Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Baby Seal's First Astros Game

Last September, I attended an Astros game with my family like we've done a couple of times a year for as long as I can remember. This game in particular was different, though - I knew I was pregnant and so did my family. Despite not yet knowing the gender, I purchased a onesie, a set of bibs, and a couple of pacifiers for baby Seal, and said he/she would wear them to a game the following season. Well, HE had the opportunity to do just that this past Sunday!

A little backstory in case you're new here - I found out I was pregnant after attending the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in summer of 2015. We were there to celebrate our favorite Astro (Craig Biggio) and his induction ceremony. My family and I have also been life long Astros fans. In April of 2016, Brayden was born during the opening week of baseball and was actually born on the Astros first game of the season vs the Yankees. That was April 5, he was born at 5 p.m., and the Astros won 5-3. No way that's a coincidence, just sayin! :)

Needless to say, I was way incredibly excited for the opportunity to bring my little guy to his first Astros game this past weekend!

Isn't his outfit just the best? See that onesie? Yep! It's the one I purchased last season at the game and my dad bought the hat for him!

Brayden says blankets taste yummy in case you were wondering...

See his shoes? Those were an amazing find at a local consignment store called Once Upon a Child. They are Sperry's and when I saw them, I knew I had to have them.

We have two pre-game traditions - take a photo with Biggio/Orbit and find Mickey! 

I tried to show Mickey to him but in all the commotion of people walking around, and the line to take a picture with Mickey, it didn't happen.

At first, I was worried the crowds and noise would bother Brayden because he started to cry a little - I think he was mostly overwhelmed by everything going on around him. Thankfully, our tickets were in the Mazda Club Level and we didn't have to worry as much about the crowds. I knew this going in as I've sat in this area in the past and I can definitely say it was perfect with a baby! The alcove behind the seats is enclosed and it's a bit quieter with less people which worked perfectly for us. When we go with Brayden again, we are going to sit here for sure. 

I have to tell you that we had a BALL at the game (no pun intended). Brayden was way better than I ever could have imagined! He was happy, loved looking at the lights/sounds, and overall stayed calm and content.

He loved the baby carrier! I took him with me when I went to find food and he cracked me up! First, he was like this....

Then before I knew it, he was OUT!

Watching the game from daddy's lap!

Of course, we also had our other game tradition - ice cream! :)

The only time he got cranky at the game was right before this family photo (and that was at the end of 9 innings)! He was hungry so I fed him a bottle, and he was just about to fall asleep again when we took this photo.

I really enjoyed sharing this experience with my parents. We all had such a great time together!

Now that I know he can do so well, I can't wait for the next one!! :)


  1. Karen he is just too cute!!!!!!! So glad y'all had so much fun at the game!

  2. Hopefully you'll have more time at the next game to show him Mickey.

  3. Aww look at Brayden all decked out in his astro's gear! Glad he enjoyed his first game.

  4. So cute! And I LOVE shopping at the consignment store here. I find the best stuff so cheap!

  5. What a fun story about his clothing, and how cool that it actually fit him when the time came for his first baseball game! What a little cutie pie Brayden is! :)


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