This past weekend Michael and I took Colt on his first flight! Michael was speaking at a legal conference on Friday in Belo Horizonte so on Thursday afternoon our family of three headed to the airport, and two of us crossed our fingers and held our breath to see how the littlest one would do on his first flight!
We knew that no matter what though, he would at least look the part!
Big-boy travel attire! (Thanks to Jessica Bryant for the shirt, Brad & Brett Coppens for the pants, and Mike & Moira for the sweet kicks!)
When we checked in, they said that the flight wasn’t full so we would be able to bring Colt on in his carseat and put it in the chair between us. I made a bottle before we left as I have heard that it’s good for babies to be drinking at takeoff/landing to help with pressure (similarly to how chewing gum can be helpful), but since presh-pot was asleep, I figured it was best to just let him sleep. He woke up during the flight to eat so we gave him the bottle then, and he was back asleep by the time we landed. Not a tear was shed and we were thankful that he seemed to be a good traveler since that’s kiiiind of a big part of our lives.
On Friday, Culhane and I got up early and got ready to go watch Michael speak at the conference. I didn’t know if we would even be able to get in, but I thought it was so impressive what he was doing — speaking and presenting at a legal conference to a Brazilian audience in Portuguese!!! — so we decided to try our best to sneak in. Thankfully Colt was napping so we snuck in the back and were able to watch most of the presentation. Michael spoke for about 30 minutes and did an amazing job! Although I didn’t totally understand it all, I can say that Michael looked great up there! Culhane and I were so proud!
Our return flight was for Saturday evening, so during the day we decided to rent a car and drive to Inhotim – a very unique park of sorts that has random modern art exhibits scattered all throughout. The weather was perfect and the park was gorgeous – we had a great time walking around, exploring.
Culhane’s new favorite changing-table.
On the flight back they didn’t allow our carseat so I held Colt the entire time. At first I was a little annoyed but it was nice getting to snuggle with him for an hour and a half. He gave a couple of little cries on the flight but nothing that lasted more than a few seconds. Otherwise he seemed happy to either be sleeping or snuggling.
It was a relief to get his first flight out of the way, especially since the next one will be MUCH longer (heading to Jackson, Mississippi in November to celebrate Emily & Kern’s wedding!!), but at the end of the trip we were all happy to get back home.