Baby’s first trip – Part 1

We’re going on holiday!!!

Okay, so it’s not really a proper holiday. We’re going to visit my mum in Chesterfield for a week, but, that’s about as close to a holiday as we’re going to get right now. I’m excited. It’s going to be good to get away for a little bit, have Sam around (I almost wrote Daddy there. I feel like I’ve got to a point where I may never call my husband by his name again! Anyone else? Anyway, I digress) and spend some time with my side of the family.

I’ve now realised how stressful it is going away with a small baby. I have no idea what to pack so naturally, as a new first time mum, I’m going to take everything. The same as when I packed my hospital bag. Better to have too much than not enough, isn’t that right? I just hope it all fits in the car.

It takes just over 2 hours to get there in the car. I have no idea how that’s going to go, if we’re planning stops or if we can drive straight there. It’s all very new and we’re just going to have to go with the flow which is something I hate to do. I love a plan. Unfortunately, as much as one tries to plan with a baby, that plan never tends to be what happens. I think I'm getting used to that. Slowly.

After speaking to another mum at our baby group, who is going on holiday the same week, I think I’m going to sit in the back of the car with Molly while Sam drives. I think this makes a lot of sense but it didn’t even cross my mind before speaking to somebody else about it. Hopefully that will make the journey a lot less stressful. I'll be armed with toys, her dummy and Ewan the dream sheep. 

Will it even be stressful? I have no idea, but I’m stressed just thinking about it. I just can’t wait to get there and relax and have a nice week together as a family.

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