leaving on a jet plane

Our alarm went off at 5:30 this morning
which gave us just enough time to get ourselves ready,
wake up, change, and feed Kenley before getting out the door,
in order to get to the airport by 7:15am… give or take a few minutes.

We went over our game plan on the way to the airport,
Greg would drop us off and hopefully we would be able to curb side check our bags.
Wrong.
Of course, the lines were super long… yes, on a Monday morning,
so I took Kenley, the diaper bag, and the [49 pound] suitcase
and made my way inside to check the bag.
Greg went to park the car and took the two smaller suitcases and camera bag.
So much for packing light.

Lines inside weren’t too bad, thankfully.
We headed to security. I had Kenley in the Ergo baby carrier, which was awesome.
After spitting up all down my shirt, she was sound asleep.
Fun fact: I didn’t even have to take her out of it to go through security.
Thank you TSA.
We arrived at our gate with plenty of time to spare
and walked around a little bit before boarding the flight.

We were in the “A” group on Southwest, but still ended up towards the back of the plane.
I was super nervous about taking off.
I had heard/read that babies should suck on something or feed during take off/landing
to help with the pressure in their ears.
Kenley was sleeping, so we let her be and just prayed she’d be ok.
I have no idea how, but she was fine. My ears were even killing me.
I did have to take her out of the carrier while on the flight.
Not sure why, but I had heard that before, so I was expecting it.

She slept on and off most of the flight.
She seemed uncomfortable just a few times, but didn’t make too much noise.

Once again Southwest was awesome.
We love flying with them.
However, I did not know to bring anything that stated her birth date,
but the nice lady at the counter explained that they always need to ask,
even though she is obviously a baby and no where near the age of two.
We will have something for our return flight so there are no issues.
But new moms, take note… just make a copy of their birth certificate,
or a copy of their shot records, which also states the birth date.

We arrived in Indiana safe and sound after a great flight.
The rest of the day didn’t go as well, but hopefully we’ll adjust to being here
and have a great week visiting and meeting friends and family.

Stay tuned for lots and lots pictures to come!

2 thoughts on “leaving on a jet plane

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