Thursday, January 20, 2011

Best. Baby. Ever.

So I know I'm way behind in the blog posts I'd like to get written. There's still the birth story, 2010 in review, and a few others that I want to get done, but haven't. (All together now: Sometimes being a good mommy makes me a bad blogger. Sigh. Rinse and repeat.)

But I did want to take a brief moment to brag about my awesome child share this story. We just got back from visiting Shallow Man's grandparents in Alabama (and oh, the stories I could tell you about that trip. But that's for another time). We were pretty nervous going into it because although we have flown many times, we've never flown with a not-quite-four-month-old infant before. I was worried the Little Guy would have problems with his ears or the noise or have a massive blowout on the plane (yeah, I have a few more "I'm not blogging about poop" entries, too). I dealt with this anxiety the only way a mother can: by over-packing. But we flew on Southwest which = free checked bags. Which, of course = very yes.

I needn't have worried, though. Little Guy was, as per his usual, a champ. On each leg of the flights, I would start nursing him once we got in our seats, and he was completely asleep by the time we took off. He would wake up, briefly, once or twice during the flight and then conk out again in the face of the humming of the very large engines (our boy is curiously susceptible to the lulling sound of the car, so it wasn't too surprising that an airplane has the same effect).

The best part? At the end of each flight, the passengers around us (even one sitting right next to Shallow Man!) looked around when they stood up and said in surprise, "I didn't even know there was a baby on this flight."

Yeah, I know.

Best. Baby. Ever!



Unfortunately, between holding the Little Guy and worrying, we somehow neglected to get a picture of him being angelic on his first air voyage. Hopefully he'll do a repeat performance the next time we fly anywhere.

3 comments:

~Shauna~ said...

That's so awesome! I had the opportunity to fly back east to see family in Nov and I totally wimped out because just thinking of flying with a 4 month old put my stress level at a 15. Props to your lil man for being so awesome!

Tina said...

Wahooo!!! Way to go! I love those successful airplane trips. I've had it both ways. I flew with Jacob and Cloey alone once and got the comment that they didn't know I had kids with me and another time Jacob screamed the whole time and it seemed like the whole plane was trying to comfort him and the flight attendants were walking with him up and down the aisles. It's pretty embarrassing when that happens. Let's just say I'm NOT excited to fly home in July with TWO babies and three other kids. Even with Tyler there it still seems daunting!!

Katie E. said...

So proud! Wipe that tear away!