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OOT with baby...

When we would travel, pre-baby, I'd over pack.

If we were going for a week, it might look like I was going to stay an additional week by the amount of items, bags, and clothes that I had packed.

Now, having a child... (for lack of better terms) it basically looked like we moved out of our house last weekend just to go out-of-town for 1 night.

I was so worried that I'd forget something or run out of something... luckily for me, the only thing I forgot was my makeup but with about 50 of our friends there, I did have someone who lovingly shared.

What was on my list to pack?
  • pack n play
  • pack n play sheet
  • swaddle
  • diapers
  • wipes
  • diaper bag
  • C's bag
  • burp cloths
  • travel outfit
  • backup outfits
  • outfits for sunday
  • wedding outfit
  • backup wedding outfit
  • going home outfit
  • pjs
  • pacifiers & clip
  • baby shampoo & body wash
  • wash cloths
  • bath towel
  • beach towels x3
  • bathing suits (me & C)
  • sunscreen
  • sun hat
  • tylenol (never have given it to him, but never know when you might need it)
  • thermometer
  • bulb syringe
  • hair brush
  • pool float
  • camera x2 (and chargers)
  • changing pad
  • blankets
  • quilt
  • toys & books
  • moby wrap
  • bottles of water
  • snacks
  • breast pump
  • bottles & cooler
  • my travel outfit
  • 2 backup outfits
  • PJs
  • backup PJs
  • wedding outfit (stupidly forgot to pack a backup wedding outfit)
  • bathroom things
  • vitamins
  • flat iron
  • hair brush x2
  • flips
  • wedding shoes
  • breast pads
  • spare nursing bra
  • backup nursing bra (I did use all three)
  • going home outfit
After all of this, S was in charge of his things and aside from clothes and things, we also had to take equipment for him to do the sound/dj-ing/announcing.  It was a packed car and a packed hotel room but we had a great time.

It really wasn't that bad, I was just amazed at the THINGS we had to pack in order to just function with a child for 1 night away from the house.

My only fear now, would be going away for a week or just longer than one evening.  I'm pretty sure we'd have to rent a 15 passenger van just to fit it all in and get it to our location.  How do people fly with babies?  Yikes.

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Hi Jill! Thanks for stopping by my blog through the Centsational Girl Link Party. I appreciate your comment! Congrats on your beautiful new baby boy! You'll have to give the big fancy grocery store (at thats what I call it) a whirl.

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