I’m thrilled our next vacation involves staying with family and not in a hotel, but after last month’s excursion to Nashville, I’ve put together a few things I learned about hotel living with a baby. Plus, there are a few more pictures from Nashville I wanted to share 🙂
1. Surrender the bathroom. Just do it. Lincoln is used to sleeping in his own dark room and the first night in a hotel I tried having him in this little alcove with his sound machine and he woke up every two hours. EVERY TWO HOURS! For a baby that wakes up once (after a solid 9 hours of sleep) in a 12 hour stretch each night, it was a nightmare. The second night we opted to put the pack and play in the bathroom and he slept soundly.
^my little fish
^our last night we took Lincoln to the local climbing gym – it was my first time back on a wall since this outdoor trip when I was pregnant (and didn’t know it). It was also the first time I’ve done something physically demanding and not felt “out of shape because I just had a baby” – which was awesome! We spent much of the time reminiscing about when we used to live 9 minutes from the climbing gym and we’d spend an hour or so there each evening in college after studying.
Don’t be fooled by the picture though, Lincoln mostly sat in the stroller and watched intently. And then listened to me complain about how sore my fingers were that night as I lathered my hands in Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream.
^also: keys > any other toy