Things I learned on our first road trip with Adam:
1. Driving 350 miles at night with an eight week old sucks.
2. Driving 350 miles during the day with an eight week old sucks.
3. A certificate of live birth is good enough for US Customs; not one question regarding Adam’s citizenship.
4. Disposable diapers do not hold baby poop nearly as well as my Grovia, BumGenius, or Rumparooz cloth diapers.
5. Baby poop on the bouncy seat cover, the carseat cover, a bathmat, two onsies, my hand, and a baby’s chest will cause delays and scare teenage boys.
6. The likelihood that a disposable diaper will leak pee when the baby wearing said diaper is napping on your host’s bed is directly correlated with how much you are enjoying the dinner prepared by the aforementioned host.
7. Pack-n-Play neither packs nor plays; what engineering marvel thought a plastic zipper would contain a collapsable crib that really doesn’t want to collapse?
8. We would do it all again because we loved being able to spend time with A2theB, The Amazing Carol, and CatMax!!
Did we learn anything about road trips with babies that will help us next time? I’m not sure. We are probably not going to Lake Placid next month for training camp with Coach Mary and TrainThis–5 hour drives are too much for the man just now. Of course, being a baby, he could be completely different by then! We will probably go to Elmira this weekend though, that’s only two hours and there are plenty of relatives to hand Angry Adam off too. We also learned that you can’t have too many onsies, that an established routine can only take you so far with a baby, and finally, Adam will take a bottle of breast milk from anyone, including me…I worry about his future with strangers and candy…