Colton flew on an airplane all the way to and from Virginia, 6 hours of flying, 1 1/2 hour layover with just mommy (and no daddy). I'm sure all of you have done this and have no sympathy for me, but I'm telling you...I almost would've rather gone thru labor again.
Here are the highlights from my flights:
1. Public- I have discovered my child hates being in public. Every time it gets crowded, he starts screaming. Not ideal for flying on an airplane with NO empty seats. I think Colton would be perfectly content living in a bubble world of isolation with just his mom, dad and squeaky toy.
2. People say funny things- While Colton screamed for the first hour of the flight, here is a sampling of the interesting things people said to me.
flight attendant: "Do you have a pacifier?" (IF my child TOOK a pacifier, I'm pretty sure I would've tried that)
flight attendant teasingly: "Oh, are you pinching him?" Really lady?
older lady that likes to give advice: "Drum on his back so he kinda loses his breath. Not hard enough to kill him though." Oh, thank you. I was wondering how hard I should drum his back...now I know!
older lady again: "How old is he? Oh, 3 1/2 months...yeah, that's too young for teething." I'm pretty sure he just hates being on this airplane. Not that hard to figure out.
3. Aromatherapy?- While changing my poopy baby in the 2 by 2 airplane bathroom, I noticed the hand soap that was titled "Aromatherapy". Oh. come. on. I don't think anyone is receiving ANY kind of therapy while in an airplane bathroom. The only kind of aroma I was getting was that of my child's poopy diaper.
4. My child is fat- Don't get me wrong, I love his fatness, just maybe not when I have to bounce him for 5 of the 6 hours of flight. 19 lbs will wear you out! Also, here are the names people called my baby: sturdy, big, healthy, large, chubby, whoa. Those words were also accompanied with: handsome, pretty, darling and cute...just so you know :)
Colton pictured with my sister Hannah who met him for the first time!
*To give Colton credit, he tried so hard. Poor little guy. He is the cutest public-hating chubby baby in the world. We had a WONDERFUL time in VA and all the flying was totally worth it. VA blog will be posted in a few days.