Thursday, January 15, 2009

Road Trip!

I'm pretty sure that having Kaylani has prepared me to handle times of stress, or more specifically, times where I need to function on little sleep. This morning, Kaylani woke up around 2am, and after Mommy finished nursing her, my brain apparently thought it'd be a good time for me to get up too. Of course I rebeled at first, but when it started churning non-stop about all the things I had to do at work, I knew it was time to suck it up, and get up. After all, I'm fairly used to being semi-awake in the middle of the morning now, so who's to say I couldn't be productive too.

Well anyways, I rolled into my office around 4:30am and somehow I lasted until 6:30pm. In fact, it's 9:30pm right now and I'm still going, and going pretty strong too. I'm convinced it has to do with the irregular sleep I've been getting since Kaylani was born. Some nights she's great (and Mommy is great) and I don't notice a thing, but other nights I'm up at least once (even if there's little I can do to help Mommy and/or Kaylani). All of this has apparently prepared my body to be fully functional even though I'm really tired.

Being able to function on little sleep is great, but it doesn't exactly help me get through tomorrow's task. Tomorrow night after work, we're all going on our first road trip of over an hour. We'll be making our first trip back to Boston in roughly 4 months, and this time we're going to bring a crying baby who may or may not have to stop regularly to pee (and no, I don't mean Mommy...maybe).

I've never enjoyed making the drive between NJ/NY and Boston. It's far, it goes through Connecticut (sorry Connecticut residents), and there's pretty much traffic at at least 3 different spots along the way. Add to that the potential of a baby meltdown in a car, and it's really not the most exciting thing to look forward to. I'm completely afraid of Kaylani being fussy and us having to pull over and stop every 30 minutes just so she can take a breath. Or even worse, if we hit traffic and there's nowhere to pull off except the side of a highway, which is never a good place to stop.

Or maybe I'm stressing over nothing and she'll stay asleep the entire time and we'll get there with no problems at all. But the bottom line is, I just don't know. I'm hoping everything goes real smooth this first time thought, because if it doesn't, then it's going to be really tough to convince me to head back to Boston on a somewhat regular basis. Unfortunately, there's only one way to find out, and it's never the easy way. Any tips on infant long distance car rides would be greatly appreciated.

But as is customary here before I embark on adventures that will likely result in lots of pictures, here are the latest pictures of Kaylani. Enjoy them, and have a great Friday! Hope it's filled with less dread than mine is.


Mr. Sherman said...

My tip is - suck it up!

JonnyTam13 said...

After today's car ride, it's not so much as suck it up as it is hoping that she keeps it in!