Friday, November 6, 2009

Chicago trip No. 2

With all the sky miles Jacob has racked up, it's a shame he actually hasn't paid for any of them. He could've earned us a family trip to Disney World by now.

We took the little one back to Chicago last weekend for my cousin Rebecca's Bat Mitzvah. It was his third flight in the six months he's been outside the womb and he'll take to the air two more times before the end of the year when we go to Dallas over Thanksgiving and again in December. He's also endured a 12-hour road trip from Dallas to Clarksville and a roundtrip from Dallas to Houston.

Phew! That's a lot of traveling for a little dude.

But he's one heck of a trooper. Never did we think a 6-month-old baby would be so calm and easy-going as Jacob was. Rarely did he let out a peep as we rushed from the truck to the shuttle to the airport and through the metal detectors, all the while shlepping a ton of baggage (mostly baby stuff). On the plane he was even better. Nobody wants to be stuck on a flight with a crying baby. With Jacob on board, that apparently will almost never be a concern. We fed him a bottle on the way up and he slept the whole time!

His easy-going personality continued to shine throughout the hectic 48-hour visit. Despite his sleep schedule being way off, he simply went with the flow of the weekend, including staying up way past his bedtime Saturday night at the party.

He's such a great baby! We love the little guy.

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