Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 6 on the road

The day started out as any normal "on the road" day. Wake up to sweet baby cooing around 8-ish, get up and get dressed, go eat breakfast in the hotel lobby, go back to the room to call my (Tasha's) mom, and put the baby down for a nap, etc. But this time, we packed up our things and hit the road again before the baby's nap! Destination: Milford, Connecticut! We were hoping she would sleep during her nap on the road.

But first, we decided to make one very important pit-stop:
Georgetown Cupcakes
Look at that face! She can't wait to try all those!
After our pit-stop, it was off to Connecticut. Tom-Tom (our GPS) said it would take us 5.5 hours to get to our destination! We were so excited that baby would only have to miss 2 naps, now that we had her on a good (well, reasonable) sleep schedule. Unfortunately for us, things did not go as we expected. Between all the traffic jams, accidents, and big cities, we did not reach our destination for almost 10 hours! I guess that is what happens when you have to drive through Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; Wilmington Delaware; Newark NJ; and New York City, NY. Okay. Now we realize we were very ambitious! Never underestimate the time it takes to travel from one place to another based on your GPS, in big cities!

When we finally arrived at the hotel, it was 7:30! Our poor little girl! It was past her bed time, she missed ALL her naps, she was in a strange place, and was beyond exhausted. Kevin and I patiently bathed her, clothed her, fed her, and put her to bed. An hour later, she was up again. We patiently rocked her until she feel asleep. This happened a few times. Her night was fitful, but we worked hard to pat her and soothe her back to sleep before she could wake up again. The result - a sweet, cooing baby waking us up at 8 AM!

And that brings us to Day 7 on the be continued!

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