A bit of a rant as I am waiting for baby to go to sleep, and because I need to get this out of my system.
I dread all the travel we have to do with the baby. I have a very active 8.5 month old boy, who needs to move. Putting him in a car for a long car trip is not going to make anyone happy. Not to mention all the stuff we have to take along to keep him entertained and cared for. And then there is his sleep once we get there. It can be a fight to get him to sleep when we are at home. On the road? Just thinking about it makes my head hurt. I see a whole lot of co-sleeping going on. Or not. He does seem to sleep better when he has his own space. Making that happen? Who knows. And then there is teething, which is a whole other level of hell on top of that
I was hoping after we had the baby we would not have to travel as much. We have a baby. People should come and see us, dammit. We are doing all the work caring for him. The least people can do is get out here to see us so that we do not have to go to them all the damn time. There are several family members who have not been out here since he was born. There is an entire branch of the family who has not ever made it out here to see him. It really sucks. I resent having to travel to them because they cannot get it together enough to come out here to see us. It is just too damn hard traveling with an active little one. I do not want to do it more than I have to. And it seems to me that this is just a really hard time to travel with a baby. I do not want to do it.
Right now I see at least one trip per month in our future. Our vacation is this month, as we are stopping to see Hubby's family on the way there and on the way back. Next month is Thanksgiving and we are traveling to somewhere. (Probably my grandmother in NoVa.) In December Hubby wants to travel to his family again. That is a lot of travel. I just want to do the two trips in October and November, and not go anywhere in December. People can come to us in December. I am sick of traveling to them.