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September 28, 2012



Baby snuggles. Footie pajamas. Is there much sweeter? When my kiddos have just had a bath and are snuggled up in their beds with their pajamas on, my heart melts everytime. It's just so sweet. and wonderful.

We picked up Chris from the airport last night (he has been filming in Wyoming all week) and we have MISSED him. We are all so so happy to have him home! In fact my entire house is still sound asleep snuggled up in their beds at the moment. Life is good, I am thankful. I think fall has to be my favorite time of year...so just knowing it is approaching makes me super happy as well. Pumpkin pies, peanut butter cookies and Christmas music! I can't wait!

We (Apple, Chris and I) leave for the influence conference in about a week and half...I have never flown with a newborn so that will be a new adventure for us! I flew with two toddlers when we went to California last year but never a teeny baby. Any advice? We have only left the big kids one other time so that of course makes me a bit weepy, but I cannot wait to experience all that the weekend holds.

Also, I mentioned it on twitter but when Chris got in the car accident the week after Apple was born he totaled my 4runner. (the accident was not his fault) I have written a few blog posts about that car and how I have driven it since I turned 16. I am so sad to see it go! So many memories in that car. We will probably get a replacement car in the next week or two.


Okay, just some random Friday morning thoughts! Off to eat some french toast. 
Have a beautiful weekend!

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24 comments:

  1. I travelled with my kids quite a bit from when my sons was just months old. The one thing that helped a lot was waiting to feed them during takeoff. It really helps them with their ears and fills their bellies for a nice settled ride. So if you have a fussy baby at the gate try to distract as much as you can (or only partially fill the belly).

    Same for landing. Again, helps with the ears.

    Good luck! You guys will do great. :)

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  2. Nurse as much as you can. I've heard so many times that it makes a flight easier on newborn ears and mama hearts. Hugs and prayers for safe travel! <3

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  3. Hang onion there with the feeding :) your doing such a great job !

    Have a lovely weekend :)

    Claire x

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  4. I LOVE this time as well. The thought of Christmas music makes me smile. :) Safe travels Casey.

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  5. I haven't done this either - but I heard that nursing is your key to sanity! Hope you have safe and smooth travels! xo.

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  6. So Dallas does end up feeling like Fall? We moved here recently and it's been an adjustment!

    As for flying, the younger they are the easier it is! I LOVE flying with babes under 3 months old because they just nurse/bottles and sleep the whole time, typically. You can even change diapers on your lap when they're that tiny! Good luck!

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  7. I flew from CA to PA (so literally across the country) with a 2 week old and it really wasn't bad! They sleep most of the time. Just make sure to have a bottle/paci/boob ready for take offs and landings when ears pop. Some people find slings helpful although you might not be allowed to wear it during take off and landing. as long as you have food and diapers for them it should be fairly smooth :) good luck! you will do great!

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  8. Have a great weekend!!! love you!!

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  9. I've always felt the same way about babies sleeping. I love playing with them and all during the day, but there is just something so precious about a sleeping child. One of the biggest blessings of my day is the last thing I do at the end of it - when I go to pull the blankets up over my lil' guy after he's fallen asleep and kiss the top of his head.
    Hoping y'all have a great trip and a happy weekend!
    ~Melissa

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  10. Flying with a newborn is the easiest:) Much, much easier than with a baby who can move! I nursed during take-off and he fell asleep for the duration on the flight. Good luck!

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  11. You guys will do great flying with Apple! I flew with my son when he was 2 weeks old, and it was actually easier than when he was older :) Try nursing or giving her a binky, or massaging her ears for take off/landing to help wi/ air pressure. I also brought my nursing pillow so that there was somewhere for my son to lay instead of holding him up in my arms. And if you have a baby carrier, that can be a great way to have extra hands for baggage and such. Good luck!

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  12. My flight advice is the same as the others: nurse at takeoff and landing & be sure to have a change of clothes and wet wipes on hand. Also, disregard the call for families to board first, because it's so much easier to rest & be comfy outside the plane. This tip is even more relevant when baby's a little bigger and will got bored in no time sitting in an airplane seat waiting for the others to board the plane.

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  13. I adore you.
    Phone chat...next week...
    LOVE YOU!

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  14. I think flying with a newborn is so easy compared to a toddle that wants to be entertained. I always nurse the baby during take-off and landing to help their little ears:)

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  15. Mmmmmmm peanut butter cookies... Good luck with the travelling Casey :)

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  16. I'm flying with my 4 month old in a couple of weeks- my first time as well. I'm planning to have him in my moby wrap baby carrier until we get on the plane. That should make it easier with both of my hands free. Also, for take-off and landing I plan to have his pacifier in his mouth to help with the pressure.

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  17. i flew with my daughter when you was six weeks. our doctor just said to make sure i nursed extra as they lose fluids when they fly (not sure how all that works) and to make sure i nursed/gave a bottle/or had a paci in her mouth during take off and landing. i also prayed a lot :)

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  18. Have a great weekend Casey! I am grateful for this little blog of yours to give me inspiration!

    Cristina Marie
    C'est Une Belle Vie

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  19. Having flown with Maile every couple months or so, from about 12 weeks on, I think I can say with confidence that it's (in my humble opinion) easier to fly with a newborn than it is a toddler.

    With newborn Maile, I changed her diaper RIGHT before boarding, in hopes of avoiding a mid-flight diaper change (actually, I still do this). Some planes STILL don't have changing tables in the restrooms! Ridiculous!

    I also made sure to nurse her, or have her binky in, on ascent and descent. Actually, that's still the same, too. :)

    Overall, I found that the majority of people are very helpful when you have a brand new baby. It's when you have a 16 month-old who really wants to play 3-hour peek-a-boo with the person in front of you that the dirty looks start. ;) Good luck, mama! I'm sure you'll do great.

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  20. Yes, feed on the way up and on the way down..pacifier won't cut it. You can take your carseat with you and then if the flight isn't full, then she can ride in it. Or they will check it for you at the gate. Any liquids, diaper creams etc, you have over 4 oz are good to go! They'll just take you aside in security and "test them."

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  21. Traveling with newborns is cake! They sleep the whole time! I know you wanted to breastfeed not sure if that ended up working out for you, but that helped too (I'm sure a bottle would have the same effect).

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  22. I love fall... ah, so chilly!

    We have flown several times with newborns. The trick is to nurse during take off and landing. Even if it's so snack or to pacify.

    Also, take some mylicon (the tummy drops) with you. If for some reason they won't latch on and nurse or the pressure adjustment makes their tummies upset- it works wonders!!
    Good luck!

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  23. I don`t have any children so I cannot offer any flying advice but I hear it is pretty easy if you can schedule feeding accordingly.

    PS. I LOVE YOUR blog & am a new follower :)

    PPS. How does the linking work? Can anyone linkup?

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  24. I agree with everyone else who suggested feeding the baby for takeoff and landing. I flew from LA to Nashville when Miles was a little under two months old and it was really a lot easier than I expected. Also, if you plan on wearing her during the flight (I kept Miles in his Baby K'Tan so he could snuggle) be prepared to take her out of the carrier for takeoff and landing. Every flight attendant who walked past me let me know it was strict airline policy. :)

    Veralynn
    joiedeveralynn.blogspot.com

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