For this latest installment of The Chronicles of Omaha, I give you Mlle’s first flight! And let me tell you, she was a total pro! I couldn’t be more proud – or more relieved!
Ever since Mlle was a baby, I sang Up, Up and Away to her whenever I picked her up from her crib. And now, she has really been up and away! I thought the song would be a nice accompanyment to the photos. Hope you enjoy!
Here we are on the airport shuttle. M. was on the other side of that window, wiping away a tear, no doubt.
Here we are waiting at the gate.
While waiting to board, Mlle made a new, albeit fleeting, friendship.
Getting settled in our seats – note the calm countenance of been-here-done-this she has here. She loved the action going on outside of the window on the tarmac.
And then she slept until landing.
Finally, waiting calmly for our – very delayed – ride to the hotel. It was past midnight – what a trooper!
Like all the “travels with baby” guides suggest, I nursed Mlle upon take-off and landing but she really didn’t seem particularly affected by the air pressure changes. I, on the other hand, use ear plugs and chew these:
because my ears pop like crazy! Even with the chewing and the swallowing and the ear plugs, I was still in pretty excruciating pain during landing on the flight to Omaha. I was so worried that Mlle inherited my issues but apparently not – so far. She even received a showering of compliments for her good behavior from the other passengers during de-boarding. What a lucky mom I am.
One of my favorite bloggers posted this great piece on traveling with babies! It was a great help and I think we’re ready to take on the 7 hours to Paris!