14 week photo
This week was full of fun! We celebrated Kenny’s birthday with a weekend trip to Tulsa Oklahoma. We were a little apprehensive considering M hasn’t been super fond of her car seat in the past and we had never been on an overnight trip to a hotel with a baby before. Oh my goodness she did such a wonderful job for the entire trip! She slept most of the drive there and home in her car seat and was just a little doll. She was patient and happy while we toured gardens and the zoo and museums and even slept like a champ in her little pack n play at the hotel. We were just overjoyed that we had such a great time. It is really encouraging for future travel.
Highlight of the week:
Karen- Successfully staying in a hotel with a three month old. I wasn’t sure what to expect, it might throw her off entirely and we’d end up leaving at 2:00am in tears… thankfully she was just a little sweetheart. I think all our site seeing during the day wore her out. She went to sleep quickly and slept sweetly in her pack n play only waking up once or twice during the night.
Kenny- Going on a fun trip with my girls for my birthday. You guys know how much I love to travel, so seeing M handle all the excitement and different things so well was just wonderful.
Product we’re loving:
Karen- Our ipod came in handy for our trip. We have several songs that we play every night that help M get settled down for sleep and bringing the ipod along with us allowed us to maintain her routine even though we weren’t at home. It worked like a charm.
Kenny- The Pack N Play came in really handy this weekend. It folds up so compactly and easily, it was a great option for M’s little bed at the hotel. We used a crib sheet from home so it felt familiar and was definitely cleaner than a roll away crib.
Karen- M still sounds pretty congested from her little cold last week. She hasn’t had any fever but I sure wish I could do something to help take that stuffiness away. Our pediatrician suggested we try a cool mist humidifier, hopefully that will help.
Karen- I am learning to just get out there and do things. I had gotten into a rut of just staying at home because it seemed easier and ‘safer’. No chances for chaos, but also no chances for adventure. How will I ever know how M will handle a new place unless I give her the chance to experience it? So far she has exceeded my expectations every time!
Kenny- I am learning that travel with a baby has to be a little bit slower paced. Karen and I are adventurers and we like to see and do a lot with the time we have in new fun places. With a baby in tow you have to kind of relax the agenda and allow some extra time for nursing and diaper changes along the way.
Quote of the week:
Karen- (Walking past a sweet older lady at one of the museums we visited)
Lady: Oh! What a precious baby, how old is she?
Karen: Thank you, she is three months old.
Lady: Wow, the fun is just beginning!
It has been a great fourteenth week and we are looking forward to many, many more!