Friday, July 28, 2006

Indiana is wonderful!

Well, Katie, thanks for being inquisitive about my trip to Indiana.

All went well on our trip here. Liam was as dreamy as he could possibly be for a 9 month old! He behaved quite well. There was no crying until my mom picked us up from the airport and I got a little worked up that the stroller wouldn't fit in the trunk of the car. So Liam felt my anxiety, the humid heat and his own fatique and it got the best of him. We had a crying baby most of the drive to my parent's house.

Though our first flight was delayed an hour, we were still able to meet Liam's other grandparents in Minneapolis for our layover! We only got about 30 minutes or less with them, but it was so worth it! I was so grateful the flight change didn't mess up our planned encounter. Grandpa brought what Liam thought was a "present" for him. It was his cane and Liam couldn't get enough of it! The toys baby claim! It was so cute! I will update later with photos.

Liam slept for about 40 minutes our first leg of the trip and another 40 minutes on the second leg. Nursing him was much easier than I thought it was going to be because we ended up having an extra seat beside us on both flights. I hope I get that lucky on the way back to Utah. What a blessing! Elbow room and space for Liam to play was awesome! I have to say, the cool cucumbers I brought along were the favorite toy/snack! I am so glad I thought of that at the last minute. He did watch his baby einstein video too, so with all the "props" I brought for a smooth flight those two items were the stars.

Yesterday we visited the bride to be and her mother made brunch for us and we chatted half the day away! Liam was charming and very well behaved at their house. I just couldn't ask for a better baby to be traveling with.

Anyway, when I get home I will report more and post photos!


D said...

That is so good to hear. We are going to Seattle at the end of September and I am going to stay an extra week without Matt. I am nervous for the plane flight home. I'm glad to hear that Liam did so well. You will have to give me all of your tips. I'm glad you are having fun showing off the grandbaby and all. :)

grandma -dixie said...

Glad to hear the rest of your trip went well for you and Liam. We Sooooooooo appreciated your having a layover so we could see you and Liam. Way to short but we love that you were willing to do that for us. Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts. We sure miss you guys. We couldn't ask for a sweeter daughter. You have always been so kind to us. Hope the rest of your trip at your moms goes well and the trip home goes smooth. All our love.

utmommy said...

I'm so glad you had a pleasant trip. You never know what to expect with babies on board.

Katie said...

Yay for a fun trip! I'm glad Liam was so good. Did you get the stroller to your parents' house or did you have to store it at the airport?

Ashley said...

glad to hear things went well. if you don't mind, give me more details on the cucumber things you gave liam.

Gina said...

Ashley, the cucumber you just peel and cut lengthwise in half. Then seed with a spoon. Then cut the cucumber in 1-2 inch chunk/squares. Perfect for a little hand to hold and not fit all the way in the mouth. He sucked each of those pieces dry and gnawed on them with his one little tooth.

Ashley said...

i have 2 more questions:
1-do you worry about him choking on things? i tried giving little bit one of those wagon wheel things a few times and the 1st time she bit it in half and i was scared she was going to choke on it and the 2nd time she shoved the entire tihng in her mouth and was trying to bite it. she only has 2 teeth!
2-do you ever give him pickles (the long ones)? i let little bit try one the other day and she loved it but i'm not sure about the salt/vinegar in her little tummy. and again, she just wanted to bite into it and i was afraid she'd choke on it. i know i read that you gave liam some at a restaurant one day but i didn't know what kind or how many

i'm trying to expand her diet a bit b/c i'm going BROKE buying baby food and she decided she wasn't going to eat what i was making. she also won't eat anything but gerber. she knows quality i guess :) enjoy your trip!