Style Your Senses
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April 11, 2013 |
Had you asked me this question before or during pregnancy my answer would have been a quick and easy…”hell NO!”After having the baby, and not only being far away from friends and family, but also knowing more about your baby specifically…their eating habits, demeanour, and how easy (or not) it is to soothe them…made me re-think my decision. I was DYING to get back home to introduce my little lady to her great-grandparents, aunts/uncles, and her BFF (aka first cousin Annie who was born three days after she was). When my husband had an unexpected work trip come up that would take him away from us for 4 days—that sealed the deal—I was going. I booked the trip only 2 days before we were scheduled to leave (which I think helped me because I did not have time to dwell on it all). Also booking so late and not really wanting to sell my soul for the direct flight, I took a layover. Total travel time (with the 1hr additional delay @ layover was 5hr 30min). Here’s what I learned along the way…
This is what worked for us…
Ok. I think that’s it. Did I miss anything? Feel free to ask additional questions. And remember these are my personal opinions and product recommendations and are strictly what worked for us.
Overall, I have been blessed with a pretty easy-going baby so that DID make things easier I will say.
Oh and get ready for “the looks.” When people look at you like you are a leper or have a walking case of gonorrhea rather than like you’re a mother of a newborn! It’s insane all of the stares and glares that I got. Hey people…guess what?! I checked over and over with the pediatrician and they actually encouraged it! Saying this was the easiest time to travel, by far. So keep yo’ eyes to yourself =)
Happy Travels…you can do it and will come back a more confident mama than when you left!
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