(Advice, that is.)
Hell YES. I can!
Fellow Parents and/or Experienced Fliers (sp?), I need your wisdom!
The Hubs and I are flying to West Virginia Labor Day Weekend to visit his family (for a week), and introduce them all to the baby...and have a surprise party for Spouseface's grand-dad who is turning 80...and have O christened in the church where his daddy was christened...
We have never flown with a baby.
Who will be a little over 10 months old at the time of take-off.
We're a little apprehensive.
Traveling makes me nervous as it is, probably b/c I haven't really done THAT much of it.
I'm always afraid that I'll miss my flight/connection, that I'll get lost (I will get lost in a paper bag, it's pathetic.), that I didn't pack the right things, etc.
My Hubs-he's good at it. He lived overseas, he traveled a lot, he's pretty much got it together when flying...
He gets nervous when situations involve the baby.
He's used to just worrying about me, (which he would do even if I was the most seasoned flier to ever have flown, that's just how he rolls) so I'm afraid he might get overwhelmed with anxiety when he adds our son to the worry list.
I'm anxious, and we're a month out. I just know my son. He's a sweet boy, but SUPER active, and he HATES to be confined.
[I have this picture in my head of him SCREAMING bloody murder throughout the duration of the 5 hour flight, culminating in our fellow passengers demanding that we poisoned to death by stale airplane food.]
So help a Mama out:
What's the best routine to get through check-in and security?
What do I pack?
What happens if he has a blow out in his diaper
How do I best combat the Screamies?
How do I help the pressure in his little ears?
What other things should I know?
Is there any hope for us at all?