Last week, we traveled for the first time with a baby. The ride there was pretty uneventful. He slept the entire way. And throughout the visit, he was sleeping and eating at regular intervals, despite being completely off of his schedule.
The reason we traveled with Sam so early was that we wanted him to meet Michael’s dad. His dad has Alzheimer’s disease which has progressed to the point that he can no longer travel and needs full-time care. I didn’t really know what to expect.
Honestly, both he and Sam slept through their introductions. But he seems to be happy and well taken care of where he is, which I am very thankful for the people who love on him on a daily basis.
The rest of the trip was spent with Michael’s mom, his brother and his wife and their daughter. It was really a great time. We walked around the local college campus. We chatted about raising our kids and all the ups and downs. We watched the two cousins interact (well, as much as a two-month-old and an almost one-year-old interact).
Michael’s mom’s church threw a baby shower for Sam. And there were lots of ladies there who cooed and snuggled Sam. We are so thankful for the love and prayers from that church. They have become a part of our amazing extended family these past several years. I am so thankful for such a wonderful visit with family and friends!