baby on a plane, a summary.

You wake up early and pack every snack you own into the diaper bag. Pack plastic bags for the messy diaper you know is going to happen on the flight and jump in the car. Your car ride is full of screams because you booked your trip to be a little after naptime because you dont want to be that mom on the plane with the crying child. You get to the airport and the Southwest lady wants to see proof of age for your child who clearly is under 1 years old and you search through all of the snacks for a immunization record or something for proof that your diaper-wearing, babbling, and non-walking child is not a toddler. You go cheap on the flight and choose to have a lap baby and need to put their car seat under with baggage but forget to tell your husband to get a palstic bag to protect the car seat with. $15 later Southwest helps you out and gives you a nice big blue cheap cover to ensure the "safety" of the car seat. 

You're doing good on time and you feel like you got this in the bag. Here comes security checks. You smile at the lady who puts her germ-infested hands all over your babies sippy cup  top and then hollers for you to "move along lady, there is a line here". You listen and hurry up  with your baby in tow in the carrier to get checked for possible bomb powder on your hands. Now it is time to get all of your carry-ons and infected sippy cup all the while trying to help your husband from getting his brand new laptop smashed by on-coming luggages. 

The end is in sight. You see your gate and head on over and do a quick diaper change.You would go to the bathroom yourself but it's almost impossible to pee with a baby strapped to your chest. Good thing you get to go with family boarding because you checked in way too late and are in C class. Your baby is getting wrestless due to it being way past naptime, but you planned this all out perfectly so don't fret. Family boarding is a breeze minus the two families who purposefully cut you off because they clearly coudln't see or hear you in line before them. You let it pass because as a fellow parent you kow you are all just trying to survive at this point. 

Your baby gets a cold perfectly in time to meet family which sucks but on the upside you get a whole row to just you and your family. Thank you runny nose. Thank goodness for the carrier also because baby is just starting to fall asleep. Good thing you planned out the nap this way. Captain is on the loud speaker now and boy is it loud. His 9am coffee must be kicking in. You figure you are in the clear because your baby should sleep for the entire 45 min quick trip up north.

Here comes the stewardess who kindly tells you that you need to unstrap your baby from your carrier for departure. Wait! You mean the baby you just go to sleep for the flight? Yes, that baby. It obviously makes perfect sense and safer to unstrap the baby from your carrier so that in case of turbulence your baby while now have literally no way of being restrained and safe. Too bad they make flights so expensive or you could have had baby in their car seat on the flight. 

Thankfully, your baby doesn't wake up despite the unnecessary carrier needing to be removed. All is well and you are soon to nana's house. Oh wait, you hear sceaming. This is a loud scream but it's not your baby. Nope, it is another mom who's two year old wants something. The screaming does not stop. And now there are more than 5 babies screaming. Good thing your baby is exhausted and passed out. But the anxiety of a screaming baby fills up inside of you. Why didn't you pack lollipops? If only you brought the older boys bag with you then you would have had a lollipop to give the mom who won't give her child the snack they are begging for. Why can't that mom just give her child the snack? Think of all of us who's hears are figuartively and literally popping. Too late now, your baby is awake. Thankfully, the screaming helped the time pass and soon you are landing. Time to wake up your husband who had a nice nap on the flight, good thing he can sleep through anything. 

Thank you for choosing Southwest and welcome to Sacramento!

(jokes aside, we had a great trip up north to see family. My mom kindly kept the older two boys for us so the trip went smoother than normal but gosh travelling takes a whole lot of patience.)

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life lately.

After erasing several blog posts due to a massive blogging rut, I thought I would just update you with what's been going on at the Davis household lately. It's weird to see the fall filling up the stores lately because here in San Diego, summer virtually lasts until the end of October! Sunny and 75.

  • Max is starting to get more vocal. Calvin started speaking early on so it concerned me originally that Max was doing things a bit differently. Of course, I am slowly beginning to see now that each child develops at their own pace and it's not fair to compare kids. Oh, and Max has finally mastered how to get his way in our house with always saying his "peas" and "tank you's." 
     
  • Calvin blows my mind on how quickly he retains information. He can retain almost any song he hears on the radio and is turning into quite the karaokee guy. Some of his favorite songs are "Humble and Kind," "Ex's and Oh's," "Shake it Off," "Unsteady," "Dance, Dance," and "Hunting, Fishing, and Loving Everyday."
     
  • Max has been taking 3-hour afternoon naps, which is great, but Calvin and I get a little stir crazy at the 1.5 hour mark and I secretly wish he and I could go somewhere special during that time. Since he naps for so long I have been trying to get a cat nap in myself for about 30 min., then I'll do some housework, catch up on reading and shows, and spend some quality time with Calvin.
     
  • I went to Nordstrom Rack yesterday with my sister. Thanks to the fluorescent lighting I am now seeing the effects of my complete lack of working out lately. You would think department stores would put flattering lighting in their dressing rooms, but that was totally opposite from the experience I had. With that said, I think I am due for some major air squats. Anyone else slacking on exercise this summer?
     
  • My kids are finally growing. Calvin has been in 18 month - 2T clothes for over a year now and he finally has outgrown his shoes and clothes. Sadly, he has so much wear and tear that not many things will be handed down to Max, but it's still exciting for him and for me to see him catching up at last. With preschool a few weeks away I'm excited to finally get him some new clothes; it's been over a year. ;)
     
  • Calvin is obsessed with the 99 cent store. I took him there once and handed him a couple of dollars to buy what he wanted. Apparently it was life-changing for him because he can spot their stores and tractor-trailers miles away ever since. 
     
  • I saw Bad Moms with my mom and sister at the Cinepolis a few weeks ago. (Side note: The Cinepolis is a game changer and I am totally okay with spending the extra money to watch a movie in that much comfort.) The movie was hilarious! I couldn't breathe on multiple occasions and I will for sure be watching it again when it's available for purchase. Some of the scenes were overdone but as a whole I could relate to 90% of the claims, and the acting was phenomenal. If you are okay with some mild profanity and are in need of a good laugh, run and go see it.
     
  • My mom and I are HUGE Val and Maks Chmerkovskiy fans. I bought us tickets for her birthday and we went to see them at the San Diego Civic Theatre last week. The show was everything we hoped for, and more. The venue is super small and our seats were awesome so the entire show felt up close and personal. The brothers explained their story of how they came to America and how they became the stars and success they are today. The set, stage, and lighting was nothing to rave about, but the dancing and rawness to the show was worth every penny. Their tour just ended, but if they ever do it again and dancing is your thing then you HAVE to see it.

Hope you are all having a good summer and that you got to check a few things off your bucket list along the way. I have been looking into some cooking and baking classes for the next few months to learn some new skills, so that's what is next on the agenda for me. As September nears I'll give you an update on how preschool goes for Mr. Calvin. Have a great rest of the week!

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