Saturday, August 13, 2011

First camping trip

Sierra got to go on her first camping trip at 6 weeks old.  Peyton had to wait until he was almost 3 months.  She did fabulous.  Of course it helped that we now have experience with camping with a baby whereas it was trial and error with Peyton.  It also helped that Sierra is good at nursing just about anywhere, she's not distracted by every little thing like Peyton was, so having a well fed baby instead of one on a nursing strike was also a plus.  It also helped that our tent is like a small house, unlike the backpacking tent we had when we camped with her brother for the first time.  Cosleeping, flexibility, and bringing the bouncy seat and white noise sheep were key to the success.  Mommy slept in a sleeping bag with her so she wouldn't be cold in the chilly Colorado night.  Even though we were only at 7500 feet, it still got pretty cold.  Pack and Plays are not for camping in Colorado with an infant, they need your body heat.  She only nursed once all night long she was so snug with her mommy.  She slept through everything, including Peyton's crying spell in the middle of the night.  She didn't get one bite from a black fly, unlike the rest of us.  She was completely mesmerized by her crazy brother and Daddy wrestling in the tent.  Wide eyes and alert, she just soaked it all in.  Overall, we rated the trip an 8, and nothing that went wrong had anything to do with having a little baby with us.  We can't wait to do it again.

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