It’s been a little while since I posted. Apologies. Life took over a little bit, but I am now back!
I have been very lucky since we moved to Ireland to get a little bit of traveling in. I never in my life thought I would have lived anywhere but Canada. I was happy in Canada. I love Canada. However, when the opportunity arises it had to be taken. If I never met Liam and moved to Ireland then I would have never lived in Jamaica or Trinidad.
On our way to the airport in Barbados.
After having Michaela we took our first flight to Ireland when she was 4 months old. It was amazing. She nursed and slept. Hardly any crying at all and I had a few people tell me that they didn’t even know a baby was in the seat.
Even her other big flight from Jamaica to Ireland at 6/7 months she did the same. Sleep and nurse.
One of our long haul flights with British Airways from London to Jamaica.
Breastfeeding and flying is the best. I’m so glad I did it for 13 months. She would just sleep on any flight we took and we took a lot. With over 20 flights going to Ireland, England, Canada, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and the US. Michaela has a lot of traveling under her belt at the age of 16 months. And we get to travel to our homes or beautiful places.
We even have stayed in a lot of hotels (not all have been great) but she sleeps fine in them except she is in bed with us which means I don’t sleep great now. She moves so much that I worry she will fall out of the bed.
Enjoying the Bloc Hotel in London in May 2016.
We are going to be flying to Ireland next weekend and I am now a little worried. First, it is a longer flight from Trinidad than Jamaica and there is another stopover in Barbados. Secondly, I am no longer breastfeeding, which means I need to carry more milk for Michaela. Thirdly, we have a toddler who likes to walk and get into things and loves to mooch food off of people. 3 things I never dealt with before.
The flight over to Ireland is a night. So hopefully she sleeps most of the flight. I will have 3 bottles of milk in case. The way back in another story, granted it’s 3 weeks from the flight over. Normally an even longer flight it is also in the afternoon. I really hope (which is horrible, I know) that she is into TV more and will watch or play games on the tablet. I am going to make sure I have tons of things we can throw to her in case she wants to run and up down the isles for 13 hours.
My husband and Michaela napping on our 5hr layover in Houston Airport.
I hope that she stays a good traveler as she has had the practise. One can only hope I guess. I will find out soon enough.
Any tips would be appreciated.