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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Road Trip - Update

Well, we made it. We drove to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, making only one stop during the 6 hour drive. Yes, go ahead. Bask in our amazingness.

Ok. Now that we're done with that, here are some tips/tricks I've discovered:

  • Have a bottle ready, just in case. lil a is exclusively breastfed, but right after the trip got started and he fell asleep, I pumped some and stored it in a cooler. We used it when lil a got fussy and we were no where near an appropriate place to stop (like all of Eastern Washington).

  • Choose clothes wisely. Pick comfortable clothes for baby that make changing the diaper in cramped quarters easier. I had to change lil a on my lap -- unfortunately there isn't anything that could make that easier, unless you have some Vapoorize. Also, make sure the outfit isn't too warm. You'll keep the car's temperature warm, so you won't need to have him all bundled up while inside it. (We learned this the hard way...)

  • Pack the night before. We got the car mostly all packed up the night before we left. (3 humans and 2 dogs requires lots of stuff, apparently.) This made for a calm morning the next day. It still took us an hour to get out the door, but at least we weren't rushing.

All in all it was a very successful trip. The wedding was beautiful and lil a got to meet lots of his extended family for the first time. As you can see, he was happy about that:


  • My goodness, that child is cute!

    Congrats on the successful roadtrip. That's quite the undertaking and it sounds like you guys made it through relatively unscathed.

    By Blogger Terra, at 2:13 PM  

  • Hi Baby Brown Eyes!!!! I heart you and all your babyness. When I see you next, we'll spend some quality time under the kitchen lights. Luv, A

    By Anonymous A, at 2:46 PM  

  • Roadtrips can be a nightmare, but also so much fun. I know you posted that you nanny started today. Did she? And if she did, how did it go?

    By Blogger Nanny Louise, at 8:18 PM  

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