Welcome to another Thoughts for Thursday. I thought I would do a coffee talk confessional today because I haven’t done one in awhile and life has been crazy, busy lately. So grab a cup of coffee and let’s catch up:
+ I gave a recap of our trip to Vail this week. Did I mention how hard it is to fly with an 18 month old?? Sometimes I feel like other Mom’s are out there flying with their toddlers like it ain’t no big deal (I apologize if I came across that way, because it’s so far from the truth) and I’m over there thinking satan has taken over my child for a couple of hours on the air craft. I’ve never flown with an infant, but we took Brody to Vail at 14 months, Madelyn to Vail at 11 months and then again at 18 months (last week). I thought all of those were SO HARD. I really think once they hit age 2, it gets a lot better; but a three year old rocks it!!
+ With that being said, I think the change in altitude played a big part on their ears. Both of my kids are prone to ear infections and even though I tried all the remedies to save their ears during flight, I think they were still in pain. Flying with a toddler under two is just hard work though. They don’t understand that they have to sit still and stay in their seat (or at least mine don’t!). Even though all of our experiences flying with toddlers have been tough, they have all been worth it in the end! I love making memories with them (even if they won’t remember).
+ If you follow me on Instastories, you may have seen two nights ago that Madelyn climbed out of her crib. It was the day she turned 18 months old. I wanted to cry. Like really cry. We got home from Vail and her sleep was all out of sorts. We traveled the day of Day Light Savings Time and then we gained an hour and it all seemed to mess her up. She just DID NOT want to go to bed at night. Tuesday night she dove head first over her bed rail and landed with the loudest thump. It was horrible and we hoped it was just a fluke. We laid pillows all around the bed, put her in the crib again and then watched her on the monitor. She did it again. That meant we had to put her mattress on the floor. It was a long night and I was definitely frustrated. Tonight is the second night of her out of the crib and so far so good. I still hate the idea, but her safety is what matters most 🙁
+ I was flustered all day yesterday because of the transition above. These things always seem to come at the worst time. Matt and I leave town today for a wedding and I hate that my MIL (who is babysitting) has to deal with this transition. Being able to throw her in the crib to sleep made life so easy; but now with the bed, she needs to be coddled and laid with for now and it’s so much more time consuming! Anyway, life goes on and Matt thinks that I’m really just upset because it means my little girl isn’t a baby anymore; but now a big girl :). I’m sure he’s right.
+ On a positive note, I’m so super excited about our wedding this weekend. It’s in St. Petersburg, Florida and it will be a huge reunion of tons of college friends. The weather may be a little chillier than we were hoping for, but it should still be gorgeous. I can’t wait to celebrate! You know what I’m nervous about though?? Giving a speech. I’ve given quite a few wedding speeches over the years, but I still always get nervous. I’m still working on writing my speech and no matter how hard I try to write it way ahead of time; it always ends up being at the last minute. Does any one have any tips for a great MOH speech??
+ Tomorrow I’m hoping to share everything that I packed for the trip because I’m super excited about that. I’m also looking forward to slowing down our travel schedule a little bit over the next couple of months. But the truth is, Spring always ends up being insanely busy for us!
That’s all I’ve got for now, friends! Have a good one.
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