Girl Party

It’s finally here. The day I’ve been dreading/eagerly awaiting for several months. The baby and I will be getting on a plane to Utah in a few hours. We’re leaving the boys behind and having a girl party. We won’t be back in New York until September.

I’ve been trying to anticipate the responses to questions people may ask on the plane:

“She’s three weeks old.”

“Two of my siblings are getting married in the next few weeks.”

“I have two more kids at home at home with their dad.”

“I hope she’ll sleep through the flight, but no promises. We’ve only known each other for a few weeks and she keeps changing.”

“Trust me, I’m more nervous about this than you are.”

But we’ll get through it, probably with some bouncing, some walking down the aisle, some sling-wearing, and lots of nursing. I’m hoping to get a crossword puzzle started, maybe even finished. I’m hoping I don’t spend the whole time trying to keep her from being upset. I’m hoping that I’ll get to feel a bit of pride and a lot of relief when we step off the plane and the surrounding passengers comment on what a sweet little baby I have. Mostly, I’m hoping to get there safe and sound.

Keep your fingers crossed for me.

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6 Comments

  1. Good luck! You can do this! Now’s a great time to be traveling with a baby. It really could be, so just keep telling yourself that and maybe it will rub off on her. 🙂

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  2. How exciting! And travel with one again, even though she’s tiny … may she nurse and sleep through it like a champ! Have fun :).

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  3. Nothing to worry about! At three weeks I bet she’ll sleep the whole trip! Have fun – girl time is so much fun!

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  4. I have only had great experiences traveling with a newborn. As long as it’s just the two of you, you should be just fine.

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  5. Good luck, good luck! The ultimate irony–we just got back from making the reverse trip from southern Utah to upstate New York–all in a minivan. If only we could have swapped places. 🙂

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    lizzie Reply:

    Yeah, I’m very glad we could fly. I do enjoy road trips, but from Utah to New York seems like it could be a little wearing after a while. I hope you had a good trip!

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  6. sounds like a dream. Its the toddlers that get me anxious. Flying with one tiny baby would be like flying alone, carefree, unattached…..I am considering driving to Salt Lake soon, very soon…..my myself, with Pete and Gus, 13.5 hours driving, plus another 4 for stops…..what am I thinking. Wish me luck if I decide to go for it!

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    lizzie Reply:

    Oh, good luck with that! I believe in you. I would be nervous, too, but you are extremely competent, so I think you’d do a great job and you and your boys would have a lot of fun with it.

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