Well I’m still on our road trip! And even though the first few days I was having convulsions from a lack of crafting/sewing/creating, I then quickly adapted to a new lazier lifestyle. I’m happy to report that we are having a FABULOUS time. To be 100% honest I was dreading this trip. I could not foresee any way to have a good time with a baby who wasn’t getting any naps or sleep. But Ginger has been a total champion, and thanks to some of your tips, she’s a been a really happy camper.
We switched her to a forward facing car seat, and it has made a WORLD of difference. The sleeping arrangement means we have to hold it all night…but it’s worth it for a baby who is rested. Let’s just hope we don’t contract a UTI.
It’s funny. As a new mom it’s so easy to get in a routine, and once you finally find a way to keep your baby happy, you don’t want to do ANYTHING to upset it. And truthfully, I think it depends on the baby. Ginger, in the past, has been exceptionally sensitive when it comes to, well, everything. Little things upset her greatly and she has a hard time “going with the flow.” But now that she’s older, I’ve been so surprised with how much more adaptable she can be. She’s still my little pill who wants just what she wants. But I’m so glad I was forced out of my comfort zone…and that it worked out positively.
We’ve seen things we would have never seen:
Done things we would have never done:
And tasted things we never would have tasted:
Yes, it looks like Grandpa is having Gigi snack on a plant that they found on a beautiful nature hike. It tasted just like licorice and Gigi couldn’t get enough. But let me show you where the plant was actually located
We’re headed to Seattle today, currently we are in Astoria. Yes, we saw the Goonies house. (I’d never seen Goonies but we watched it last night). And then it’s back home.
My fingers just twitched with excitement at the thought of crafts.
But for now, we’re having a great time.
Thanks for the love.
We miss you all,
Alison, Gigi & Eric