Last night Lucy and I got home around 1am from a long day of flying home from South Carolina! Last weekend we took off on her first big road trip - to Myrtle Beach for girls' trip with Cousin! It's a 10 hour drive (without a baby... so 12ish hours with a baby?) but we implemented some of your tips for a long car ride and it went fairly well! Not perfect, there were some rough patches, but overall I'd say not terrible. Haha!
The week itself was somewhat stressful though... long story short, I have a new appreciation for single parents ;) Ha! No, we had fun.. but it was a big week for my girl. She cut her first tooth (possibly 2, but she won't let me look!) AND learned to crawl! And then we ended up flying home yesterday instead of driving back with the family.. which was an adventure in itself!
My sweet girl is SUCH a good little traveler though!! And she does much better on planes than in the car (which is why we flew home, ha!) She is now 8 for 8 on not crying on planes! She just takes it all in!
I'll be back to elaborate on the craziness and share more about our week at the beach soon!
P.S. My Friday Favorite this week? BEING HOME!
Actually, I'd have to say... after a long and potentially crazy day of traveling solo with a baby, the kindness of complete strangers made ALL the difference! I can't even count how many genuinely nice and encouraging people we encountered yesterday - from people sitting next to us on planes that reassured me when we sat down that they had babies at home so not to worry if Lucy got cranky (they were all dads too, which was refreshing to see... dads so proud of and gushing about their babies), to people interacting and playing with her, talking to us during layovers and flights, telling me how good she was when we landed, offering to help carry things off the plane, to even just nice and helpful staff at the airport - that went out of their way to help us or just to be nice. That is my favorite thing this week... it restored my faith in humanity a bit. :)
What are you loving this week?!