Stilettos and Diapers: Oh, the things I have learned.

9.10.2009

Oh, the things I have learned.

I feel like I have been away from home forever. Well, I kindof have been. I have learned alot since I left, and I am happy to pass on my wisdom.


Flying a red eye with a 16 months old is miserable then, and for the next 2 days that he is behind on sleep.

If your baby gets pink eye in Disney, it cost $105 for Vigamox to be brought to you.

If your baby is tired enough, he will sleep anywhere.


Never assume a baby will be born on or around her due date just because you flew across the country to be there.

Also, do not assume that because Disney World is only 6 hours away, that you can get back before the birth. You will end up in tears, making a U-turn on I-75.

Do not entrust your husband to keep your 16 month old while you race to the birth that you missed anyway. Your baby will fall in the pool. TWICE. At least I have a honest husband, huh?

If you are driving alone, a DVD player is not an option. It is a requirement. Or else you will be yelling at every other driver on the road and look like this.


You will do anything to entertain your child. Even this:

Or this:

Ok, so I was having a total blast.

BUT, if you get to be at the beach with your family, and stay here,

then go to Disney with the in-laws,

See your little man smile like this,

And meet your new niece, who happens to be gorgeous,

Then it is all worth it!

18 comments:

  1. Awwww....she IS beautiful! And, Cooper....well...Cooper is just about the most handsome little boy EVER!!!

    Have a great Thursday!

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  2. Thanks for the update and Avery (right?) is Georgous!! Lovin the bow!

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  3. Cute pictures and cute story! I love the pictures of you two having a blast! :)

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  4. Wow...what a beautiful baby girl!!

    and cute pics of you and the fam...

    I guess you gotta take the good with the bad, hey?!

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  5. Oh, she is GORGEOUS! Like her auntie :) I love the mad driving face!
    BTW you won one of my giveaways girlie, so get over here and check it out!

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  6. I understand the miss the birth thing. When my best friend went into early labor...I was at my mom's. Turned around and drove the hour and forty-five minutes with kids who were mad at having to leave gramma's right after getting there...and I still missed it. I did get there in time to see the nurses with her before taking her to them. Adorable!

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  7. Sounds like a stressful beginning with a lovely end! Congratulations on being an aunt!

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  8. Ahhh... family trips, they are stressful, unrelaxing, and hectic, yet we wouldn't trade them for the world, right?

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  9. It looks like a fun trip. Sorry you missed the baby's birth. And as far as your hubby saying Cooper fell in the pool...perhaps he said it as part of his evil plan so you will never leave him in charge again.

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  10. Awww, very sweet post. Sounds like it has been an adventure of a trip, physically and emotionally!

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  11. Oh Avery is adorable! Looks like you had a great time in Disney (Cooper looks like he's having a blast!)... the pics are too cute :-)

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  12. aw, congrats auntie! she is a doll!
    your little man is such a little stud muffin :)
    can't believe he fell in the pool....twice, ha!
    glad you had such a wonderful trip!!

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  13. She is beautiful. And babies have a mind of their own they will come whenever they are ready. Cooper is too cute. I am sorry he got pink eye poor baby. Disney looks so fun I have never been there.

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  14. First of all, your niece is GORGEOUS!!! And your son is absolutely adorable...pink eye and all. And um...I know I have already told you that you look fabulous, but seriously, there is no way you had a baby. You look way too good to be a mama!!!!! Glad the trip ended up going well in the end. Looks like so much fun!

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  15. Your niece is BEAUTIFUL! I bet it was all worth it! Glad you had fun (well mostly) :)

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  16. What a great time! I'm sorry you missed the birth, but she is gorgeous!!!

    Oh and Coop fell in the pool twice??? Holy cow. I'm pretty sure my husband would NOT have told me that b/c he knows I would have a complete heart attack!

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  17. Love all your pics!! We have done the Disney adventure several times and absolutely love it every time!! We love Orlando, but head to California just about every year. We will be heading down there in October!! :o)

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