We made the trip out to Pittsburgh and back yesterday for Justin’s cousin Jen’s wedding. Many congratulations and best wishes to Jen & Zeb as they begin their life together! The wedding was beautiful, and it was great to see family we don’t often get to see.
While a trip to Pittsburgh and back in one day is enough for two adults (It’s 3h30m each way without traffic and stops, so it usually ends up being between 4h and 4h30m.), it’s got to be even harder on a 2 1/2 month old. I didn’t know what to expect from Peanut on the trip. If I had to guess, I would have probably predicted fussiness in the car both ways and a happy, awake and alert girl at the wedding. I had NO idea she’d be SO incredibly good! She slept most of the way up. We made one stop about midway, and she ate then. When we got to the church, she was a bit fussy, but nothing out of the ordinary. We had time to feed her, and she quickly settled. She was awesome through the ceremony (Not a peep!) and amazing during the reception. On the trip home, again she slept most of the way. When we got home around midnight, she ate and was fighting going to sleep. After half an hour or so, I got her to sleep and she slept until 5 am! I was worried that after all that sleeping she’d be awake through the night. Not so! It would have been tough on both Justin & I if she was going to give us a rough night; we were both up at 4:15 am that morning (No particular reason, just didn’t see the need to go back to sleep when we were leaving at 9:30 am.). Considering how good she was, though, we would have taken what she gave us.
It wouldn’t be right to recount the trip without giving great credit to Cody, too. He lasted 14 and a half hours! Awesome!
All in all, it was a great trip. The wedding was great, the bride was gorgeous, and everything seemed just perfect! Again, congrats to the new couple; I wish you a life time of love and happiness!