We just got back from a fantastic family vacation in the U.S. where we spent a glorious week in sunny Florida and had a few magical days in New York on the return leg.

Given Mia’s respiratory virus and multiple seizures earlier in the year we had more than a few reservations when it came to booking a transatlantic trip – but any fears we had proved to be unfounded with Mia, as ever, exceeding everyone’s expectations.

On both flights we were lucky enough to get the bulkhead seats with a clip-on bassinet for Mia, where she slept for a few hours going out and coming back without so much as a whimper. I was so proud of her; it never fails to amaze me how she takes whatever is thrown at her in her stride.

We obviously had to travel with all Mia’s meds, some of which are controlled substances, but again this proved no big deal and we weren’t even required to show any proof of prescription despite declaring everything at customs. In fact, air travel with an infant is a piece of cake – with everyone from airline staff to immigration and security falling over themselves to help.

In Florida it was great to see Mia enjoying the pool and the warm weather, and a lot of fun just to have the luxury of seeing her develop day by day without the distractions of work and general home life to contend with.

We were with my mum, dad, brother and sister, so there were always plenty of willing babysitters on hand, allowing Vicki and I to get a couple of nights out to ourselves too – which was very much appreciated!

New York is possibly not the ideal place for a trip with a baby, but we had an amazing time none the less and Mia made it from the depths of the subway to the heights of the Empire State building without batting an eyelid.

She even discovered a new skill on the bus as we cruised down 5th Ave where she started turning the pages of the book Vicki was reading to her!

…Now just to get rid of this stinking jet lag before work on Monday!

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3 Responses to Mia goes Stateside

  1. KevinO says:

    Ross, Mia looks to be doing so well, and getting so big! The picture of the 3 of you shows how much she’s grown. You’re a daring group to go on such a big trip. It took us a few years before taking the plunge. Great pictures and sounds like a great time had by all. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Letty says:

    Your little Mia is so precious!!! I’m glad you’ll made it to the states and hoped you’ll enjoyed yourselves. Especially the “adult time.” I don’t know what that is anymore. Don’t get me wrong, my husband and I have those moments, but they’re short times. Even still, I love my baby 🙂

  3. Shirley Bidnick says:

    I think you have phrased a trait of WHS to add to the list, ‘takes whatever is thrown at her in stride’. Mia is fortunate to have extended family who are willing and able to support her, and vacation with her. What a wonderful life!

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