preview for tomorrow's column

Extra baggage: Traveling to with a 6-month-old
(Preview for The News Review's Sunday Column: My ABC Soup)

By the numbers
 Bags packed: 7  
Items packed for baby: 46 clothing items; 100 diapers; 200 wipes; 
8 toys; 7 blankets; 1 stroller; 1 car seat; 1 portable crib; 1 Bumbo seat; 
2 packs of formula; 2 packs of traveling toiletries; 12 Mum Mums; 
7 pureed foods; 2 bottles; 40 bottle liners; 12 disposable bibs
Total miles traveled: 1,622 
Total pit stops:  12

Chris and I vowed that we would not be those parents that say they can’t go somewhere “because of the baby,” especially when the place is Disneyland. Instead, we are the parents that everyone looks at and says, “You are crazy for driving that far with a 6-month-old.” We like the challenge.

Driving long hours with Audrey was not completely unchartered water for us. Chris and I drove to Steen’s Mountain when she was 5-weeks-old for a summer camping trip. While Audrey handled that adventure well, I did not. 

Read the rest tomorrow at www.nrtoday.com or here! 


NikkiDarlin' said...

I give you a big hand for having nerves of steel. I love our daughter but a long car ride is horrible with her.

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