I was a bit gutted not to get along to any Olympic events but my husband didn't think it would be a good idea being 40 weeks pregnant! I suppose Ami was an Olympic baby born right in the middle of the event, so I thought if I couldn't go along to the the Olympics I must get along to the paralympics. I really wanted Pants to see the Olympic stadium and experience the Olympic park in all its glory. I was fortunate to get the tickets before the Olympics as suddenly everyone wanted all the tickets, so the time came Ami was five weeks so we stay at a friends the night before who lives nearer London.
So we get up early ready with everything for the day, fortunately I was still breast feeding so Ami was still in that time where she was easily maintained with just milk. There was tons of people and everyone was excited for the event they were going to see. we walk towards the park I was holding back the tears (another loser moment) it was such fun. The weather was sunny it was one of the hottest days of the year. We queued up to get in pour all our water and fluid as was only aloud to take 100mls in! Then drop the pushchair in the buggy park and make our way up to row 143.
Finally the event starts its all exciting stuff happening everywhere and it was so much fun. Alot of applause and Mexican waves Pants was very excited. We were sitting in the shade so we were not too hot, although the whole time we were there there was only two athletes from the united kingdom but it was still good. The stairs were a killer carrying a 5 week old baby was a challenge, this was before I had a wrap that would have been ideal for the event. We got our souvenirs but did not venture in the shop, I wish we had I would have got some special bits but the hot weather and lack of shade was important with a little bubba.
It was such a special day and one I will never forget. I am so glad I plucked up the courage to take a little baby and it was so worth it. It was a once in a life time opportunity and one I am unlikely to repeat.