Ok, so I'm failing at that last one, but hey, no one can have it all.
This past week we ventured back up to Chi-town to visit our families and give them all some Eisley time. I was a little
Here is what I learned about traveling with an infant.
1. There is no such thing as packing light when you are traveling with a baby. Pack 'n Plays, toys, food, blankets, clothes, baby carriers, et. So much for loading our car at our traditional Ikea trip. No room! boo!
3. Be willing to stop. A lot. Diapers will still need to be changed, babies will still need to be fed, and little legs will need to be stretched. Nick and I were all about just pushing it and getting to Chicago quickly before Eisley cam along. We'd stop to pee, or get some lunch, but that was it. We had to stop a lot more often with Eisley to keep her happy, and it was fine! Not a big deal at all.
4. Cloth diapering on vacation really wasn't hard for us at all! Granted, we weren't staying at a hotel, and my mother in law was fine with us washing E's dipes at her house, but it was easy peasy! I was grateful that we have quite a few travel-sized wet-bags, but otherwise we didn't really need to do anything all that differently.
5. Bring your noise machine. I don't think Eisley would have napped at all without that thing. My parent's house is like a petting zoo (my mom rescues injured and abused animals, so there are always foster animals around. Check it out Dire Straits Animal Rescue) and my in-laws also have a dog. Not only that, but you just can't expect everyone to tip-toe around like you do in your own house every time you put the baby down for a nap.
7. Take lots of photos. Of course. Someday I will upload them and brag about all the fun we had. =)
I think driving 8 hours with E was a little stressful for my hubby, but I didn't think it was all that bad. It's certainly not what I would cal relaxing, but it also just wasn't as bad as I thought it could be.