This week begins our month of adventures. We've got a lot on tap this summer, including a 3-night camping trek to a music festival, a week-long trip to the shore, and a few other jaunts here and there that require a shift from the normal schedule we keep at home.
I tried to be laid back. And it worked. I hadn't been terribly concerned about any of it . . . until now. In the moment. As I listen to Ada babble over the baby monitor as she attempts to sleep in a new place. So far, a 1-1/2 hour shift in bedtime hasn't proved disastrous. Yet.
But this is just day 1. How will Ada react to shifted nap times over several days? Later bedtimes? Different Pack 'n Plays, high chairs, and toys? Sleeping in a TENT sans white noise machine. For THREE days.
I have read time and time again in baby books about how consistency is key. I guess we'll see if that holds true in practice. What I feel like I might find out is that Ada is far more adaptable than I think she is . . . or than I am.
My motivation while planning all of these trips was somewhat selfish, truth be told. A sort of "I-can-still-have-a-life-after-baby" attitude. Oh, the mommy-guilt. I hope I'm not asking too much of Ada. Again, I guess we'll see. I feel confident that we can make it fun for us as well as Ada by paying attention to her cues and trying our best to meet her needs wherever we find ourselves in this world.
Enough serious stuff. Here are some snapshots from our day:
Any of you seasoned moms have any advice for me? Like I mentioned, I haven't rocked the boat too much with Ada's schedule these first 7 months. And if you've camped with your little one -- please HELP US!
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