Rob and I recently got our tickets to visit Oklahoma, making it my 3rd trip to the Midwest. It’s so crazy how different California, and specifically San Francisco or Los Angeles (since that’s where I’m from and where I am now), is to Oklahoma City. I really enjoy it, actually. It’s nice to get away to something that is a bit of a slower pace. It’s like heaven not needing to worry about traffic. Plus, nothing beats time with family. We don’t get to see them often so we try to cherish every moment we are able to. It’s where Rob is happiest, and that’s exactly where I want to be.
This shearling jacket is so cozy, it makes me feel like I just want to hang out by the fireplace in a log cabin. I get that woodsy, camping, appreciate-the-great-outdoors vibe. Plus the moto cut makes it feel edgy. Mixed with my skinny black jeans and boots brings in a feminine touch to the otherwise lumberman-kinda look. Plus the weaving on one of my favorite Cole Haan bags… my favorite fall/winter pattern, for sure. I guess I’ve always associated Oklahoma with the cold because I’ve only been there in December (my hot CA + Indonesian blood was not made for that kind of temperature)…!
This trip will be Devyn’s first time on an airplane. I’d be lying if I said I was only a little bit nervous. I’m a LOT a bit nervous. She’s not young enough where I’d be confident that she’d sleep like a champ for each 1.5-2 hour leg of our flight but she’s not old enough where I think she could concentrate long enough with a toy or movie. That girl is a ball of energy and is happiest when we’re carrying her and walking around, observing stuff. (Seriously, her favorite time of day is when she does “inventory” of our pantry with her Oma!) So what’ll happen in our little seats, in a very confined space? I can only imagine!
I’ve been scouring the internet looking at every tip I could find. I think I found a few good ones! I’m sure at the end of the trip I’ll be a new woman, part of the “I’ve taken my baby on a plane and survived” club, ready to share my wisdom from the experience.
But I’d love love love to hear any tips from any other mamas out there that have traveled in the air with their little one? Or, if you’ve ever had an experience being on a flight with a little one where you noticed something the parents might have done?
I’m gonna need alllll the help I can get!