I haven't been to Georgia since Christmas! It's been way too long. My parents and siblings visit us pretty often, but we have a huge family and tons of friends there who haven't seen Emmett since he was 6 months old. Ray and I will go for a week over Thanksgiving, but now that the Summer's winding down, I'm starting to yearn for a vacation. So, I've decided to fly home with Emmett over Labor Day weekend in a couple of weeks. Wooohooooo!
Here's my dilemma: I have Monday off and I'm able to take Tuesday and Wednesday, but that only leaves us with 5 days, two of those being travel days. So I'm considering flying overnight... alone... with Emmett.. Have any of you mama's tried an overnight flight? We would have one layover, which means changing planes at 4 am AZ time, 7 am Georgia time. Am I crazy?!
It's risky- Emmett never ever sleeps when I'm holding him, except on airplanes. I'm not sure if it's the white noise, or the movement, but he has slept like an angel every flight we've taken so far, so I'm hoping a night flight will be perfect for us. But I'll have to wake him up, get him to the car, drive to the airport, go through security, wait for the flight, then change planes in the middle of the night and do it all over again. It could be awful! But it would mean an extra full day with my family on Saturday so I think it's worth a try.
I'd love to hear your travel stories- good and bad. What works for you? I'm thinking one bag, full of books and snacks, and an ERGO carrier to snuggle him to me all night.
Also, these buns!: