+ We made it to Vail!
+ I survived my first commercial flight with child and so did my child.
+ if you follow @homeofmalones on Instagram, you saw we were severely delayed and stuck on the plane.
+ it’s so late and I definitely have more thoughts but for now I need to go to bed. I will come back sometime today and add more.
+ Okay, I’m here again! Yesterday was a long day but we made it to the house around 11:30pm which was 12:30pm our time.
+ Brody was awake the whole flight from Pensacola to Dallas, but really did well. Mostly watched Mickey Mouse, ate some snacks and occasionally got a little antsy and wanted to stand on the floor.
+ I would say that the hardest part was the layover in Dallas. We had about a 2.5 hour layover in Dallas and really all he wanted to do was run around the airport like a wild banshee. He didn’t want to be strapped in or sit and be entertained by anything. He wanted to run and explore. This is what I’m most worried about when traveling back with him by myself.
+ This is pretty much what he looked like when you tried to hold him in the airports…
+ It was almost easier being in the confined space of the plane. Shockingly, I was thankful that our 3 hour delay in Dallas was actually on the plane and not in the terminal. It was hard. Don’t get me wrong. But, we were in first class which helped a lot because we literally had the space to sit him on the floor by our feet and let him eat his snacks and watch the iPad without all the commotion and lights in the airplane.
+ Amanda talked about this Parental Mode on the iPhones last week for TFT and it completely changed my life on the plane while Brody was watching Mickey on the iPad. Brody loves to touch the screen and it would always turn off the movie; but with the parental mode, they can touch it all they want and it won’t go anywhere!!
+ It was amazing to me to see how many babies were all over the airports. I guess it’s like once your pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant you start noticing pregnant women everywhere. Well that’s how it was in the airport. There were so many children on our flight from Dallas to Vail that it was crazy. I felt so terrible for the families traveling with multiple kids and stuck on that plane for what ended up being about 5 hours including the flight.
+ The babies do well once the plane is in the air. About 60 seconds after the plane took off, Brody was sound asleep for the duration of the flight into Vail. That was a lifesaver 🙂
+ We’re here now and Brody slept great last night and we woke up this morning to cool temperatures and took an hour walk through the trails to take in some of this beautiful fresh air!
+ I’m so thankful to be here with him and enjoy this time with my Mama!! It’s not often we get mother-daughter time anymore and can’t believe we’re getting an entire week of it! Her house is gorgeous (this is my first time seeing it) and I hope to share lots of pictures with all of you!!