Here is a picture of Seattle from on top of the Space Needle on our last trip to Seattle. We were childless then…those were different days…days with less luggage.
We leave tomorrow evening for 6 days. This is our first time traveling with an infant. I have written a list of things to bring. Typically, I bring everything for the baby, arrive at our destination, only to discover I have forgotten key items for myself, such as a toothbrush, hair brush, underwear, bra, CHANGE OF CLOTHES, socks, etc.I never knew becoming a parent would make me so incredibly dingy. My head is swimming!!
I am seriously panicked about what to bring, what not to bring, how we will sleep (i.e.: Specifically, how will we sleep nights knowing our five month old is going to keep everyone in the house awake all hours of the night??)
Our travel schedule is pretty hectic:
- Finish any unfinished packing.
- Wait for Eric to come home from work.
- Load baby, luggage, husband, car seat, and sister-in-law in the car.
- Drive two hours to my parentâ€™s house.
- Load back up in the RENTAL car with baby, luggage, husband, parents, and car seat.
- Drive 30 minutes to the airport.
- Fly three hours on the plane.
- Arrive at Sea-Tac at 3:10 p.m.
- Pick-up RENTAL car at the airport.
- Hang out in Seattle until traffic dies down on the 5 freeway.
- Drive one hour to Mount Vernon, Washington.
5 days later…do it all over again in reverse.
I have no confidence that traveling with a baby is going to be easy. I am a SPAZ when it comes to traveling anyway. I have serious anxiety about getting everything packed and ready to go; then there is the flight. LORDY!
Last time we traveled, my doctor prescribed me valium to soothe my flight anxiety. I frequently have prescribed myself large beers, Bloody Mary’s, and the occasional shot of Tequila prior to flight. Obviously, because I am breast feeding a small infant, the above options are not available.
GOD ALMIGHTY!! HELP US ALL!
This is Eric & I when we used to get a full night’s sleep.