When it comes to traveling with a child though, I don't like to be unprepared. Mia and I are leaving in a few hours to head to my parents' house in Indiana, and the challenge of NOT checking luggage (no thank you baggage fees) has me feeling the pinch. In a good way. So far, I have all of mine & Mia's clothes, toiletries & shoes in one little carry-on, and I plan to bring a diaper bag and a shoulder bag for everything else! The rest--we will get when we arrive in Indiana. We'll still be checking a carseat (FREE) & probably winging a stroller (gate-check, FREE), and I'll be carting around my pregnant belly, but that's about it. Lord Willing. If I could minimize anymore, I probably would. But you never know what you might need on a plane. Snacks? Books? Extra wipes? Change of clothes? 35,000 Altoid Mints to devour at 35,000 miles?? It's very possible you will need all these things.
For those who have never flown with children or need a refresher, may I alert you of...
Flying with Children
It's the best website I've ever found for preparing for flying with children, written by a flight attendant/MOM.
Mia has been extra cute + an extra handful these days. I guess I'll take a little of each.
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|singing/talking loudly through Target|
|at the sprinkle for ciampa bambino this past Saturday /|
LPK, me & Jenn
In that last picture, I'm at my friend Jenn's house for the most lovely sprinkle she & LPK threw for our baby boy. I'll share more about that later, but it was awesome and I felt sprinkled...no...showered with love! They did an awesome job with all the little details to make it feel personal & special. If you need party-planning, they're your girls. Like I said, more on that later.
In the spirit of being organized, I need to finish my last-minute packing items while Mia snoozes.
Ciao for now!