While breastfeeding, when did your cycle return?

Did you milk it for all it was worth? (breastfed or pumped)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Traveling

Wow. Traveling is a challenge.
Thankfully, Par is a pretty good sport when it comes to going places. He doesn't always fall asleep--but when he is awake, he seems pretty content watching the trees go past.
We were in Asheboro, NC from Thursday to Sunday--this is about an 8 hour drive. On the way there we stopped 3 times--45 minutes each. It may sound like a long time, but it didn't feel like it--they all felt like pretty quick stops--each stop consisted of me first BF Par while Rusty walked Tiffany. Then after Par was finished I would put him in his new favorite toy and Rusty would push him around while I went to the bathroom. Then I would change his diaper and we'd get back in and hit the road. We got gas on one of the stops, ate lunch on another and got a snack on the third--but that didn't really add to the break. The drive up there could not have been more ideal. The drive back to Birmingham could have been ...
As I have said before--Par doesn't have a schedule--more of a routine he has made for himself--but a long car ride doesn't play into it very well and I knew it was going to be a tough ride home. He did better than I expected until we hit Atlanta. Then he was hungry--but we were stuck in traffic--slow moving bad traffic--and he was crying, "Mamamamamama" which is what he does when he is hungry. I was sitting right beside him trying to console him--wishing I could take him out and feed him right then. If that was bad enough, he stopped calling for me and just kept crying really hard--but we couldn't do anything about it. I was able to distract him a few times (and I knew he wasn't really starving--he had eaten really well just 1 hour prior to this event)--but would then start crying again. After an hour and a half, we were finally moving and pulled over to the first safe place. He ate really well again and slept the rest of the way(2 hours) home. (FYI-I did offer him some fruit, but he wanted the Mommy Milk)

I was so glad we were home--at 11:30pm--and Par seemed fine when he woke up and was back to his "routine" by the morning.

4 comments:

Cindy said...

It's times like that when you seriously consider just leaning over the carseat :-)

Ole Miss Mom said...

Welcome back! Sounds like things went pretty good! :-)

Alicia said...

I have actually just leaned over the carseat. It is very uncomfortable for mom but it sure did the trick for my crying baby.

Anonymous said...

*traveling isn't always easy! sounds like you all had a pretty easy ride though - yay par!
*don't you just hate it when they cry for you like that! breaks my heart every time!
*from a mom who travels from NC to AL it's a good thing he can soon have alternatives... take a couple of sips from a water bottle!
better yet he might be ready for a soft tipped sippy cup with mommy milk!

we'll be on that same road (literally) soon!!
leslee