We're here in Newman and enjoying ourselves. The flight went VERY well. I kept Kaelin occupied for about 45 minutes and then tried to get her to go to sleep on me...no luck. She was really tired but distracted by all the people around her (we did not get an extra seat for her and her car seat). I begrudgingly gave her some Benadryl and then took her to the back of the plane in the flight attendant area and just rocked her. She was out like a light! She slept on me for a good TWO HOURS!
We walked up and down the aisle of the plane LOTS of times. She was extremely curious to find out what was behind that curtain in the front of the plane (first class). I felt like they were hiding the "Great Oz" back there. Everytime she'd try to snatch the curtain, I would swoop her up and she'd start kicking her legs and complaining. Does she already know what first class is?
We had lots of snacks, new toys to play with, and unfortunately an old man's hair to pull in front of us. At the end of the flight I was exhausted, but I got several compliments on how well behaved Kaelin was!
I met two really sweet ladies on the flight. One was from San Francisco and coming home and she noticed me wearing Kaelin right away and asked about the carrier. It was my Action Baby Carrier. She had a 7 month old son and was already a babywearer!! How cool?! She got on Heavenly Hold on the plane ordered herself a carrier straight away. She got the pretty Larissa print.
Then I met another lady who was sooo excited because she was on her way with her husband and son to adopt her new daughter from China! They were all from Georgia, too. I got to chat a lot with this lady because she sat near Kaelin and I. It was cool because her daughter was 13 mos...very close to Kaelin's age and we chatted a lot about babies.
I'm working on getting Kaelin on Pacific time and she's doing well so far...I'll check in when I can with pics of our doings and travels!