Back from Brazil!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013

I’m back from Brazil! It was a very good trip, but unforunately my plans to read several books were thwarted by a) the Martian Death Flu contracted shortly before leaving, so I spent the plane rides down staring at the tray table in front of me and tending to my baby and b) travelling with said baby. I did however get a mystery read, which will be posted later in the week.

My husband, baby and I flew down to Rio to visit my parents and see the sights, then took a side trip to Foz do Iguaçu to see the waterfalls there. Rio is a very interesting city, and the waterfalls are possibly the most amazing thing I have ever seen. It was a liberating to take a major trip with my baby and realize that while yes, it is harder than travelling with out him, it is still doable. Since travel is hardwired into my being, this was encouraging. I’m already planning our next trip – as soon as we can fund it!

Me and Mr. Baby experiencing the Atlantic Ocean – he was not a fan. Too cold, Momma!


Gramps and Mr. Baby in front of the waterfalls.


Me, my husband, Mr. Baby, and Nana on they way back to Rio.


So – crazy to travel with a baby? What trips have you taken with your children? How old did you wait to start travelling with them?


  1. Beth Hennings
    September 30, 2013

    Crazy to travel with a baby? Yes!
    How long did we wait? Not long!
    We have always traveled a lot, living far from our families. So, traveling with babies was never really a question for us. The craziest trip we did early on resulted from my husband taking our two “oldest” children, almost four and almost two, to an airshow at the Lafayette airport. I had stayed home with our eight-week old baby and a migraine. Dad and the kids returned from the airshow with tickets to Dallas, that they had won. So we quickly packed overnight bags and raced back to the airport to fly to Dallas to visit friends and my brother. The combination of migraine, rough flight, and having to breastfeed the baby to keep him quiet led to me filling up one complete airsickness bag.
    Despite all of that, we did have a really fun weekend.

    • lectorsbooks
      October 1, 2013

      That sounds like an awful flight! Travelling while sick is the worst – especially when flying with a small baby. What a fun/crazy spontaneous trip though!

  2. Intexplorer
    September 30, 2013

    Our first flight with a baby occurred when our eldest was five months old. We were flying from Lafayette to Houston to El Paso. On the first leg of the trip, Todd cried and cried and cried. I remember praying for him to be quiet and asking the Lord for forgiveness for all of my judgmental thoughts about parents not controlling their screaming babies on flights. On the second leg, he did not make a peep and has basically been a perfect traveller from that day on.
    I did wonder whether I could take back my “prayer for forgiveness” and go back to being judgmental again, but decided that would be somewhat gauche. This experience did give me profound sympathy for parents trying to comfort crying babies on airplanes.

    • lectorsbooks
      October 1, 2013

      I’m with you! My baby did really well, but there were still some moments where he cried, because he’s a baby. It made me feel more sympathetic towards parents who are trying to calm their babies and kids down, but it actually made me feel less sympathetic to parents who just sit and do nothing with their headphones in while watching a film or sleeping or whatever.