i leave on tuesday. i will be gone from my house for 42 days. that is a long time to have to pack for, especially when that invloves packing for a little one. and i really havent even started yet. good plan kristina, good plan.
but what is really making me nervous is the day of travel. here is what is looks like
6.30am: arrive heathrow
9.00am: plane leaves heathrow
9 hours later.....land chicago
customs, baggage re-check, terminal change
4 hours later.....leave chicago
6.30pm: land tulsa
plus throw in a crazy 6 hour time change and there is my day. the long haul flights are bad enough when its just me. and i can read, watch movies or sleep.
there will be no sleeping or watching movies this time around. just me and little ele. and its kind of freaking me out.
not the fact that i will have my daughter all day, because we do that all time. its the having to occupy a 4 month old on a plane. and what about the air pressure? what if it bothers her little ears? and what about sleeping and diaper changes, and toys, and breast feeding? so many questions. and instead of dealing with them in a calm, cool and collected way....well, i am kind of freaking out. maybe once i start packing and get some things out of the way, i will feel better.
but until then, i need some help. any suggestions? any tips on flying with a little one? even if you dont have kids, but you have a good idea, throw it at me. i am accepting all the help i can get!!
oh, and eleri's british passport just came in the post today! woo hoo!! she has both her passports now; we really are all ready to go!