03 December 2008

Traveling with a 2 month old

My husband and I decided to take a quick trip to San Antonio on his weekend while I'm still off work since we normally don't have the same weekends. We also figured this would be a good trial with Ruby to see how she does with traveling. First thing first, we realized quickly we need a bigger car, so it looks like we'll be doing some car shopping soon. Joy. Along those same lines though, with a 2 month old, there is a LOT of crap to take when traveling since we wanted to make sure we had the items that tend to soothe her - which means not only did we need her car seat, stroller, Pack-N-Play to sleep in, but we needed her bouncy chair and her floor mat as well. So, not only was the car filled to the gills, but as you can see our hotel room quickly turned into a nursery as well. (I also told him that when we get a new bed, we are totally getting a king!!!)

Family photo in front of the Alamo, aren't we cute!?!?

While in the Alamo, Mr. Octopus brought out that cute little smile of hers and we FINALLY got a good picture of it! Hooray!

Mom and Ruby - the Moby Wrap is the ONLY way to manage the Riverwalk with an infant

This is what we call her "Elvis lip" - she used to do this every time she dirtied her diaper, and now she just does it randomly at times, it is quite comical. Watch for a picture of her "Thriller hands" in the future!

On the way home, we stopped in Gruene (pronounced "Green") Texas and while wandering around the little town, came across this shop, so of course we snapped a picture!
All in all, it was a successful trip, considering we had a 2 month old. She did really well ... until we tried to eat and then (everytime) she got fussy - but she seemed to enjoy the fresh air and was quite alert while we wandered around, plus she slept well at night (and so did I - again I'm all about a King bed now). Who knows the next time we'll be able to travel, but we can apply the lessons we've learned this time and hopefully as she gets older, traveling will get easier (at least in SOME aspects anyhow!


Cassie said...

What awesome pictures. I love the one of the two of you on the Riverwalk, and the "Elvis lip" is too cute! You look fantastic and it sounds like you had a great time. I still haven't been brave enough to travel anywhere overnight with Andrew...the sheer multitude of his STUFF overwhelms me!

amie said...

her smile is so beautiful!

Ladybug said...

That Elvis lip is hilarious!!! Y'all look good in that pink Moby!