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Vaycay with an Infant: Part 2- Plane Ride and a King-Sized Bed

August 9, 2011

Now that the whole family was through security, we headed towards our gate. Finally Carter had started to calm down from his teething pain fit. We decided to board last. The less time Carter was stuck in one place the better.

We must have been on a newer plane because I swear it was the tightest squeeze I’ve ever experienced space-wise on a plane. I chose a window seat so I could breastfeed Carter easier without flashing the aisle or making the person stuffed next to me very uncomfortable.

We were prepared for the worst but it turns out we did all that worrying for nothing. Carter did great the whole plane ride. After eating during take off, he slept most of the time having tired himself out crying. I made sure he sucked his pacifier and plugged his ears. When he woke up he was as happy as a clam. He was oblivious to being thousands of miles up in the air and was just happy being snuggled so close to mommy and daddy.

I fed Carter again during our decent. Still fine! After squeezing out of the plane, we grabbed our stuff and were greeted by our family. Frank and I were ignored as Carter was covered in kisses. As it should be. We went out to dinner with my dad, stepmom and my sister before heading to the hotel to crash. We stopped by the store on our way. Since Carter had just started another teething fit, I sent my hubs in. With the simple request of diapers and food for the weekend, Frank translated that into a box of diapers, a bag of Cheetos, a box of Cheese-Its and a 12 pack of Mountain Dew. Really? Oh well, at least he got the diapers.

When we got to the hotel we were excited to jump into our giant king-sized bed. We have a queen bed at home. This used to suit us just fine until Carter arrived. He sleeps with us and as he keeps getting bigger, space is getting tight. I didn’t realize how much of a difference a king bed made! We all slept so good that night. We immediately decided to get a king-sized bed when we got home. I think Carter enjoyed being able to stretch out too. When we woke up, we saw that we had a perfect view of the ocean!

To be continued! Read Part 1

LESSONS LEARNED: 1)If you plan to share a bed with your baby, which is essential for sleep if your breastfeeding, do yourself a favor and get a king-sized bed.
2) Board the plane last and make sure the baby is either sucking on a pacifier or nursing to avoid ears popping.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2011 12:14 am

    So glad to hear Carter did so great and is feeling much better! And yeah, parents always get ignored when there is a baby around! Lol I still get ignored sometimes! That king size bed sure does sound good! I have a queen and still co-sleep and breastfeed, but it’s just me and Em so it’s quite perfect for us. But she is getting much bigger now and likes to take up the whole damn bed! Maybe I should invest in a king, as well? Hmmmm….something to ponder ; ) Can’t wait to read the next installment!



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