Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Almost Too Good To Be True!

I know it's not nice to brag. But it's awfully hard not to when you have the best baby in the world. And I realize I may be a bit biased, but I stand by my claim just the same.

Gabriela has been such a trooper! In the last two weeks, she logged in around 40 hours of driving time and 8 hours on flights. She endured entire days spent on the beach, numerous meals (some of them 3+ hours long) out at restaurants with friends, rather "different" bath conditions, sleeping in 5 different hotel rooms (and not even in her play yard, since we didn't have space for it), and temperatures ranging from 28 - 90 degrees F. Only once in the last two weeks did she get to have her usual bedtime routine. For ease of traveling (and so I didn't have to haul around 107 pounds of dirty diapers), she wore disposable instead of her usual cloth diapers. And she took it all in stride.

She is sleeping a lot less during the day now, but she is still so content and happy in any situation we throw her in. Despite serious inconsistencies in her schedule, The Gabster miraculously has continued sleeping through the night, only waking once between 5:00 and 7:00 am to eat before going back to sleep for a couple more hours.

She loves to be held and cuddled, but she is also good at entertaining herself for long stretches of time by taking in all the sights and "talking" to any object within her vision range.

We have such a flexible, easy kid, and given our tendency to travel and play, Eric and I consider ourselves supremely blessed! Travel stories and pictures are coming soon before we hit the road/air/railways again in 11 days. For now, Mount Laundry calls . . .


Tony said...

She's rockin' that camouflage bikini! I'm glad she likes to be held - she'll get a lot of that in about a month!


Beth O. said...

So much fun! I was missing your updates. The things we have to look forward to! Jason's going to be a daddy! Sono pics on my facebook!

Laural Out Loud said...

Gabi has the same camo bikini! It was one of five that her grandmother got her the last time we were in Brasil, lol. FIVE!

How awesome that Gabriela has turned out to be such an awesome travel companion. I hope our next one is as easy going!