There was so much to do before we left for this trip, and packing was a very daunting task. Not only were we going to the other side of the country for 7 days, but we were going with a disabled child that has special needs and required more then the average child. One thing on my list was that I needed to figure out how to get 2 cases of formula packed and to Florida. I knew we needed to take some on the plane during the flight and I didn't know how to go about doing that either. I ended up getting in touch with the TSA. They were VERY friendly. They told me that they would have everything set up so that I wouldn't have to stand in line at the security check point. They would do a pat down on me and Hailey and pat down her chair. She wouldn't have to get out of it. I also got into contact with the head manager of Southwest Airlines and he said he would make sure to get us where we needed with NO STRESS! Music to my ears! I also was able to get that CARES system for Hailey that ended up working great!
So besides packing for myself and Josh, Hailey needed 2 suitcases to herself. We had to take packs and packs of diapers, feed bags for formula, 48 cans of formula, syringes, refrigerated medication, regular medication, g-tube pads, g-tube adapters, emergency kit with extra balloon, gravity feed bags incase we don't have power, feeding machine and charger! DON'T forget the charger this time!!
I played around with nail polish and how I should do my nails for such a special event. It didn't end up lasting but it was cute for a minute! I love nail polish!
For the family members that were going to be there I thought it would be fun to make these fun buttons for them with their name on them in Mickey Ears. I miss getting to be creative!
I also played around with my hair and while I might be a little too old to rock the HairBow Hairstyle it was the Magic Kingdom and you can be a kid again right??
We were packed, we were excited and we were ready for our 4 HOUR FLIGHT! Yikes! How do I keep a 4 year old occupied for 4 hours on a plane?? You'll soon find out!
Yay for great planning! Sorry things didn't turn out exactly like you wanted, but it still sounds like such a good trip. Looking forward to the rest of your adventure posts! Jen in HendersonReplyDelete