I was able to take a year off work when my daughter was born. It was a full on adventure. My daughter was 3 weeks old her first trip and we haven’t really slowed down since then. I absolutely love it.
I have learned a few valuable family travel tips along the way. Here are some highlights of the out of state family travel we did my first year after birth.
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In Atlanta, GA when Safia was three weeks old.
It was actually very worthwhile to bring our newborn with us to a fine dining restaurant. She slept thru it and we took turns with feeding. I had just started adding pumped breast milk so she would latch with breastfeeding so it was a nice reward to get a fine dining experience and have my husband feed the baby for a change!
The Westin, downtown Atlanta, GA. Great view for a nap.
Safia is a very well traveled young lady. In her first year of life, she’s been on 11 trips. 9 of those were in the US, and 1 was international. Of our 11 family trips in 2016, 9 were road trips and 2 were flights.
June 2016, I went on a day trip with Safia to visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio while my husband was at work.
July 2016 Safia was christened with my parents, my brother and sister in law present with us on a trip to New York for Dad’s birthday.
My parents happy with their grandbabies at Dad’s 70th birthday celebration in New York.
August 2018, my Aunty took Safia and I to Cocoa Beach, Florida with her on her family trip. I love her and she makes us feel so special all the time.
My baby cousin and my baby girl
I was one happy new mom touching Cocoa Beach waters.
Safia had no complaints either! Family bonding time is the best.
In Atlanta again visiting Aunty Izzy’s studio in October 2016 🎶
New York is so beautiful during the winter months. This was a road trip that took the four of us from New York to Ohio for our Thanksgiving family stops. This is a beautiful shot of good old NYC.
Next stop of the Thanksgiving 2016 season was Ohio to visit the in-laws. It was their first trip seeing their granddaughter in person. As much as family travel has its stressors, to introduce the new addition to our family to everyone who loves her is so special and worth it for me.
We ended 2016 by going on our first international trip as a family. St. Thomas with my parents and a few of my siblings. I loved our warm Christmas. It was very nostalgic spending my daughter’s first Christmas in the type of weather I had my first Christmas.
I love this guy. He’s such a thoughtful partner.
Getting off the boat to visit St. John’s for the day. What a view.
A moment of relaxation. I was still breastfeeding.
This is us getting into a weekend on the beach in Hilton Head, South Carolina in February 2017. We had so much fun night crawling the beach and a late dinner.
Gorgeous walk in Hilton Head, South Carolina this day. It was windy, but such nice weather for February. Gotta love the South.
My first year after birth took me on quite a ride. A really fun one. Introspective too. I’ve enjoyed solo traveling before meeting my husband, the two of us enjoy it together, and we do it as a family as well. These are such precious memories and I’m looking forward to making many more.