Wednesday, November 16, 2011

El Paso Trip

I used to be brave to the point of recklessness, then I popped out a baby.  Now things that used to be no big deal to me before, terrify me!  This last week I went to El Paso to visit a friend for a week.  It took me a little while to decide if I wanted to drive 8 hours with a baby in the back seat all by myself, or take a 50 min plane ride.  Silly I know, but it did take me a couple weeks to decide!  To be completely honest I had moments of panic throughout the whole process!  I am hear to let you all know, I have made it.  Baby and mommy are still alive.

The trip started out on a Friday, my husband drove me down the the valley where we stayed the night at my grandpa's house because my plane was leaving early the next morning.  We did not take a pack-n-play for Baby to sleep in, to be honest we did not even think about it because there was one waiting for us in El Paso.  I thought her sleeping on the floor on a few blankets would be fine.  In case you are wondering, if you have a very active baby, this is a very bad idea.  I put her down at 8, like we do every night, but she did not stay asleep.  We heard her crying and screaming through the bedroom door, and my husband went to her rescue to see what was wrong.  Some how... she had crawled underneath the bed and all he could see were her two little feet sticking out!  It was dark and she could not figure out how to turn herself around under the bed...  We had a good laugh, after she was comforted of course, then moved her little pallet to a different location and put her back to bed.

It wasn't even ten minutes later when we could hear her through the door again!  This time, she had somehow gotten into my suit case, found the bag of q-tips and crawled to the door... all in the dark.  When we opened the door to see what she was up to we were met with a cheeky smile, as if she was saying, "Look what I found!"

After that we decided to let her play in the living room for another hour or so to get out all of her wiggles.  Baby used this opportunity to show off to her great grandpa with all the new skills she was learning.  She loves to be the center of attention!  I have no idea where she gets that from... no idea at all...

The third and final time we put her to sleep that night, we decided that the floor was a bad idea, so we found an empty over sized suit case, put a pillow and a blanket in it, then put Baby on top.  She slept through the night not even waking up once!

I love my little angel, but I am pretty sure I now know where gray hair comes from...