Sometimes I sit back and think about the journey my husband and I have been on since the birth of our baby girl. I can hardly believe that eight weeks have passed since the doctor placed her in our arms. These eight weeks have been full of joy and discovery. Since I never babysat as a teen, caring for my daughter has been like taking a Baby 101 class. I learn something new every day. My life has been one of constant progression. I started out as a mommy who did not know she was supposed to burp her baby after each feeding. Now I can pump for my baby, blog about my baby, and sing to my baby all at the same time! Boy, how time has produced growth!
Since Taylor is approaching her first round of immunization shots, I am looking forward to no longer living tucked away like a hermit. I’m looking forward to being able to venture out into the world again. In celebration of our coming out of hiding and my upcoming 30th birthday, I’ve decided it is only appropriate get a makeover and plan a trip. Having a baby and turning 30 are two milestones worthy of such a plan.
Lately, most days my hair is pinned up in a bun, and I am rocking the latest in spit up and reflux. I haven’t looked my best for some time now, so getting my ends snipped and my color boosted are surefire ways to feel more like myself.
As for a trip, my husband and I have been overdue for a vacation for quite some time. We planned to fly to Miami, but decided that Taylor is a bit too young for such a trip and a fast-paced city. We have decided we would have more flexibility in our trip if we drove to Pensacola, FL, instead. This is only a three-hour trip, the length of Taylor’s 7 AM nap. I’m a bit nervous about traveling with a two-month-old, but the need for a vacation outweighs my nervousness.
Since Taylor does not like pacifiers or to take bottles, I am anticipating that we are just going to have to pull over at an exit to soothe her and feed her. It may make our trip longer, but I will do whatever it takes to make Baby Girl comfortable.
I’m curious about what others have done on their first big trip after giving birth. At what age was your baby when you flew as a family for the first time? How far did you travel? I’d love to hear about your experiences!