Baby's First Year: Week 11 (First Road Trip and First Giggle)


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Meet first-time mom starburst1680. She's sharing the roller coaster ride of her first year of motherhood. Check back every week for all the emotion and exhaustion — right up until Kathryn Grace's first birthday.

Week 11:

We took Kathryn on her first road trip this week. We went to visit my husband's cousin and his family. He has a wife and 3 kids: 3 ½ year old boy-girl twins and a 6-month-old little boy. It was about a two hour drive each way and Kathryn did great. She slept the whole time in the car both ways. The 6-month-old was just fascinated with Kathryn and wanted to just watch her and touch her. It was cute to see them interact a little.


My husband made Kathryn giggle for the first time (awake) yesterday. He was just holding her and bouncing and making the same sound over and over and she was smiling a lot. He kept doing it and she giggled. I was at work so unfortunately I missed it but I'm going to try doing the same thing he was doing and see if she will do it again for me.

Challenges & Concerns:

I think we are starting to fall into a bit more of a schedule. Maybe not a formal schedule yet but definitely more of a routine. There are two times she eats at the same time every day and I'm starting to keep track of all her feedings to look for patterns. The next step is to keep track of her sleeping schedule but I think we'll get eating more scheduled and then work on sleep.

How old was your baby when you took them on their first road trip?

(We're celebrating starburst168's first year with baby, so thanks for keeping your judgments about parenting choices to yourself!)


Previous Weeks:

Week 10: Formula Supplement

Week 9: Not Pooping!

Week 8: Rolling Over

Week 7: First Bath

Week 6: Going Back to Work

Week 5: Baby's First Christmas

Week 4: Sleeping Less, Not More

Week 3: First Giggle

Week 2: First Outings

Week 1: Meet Mom and Baby


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