Saturday, November 9, 2013

Travels: Solo and 5 weeks

Waiting to board the plane at the Detroit airport.

When Macy was a mere 5 weeks old, I took a solo work trip to VA with her. I am still working part time with CBN and part of my job is creating monthly spots for the European partners. Since I am no longer in state, I petitioned to do 3-4 months worth of studio time and editing and than to fly in to complete it. They agreed and I kept my job, which has been a huge blessing.

The first trial run for creating those multiple spots ending up being around 5 weeks after I had Macy. Not much of a maternity leave, let me tell you that!

So, off we flew, just me and the babe.

Oddly enough, I have flown with all of my kids at 5 weeks. The first two kids, we flew to Michigan from VA for a wedding and family events. Ryan was with me those times.
 This time, I flew from Michigan to VA for work.  So, I have some experience with flying with babies that young. I thought it would be a piece of cake.

The flying was. The loading and unloading, security and car rental claims were a bit more stressful alone, but we survived!

Watching a little Duck Dynasty while kicking (and peeing) on the nice hotel bed. Also sitting up next to mom, chilling out at midnight.

Work wise, the trip was successful. I got everything I needed to do completed and am happy with the results.

Doing a solo work trip with a 5 week old? Would not recommend it.
At all.

It was hard. Much, much harder than I thought it would be.

It is funny how much just having someone around to hold the baby while you go to the bathroom, or shower or do anything else is helpful. Kuddos to single mommas!

I was extremely sleep deprived, as little lady was wide awake till 2-3 am and than I was up around 7 for work.

Macy and Wynter having a little sleep over action. They are bffs. They just don't know it yet.

The best part of the trip was getting to catch up with friends, even if I was half conscious for most of it.

It was so good to see everyone and I hope that I will be able to do the trip again. It may be easier with an older baby who sleeps more...maybe.

Either way, I am beyond thankful to still be working and have a job that will fly me in for work...even with a 5 week old baby.


Ruth said...

You are a supermomma!! I've only flown with a 6mo old and that was too hard!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Wow, I can't imagine having to fly with a baby, much less going on a work trip. You go! Like Ruth wrote, super mama!