Baby’s First Plane Flight

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Baby’s First Plane Flight

So we made it to StL in mostly 1 piece. Okay, well, in 3 pieces….

…since there are three of us. ;)

baby's first plane flight

It actually went surprisingly really well!

Sadly we had to get up at a freakishly early hour though, after only just going back to bed from feeding Lily at 3:30 a.m., so that was a rough start. I seriously could NOT wake up for the life of me. I felt like a zombie most of the day.

Luckily I have traveled enough that even as a zombie I know how to go through the motions of getting ready (since I don’t really ‘get ready’ anymore), and doing the airport thang.

We even left 20 minutes after we had hoped to leave the house and made it semi on-time to the airport. SCORE.

Jared was a HUGE reason we made it only 20 mins past when we wanted to….he carried alllll of our luggage (hello lots of it!!) to the car, packed it, and then carried Lily in her carseat. I only had to grab my purse & diaper bag. What a stud!

We got all checked in at the airport (p.s. BRING a copy of your baby’s birth certificate–so glad we had it!), dropped our bags off, and then switched Lily from her carseat to the Ergo (she stayed asleep), and got in line for TSA.

Guess what?! TSA must have changed a bit because we got to keep our shoes & coats on, we didn’t have to take stuff out of our bags (like laptops & such), and we simply walked through the normal detector. It was crazy nice and super fast!

We got to the gate, sat down, and 5 minutes later our flight began to board.

The first flight she slept the entire time in the Ergo (she sucked on the binkie during take-off & landing & I ate an apple the size of her head).

baby's first plane flight

And boy was the landing horrendous! I thought the plane was gonna flip over & we were going to die. It was SO turbulent.

Darn you mountains. ;)

baby's first plane flight

Flying from SLC to Denver is always such a treat in that way….gorgeous but dude, you pay for it in turbulence.

Lily must have Jared’s genes for that though, she simply slept through it all. I was near barfing by that point, and she & Jared were just chillin’.

We then literally ran to the second flight, and pretty much walked right on board since it was our group that was finishing boarding. Whew!

My water bottle ended up leaking through my bag, so that was quite the ordeal once we sat down & tried to dry some things off (luckily my laptop was in its case & just fine), but it was kinda annoying.

Oh well, if that is all the ‘bad’ that happened to us, we definitely counted our lucky stars!

Lily ended up waking up as the plane was about to leave (and we were finishing dealing with the wet bag), so I fed her during take-off.

baby's first plane flight

She played, burped, chilled, and ate again before falling back asleep, where she stayed the entire rest of the flight & landing (sucked on binkie again during landing into StL).

baby's first plane flight

We Jared got our bags from baggage claim and met my mom & sister at passenger pick-up. We strapped Lily into her car seat (from the Ergo), and home we went.

Wahoo! Baby Lily was such a champ for her first plane flight (s), and she is loving being in StL around tons of family.

baby's first plane flight

They all adore her (duh!), and it feels sooooo nice to be home for the holidays. <3

baby's first plane flight

I can’t wait till more of my siblings arrive-the party really kicks off tomorrow when a sister arrives, and the rest follow Friday & Saturday & next week. Wahoo!

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Thankful Thursday

  1. I am thankful for a pretty seamless trip home!
  2. I am super grateful for a little sis who let me borrow a sweater last night when Lily decided to majorly spit up on me!
  3. I am thankful for a warm, comfy bed to sleep in.

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Have a WONDERFUL day!

Tonight we get to see Linz for dinner!!! Baby Lily can’t wait to meet her :)

Do YOU enjoy turbulence on a plane?!? What drink do YOU usually get on a plane flight?? Have YOU ever flown with a baby before–how did it go?? What are YOU thankful for today?!!

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  1. CarolineO says:

    Sooo glad the flight went well with Lily! But I will be honest, I didn’t expect anything less :) what a dream baby!!! And dude. Get. Us. There. Now. I am thankful for family that I can’t wait to visit!!!!! Have fun with Linz!

  2. uhh i flew two weeks ago and def had to take everything off/out!! what gives?? turbulence on the plane is the worst! when we were heading to arizona the pilot told us that only one engine was working, so they would have to manually light the other two… yeah, that made us feel real safe! thank goodness everything was fine!! SEE YOU SOON!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. YAY! I’m so glad to hear it went so well! I actually think the younger they are, the easier it is because they sleep so well. Taking Hunter an airplane NOW or when he gets to be a toddler will be realllly interesting. ;) Enjoy your time with family! xoxo
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    • I bet that would be quite interesting with him right now too. Hah! You’re right with a little one it seems to be pretty easy as long as they don’t have a fussy time ;)

  4. So happy to hear that the flight went well! I’ve definitely seen a fair share of fussy babies on flights, so I’m sure everyone appreciated the fact that she did well!
    My go-to drink on a flight: diet Coke. I don’t drink it too often, so might as well enjoy it when I can get it for free ;-)
    Have an amazing time with your family!
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  5. I am SO glad to hear that it went well for you guys! We’re thinking about flying down to Florida in March or April, and I’m already nervous just thinking about it. More than likely she’ll be fine, but odds are that she will NOT sleep on the plane. So I just have to hope and pray that she stays happy throughout the flight!! ;)
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  6. um yah- we totally didn’t have Kay’s birth certificate the first time we flew. Luckily, southwest was awesome and still let us go! Feeding them on the way up and down or giving them a pacifier is totally key to a good flight! Glad it went well <3 <3

  7. When we flew from Bozeman to Denver, we had such amazing views of the mountains! Best part about flying, for sure ;) Glad flying went well!! When we went through security in Bozeman, Christian and I still had to take our shoes and jackets off so maybe you were just lucky!
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  8. Yeah!! So glad things went well!! Can’t wait to hear more about your time with the family. it is so nice to get everyone together – even more so with your new little one!
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  9. Oh girl, I am so glad I read this. I’m seriously stressing about flying with E in the very near future, and this is giving me hope! haha I may feed him during take-off, but maybe he’d be fine with a binkie. I think we’re doing the stroller to the gate thing instead of wearing the Ergo, but I can’t decide. So many choices!
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    • It will go a lot better than you think, I am sure!

      I loved having the Ergo because my hands were free–and she was able to sleep with less transfers (plus you can wear here through TSA), but I don’t have a stroller yet, so that is a tough decision!

  10. I flew a couple months ago and definitely had a more involved security check – maybe it was your gift for the holidays? Haha. It’d definitely be nice if that was a change though.
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  11. OMG, turbulence seriously makes me starting crying. I am afraid of flying as it is and when you throw in the plane bouncing around, I freak out! Good for you for staying semi-calm since you had a baby in your lap :)
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  12. I was nervous about taking Amelia on the flight to Germany with us sonce she was only 4 weeks at the time, but she handled it surprisingly well and slept the whole time. Babies are surprisingly more resilient than we think :) glad you guys landed safely!
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    • wow! That is right–you flew with a tiny one for so long. Impressed. :) It is amazing how resilient they can be….if only she’d be so resilient every night too. haha

  13. So glad the flight went smoothly!!! Have fun with you family :)
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  14. That is SO impressive!!! She probably handled the flight even better than I would have with turbulence ;) I always take dramamine since I have a really sensitive stomach, but I still absolutely freak out when plane rides get rough lol.
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  15. I have been reading your blog for a couple of months now and I love it! I am pregnant with my first little girl right now, and seeing your sweet baby Lily makes me very excited :) I hope you have a great Christmas and enjoy your family time :)
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  16. Your little baby was a champion!!!! She really spoiled you guys with those flights – which is awesome! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful time with your family!! :)
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  17. wahoo for plane flight going well ;)
    enjoy your time with your family!
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