There are obvious things like packing the whole house so that you have everything you might need (and, in our case, still having to go to the store twice to buy things things we left at home), 10+ hours in a carseat, and different schedules. There are also wonderful things, like her meeting her aunts, uncles and cousins, lots of help from Grandma and lots of people to hold her.
|"Excuse me mom, I just need to check my facebook."|
Now let me get to the real trouble. Either because I'm used to our black-out curtains or because Arizona has no mountains to hide the sun, the first morning Sophia and I both woke up at 5:30. It was so bright outside that I thought it was at least 7. Luckily, we both fell back to sleep for about another hour. Unfortunately, Sophia has been waking up earlier and earlier every morning we've been here. We've put a blanket over the window, but it still gets very light very early. When she wakes me up in the morning, I pray that it's at least 6:30 before I open my eyes (usually it isn't). It doesn't even help for Russ to get up with her because it's so hard for me to fall back to sleep that I may as well be the one to get up anyway.
|Finished her morning bottle at 6:30|
|See how light it is outside!? Sophia was smiling at herself in the computer, but Photo Booth counts to 3 so I never caught a big smile in time.|
And here is a preview for the post that will actually be about our trip:
|Sophia's first time swimming!!|