Friday, July 20, 2012

Anna Maria Island

In a few short weeks, Matthew and I will be jetting off to this amazingly beautiful place. I CANNOT wait! I have been there before but it was only for a day. So I can not wait to go and actually site see and enjoy the beauty of this place. This will be my first time traveling with Matthew, alone at that! Just through the airports though, we are meeting up with family! 

Does anyone have any tips or recommendations as to traveling with a baby. He will be 6 months old when we travel. And any tips on me doing this all alone? And anything I absolutely need with me that I would have never thought of otherwise?? I need all the tips and tricks. I am hoping and praying I don't have THAT child on the airplane who is crying the whole time. Although it is beyond my control, I am going to try to keep him happy. Hubs is a little nervous with it just being me and him flying. Because I will have him + all of his stuff + our suitcase. This is going to be interesting to say the least!

This little get away could not come at a better time though. Hubs will be extremely busy, so we will not get to FaceTime as often as we have lately, which I have gotten quite used to. But that just means it will be THAT much closer to the end of this deployment!! You have no idea how excited that makes me!!

Matthew will more than likely be crawling by then, but I am crossing my fingers he won't be walking yet so that Hubs can see that for the first time in person. But he is already good at standing, minus the balance issue, so we will see.

Any tips and recommendations are greatly appreciated!!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Deadline is coming..

I have not really cried the entire 11 months, minus saying "see you later", well now that we are getting closer and closer I am just an emotional basket case. I have cried everyday for the past week, including this morning already, lol. I am not quite sure why. In fact I prided myself on being able to keep it together as well as I have. Now the littlest things make me cry, for example - Letters From Home came on the radio last night while I was putting Matthew to sleep. Now I get it is a sad song, but it is a song I have heard a bunch of times before, well cue last night - here I am feeding Matthew and rocking him to sleep, bawling my eyes out, over a song I have heard time and time again. Maybe my deployment blues are creeping up on me and they are not happy with the little bit of crying I have done, so bammm!

The days are getting closer and closer. Tomorrow is the deadline to ship anymore boxes to the Mr. Which in the military world, is a GREAT thing!! Now if only the weather can get it together so we don't have to travel out in the rain today.

Matthew FaceTiming with Daddy!