The count down is on! We leave in 6 days! We fly out at 6am next Monday morning so we are staying overnight in Burlington on Sunday, July 4. I can't wait to get there and take that first breath of Maui air. Always one of my favorite things. I feel like I should be doing more to get ready but it's hard to pack, especially Jacob's things until the last minute. I also need to clean but today is just too muggy. Maybe tomorrow. I can't seem to focus or get motivated. Maybe Ted's worries are rubbing off on me. I'm hoping I will feel better once we have the house and Pili's plans finalized.
Jacob got his MMR shot Friday. I was really dreading giving that one to him. I am trusting the professionals and praying that everything is okay. They said if he has a reaction, like a fever or rash, it will happen in 1-2 weeks... of course when we are away.
People keep saying to give Jacob benadryl on the flight to make him sleepy. I don't like the idea of drugging him but if it makes the trip easier on him... I asked the nurse and she said it was fine but to try it ahead of time because some times it hypes babies up. So I gave him some yesterday around 11am before his nap and he slept 3.5 hours. Pretty nice! But then last night he work up at about 1:30am. I rocked him for a while, then he started spitting out his pacifier and laughing hysterically. Finally he made me laugh too. He played with his new favorite little cars and went back to sleep a just after 4:00. Could the benadryl have done that more than 12 hours later? Seems unlikely but I do wonder.
More things to debate... do we bring the car seat on the plane? We've got three seats so we could, but I don't know if it would be helpful or just one more thing to carry. I really wish I had a crystal ball.