Won’t stay down / Jr jetsetter

13 Dec

This is posted on behalf of my better half: Today seems to have been an odd one for Mr Eli, starting at about 2am. While I was at work, piecing together and logging all the details of our flash-in-the-pan Winter Storm, Erin was suffering through an up-and-down night with the boy. And as the restlessness persists I’m posting this instead of her. It seems more than an hour of sleep at a time was not in his plans. And now that I’m back at work for another night shift and helpless to help, the latest word is he’s been down for 40 squirmy minutes and counting. Ah, well, at 6:45 it’ll be my turn.

Christmas travel is coming up next weekend and we have yet to lay down a good framework of how to divide the time on our visit home, so many itineraries to coordinate. The prospect of traveling, flying with a 2-month-old, is interesting. Have I mentioned my anticipation of this yet? We’re trying the lap-travel approach. We may learn that the baby having his own seat is totally worth it. My boss has recounted his recent experience, doing the lap thing on the way out and the designated seat for baby on the return; he says the designated seat was totally worth it. *sigh* It’ll be fine.

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3 Responses to “Won’t stay down / Jr jetsetter”

  1. wendy spies December 14, 2008 at 12:11 am #

    Sorry things are trying right now. You guys will do great on the trip, just think of yourselves as his roadies! We found an extra seat isn’t worth it until they are mobile 🙂 then you can strap them down!

    • rasmith71 December 14, 2008 at 12:32 am #

      I think Erin would echo this thought which she and I have talked about talked about: for all the complaining about him not sleeping through the night at 6 weeks old or changing his own diaper or doing the laundry, we really are pleased at how relatively mellow and easy to please he seems to be. Yeah, some times are easier than others, but I’d hesitate to describe it as “trying.” After last night, though, Erin might not agree.

  2. Carrie December 14, 2008 at 9:00 am #

    We flew with Camden right before he turned 3 months, then again at 6 months, then again at 19 months. He was SO much better at 3 months than he was any other time. What we found is that we didn’t need an extra seat for the baby, but sure could’ve used one for the diaper bag! If he is fussy you can take comfort in knowing that most fellow passengers handle the fussiness of an infant better than an unruly toddler! Also, our pediatrician told us that they don’t have issues with ear pressure until around age 2, but we stuck a bottle in Camden’s mouth at take off and landing just in case. You guys will do great!

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