If you’ve read Emma’s 5 month update, then you know that we did something totally crazy with her – we went took a 10-hour road trip to Tennessee. What’s crazier is that it’s 10 hours one way, and when her 6 month update published we were actually there again. So, our little lady has over 40 hours of road time under her belt already.
I don’t think I’ve talked about it publicly, but I struggle with anxiety from time to time, and when our very first trip to Tennessee was coming up, I was incredibly anxious for weeks beforehand. I had no idea what to expect, which meant I had no clue if I needed to bring anything special, how to plan for the break in her routine, or how it would affect her to be out of her normal environment.
The car ride and visit with family actually went pretty well (not counting that she was in a leap at the time meaning there was literally no sleep happening – ha!). That paired with the fact that we’ve now done this twice is what led me to want to share what worked for us in case any of you are thinking about doing a trip with your little one this summer.