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Keeping Our Sanity During Baby's First Year

St. Patty’s Day

For St. Patrick’s day, Rich, Eliza and I flew to Denver to visit our good friends. I was very nervous to fly with a 4.5 month old baby but she did great.

The flight was about 2.5 hours so I made sure to bring several bottles of formula. I had read some horror stories about trying to go through security with formula/breast milk but we had no trouble at all. In fact, we were able to go through security much faster since we could use the stroller/handicap lane and the TSA agents were very nice to us.

We fed Eliza on takeoff and landing to help with the pressure in her ears. On the way to Denver, she was generally happy and seemed very entertained by what was happening around her. She became a little fussy when she was tired but we shushed her and she went to sleep. On the way home, she slept for the entire flight and we didn’t bother waking her.

One thing I didn’t think about until we were on the plane was where to change the baby. The bathrooms on a plane are so tiny and they certainly don’t have changing tables. Luckily, Eliza only had wet diapers so we lowered the tray table, put the changing pad down and changed her quickly right there. None of the other passengers seemed to notice. However, I would have taken her to the bathroom and tried to change her there if she had a poopy diaper because I don’t think exposing other passengers to our daughter’s fecal matter would be very polite.  

On St. Patrick’s Day, we went with our friends Leigh, Erik and their 3 year old boy Brady, to the parade in downtown Denver. We actually missed the parade since the streets were so crowded and we couldn’t get a spot to see anything. We went to Rock Bottom Brewery instead but we were in luck because the parade came to us. Poor Eliza was traumatized by the bagpipes, I think.

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  1. Next time you fly look above the toilet, that is usually where the changing tables are. Some planes don’t have them, but we fly often and more than not they do have at least one bathroom on the plane with one!