As part of my personal evolution as a travel blogger, this is an early post from Upgrd.com where I joined Matthew and other talented writers (including my husband) which would then merge with Travel Codex, another Boarding Area blog. Finally, we found our home here at Live and Let’s Fly with Matthew. As this is an early post, references have not been updated and may no longer remain accurate. Please enjoy this time capsule blog post.
“Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now I hope you got all that traveling out of your system!”
We definitely have not (did not, will not).
“Who’s going to watch the baby while you guys travel?”
We are, we take her everywhere. If and when we don’t – unless you’re volunteering – it’s probably our issue to worry about.
Once the baby arrives we plan to travel with her.
“Good luck with that, children are terrible fliers!”
Hmmm… that hasn’t been our experience but I appreciate the heads up.
“That’s just cruel, it’s so much harder on them.”
I am not so sure about that. In the first few months, Lucy got to sleep as much as she wanted and seemed pretty content. She looks forward to trips now and asks to go on them so wouldn’t it be cruel to deny her?
“Saying it and actually doing it are two different things, it’s not going to be as easy as you think.”
Perhaps, but it seems presumptive to say so.
At two months old, the baby will have her passport.
“Wow! That’s a big expense for a new baby.”
You might be new to babies but pretty much everything is a big expense.
“You know she will never remember those trips right?”
Only in time we would find this to be largely false. Lucy constantly references things we have done on trips, food we have eaten, even recognizes foreign languages though she doesn’t speak them.
We can’t wait to take her on her first trip!
“Yuck! Planes are filled with germs!”
Yes they are. But so are barstools, movie theaters, and anything you have ever touched in a hotel room.
“What will you do if she gets sick?”
We had this happen twice actually. We stayed calm, followed our doctor’s advice and everything was fine. If we needed to see a medical professional, we would have. We have been fortunate not to have needed one as of yet.
We are so excited to take Lucy to Asia and show her where we used to live!
“Aren’t you afraid of foreign doctors and hospitals?”
Not any more so than we would be if we went ourselves. We haven’t had to yet, but when we personally sought care for ourselves abroad there hasn’t been any noticeable deficiencies from US doctors.
“Well good luck! You guys are crazy!”
Sure we are – we’ll send you a postcard. What comments do people make about you traveling with your own baby?
-XO Carly and Lucy