Sunday, June 26, 2011

Empty Nest

And by empty, I mean that I have packed everything in my house for our four day long vacation-----two hours from my house.

I get a big carried away with shoes when it comes to vacations.  And, have a penchant for spilling on myself, so I always pack extra clothes. TH loves his shoes as well. He also seems to have more toiletries than a woman. Between the two of us, we sure amass a lot of stuff for vacation.

BUT---holy monkeys!! I never knew about over-packing until I was packing for a baby. The amount of stuff we're taking is frankly, astonishing. And I knew we'd pack a lot of stuff.

LM has the following packed (because I know how much you want to know):
  • 3 outfits per day---plus an extra couple outfits----so 15 outfits. That's two onesies and a romper per day give or take.
  • 3 pair of shorts, two pair of pants
  • 5 onesies to sleep in
  • 2 sleepers in case needed
  • 2 overalls---long and short
  • 2 hoodies
  • 2 long-sleeved onesies
  • 4 pair of socks
  • 1 big blanket for the floor
  • 2 smaller snuggley blankets
  • 2 swaddle blankets
  • 1 swaddle sack
  • 2 extra PNP sheets
  • PNP
  • Playmat
  • Swing (yes, the full-size one. It's a big cabin and LM takes at least one nap a day in it--plus, if all hell breaks loose, he can sleep in it at night)
  • 3 carriers--my Baby K'tan (swoon), Ergo and Baby B'jorn (for TH)
  • Diapers (lots)
  • Wipes (lots)
  • Mini baby shampoo, lotion and baby wash
  • Aquaphor
  • Nighttime books
  • Random toys (plus the ones on the playmat)
  • Stroller
  • Baby brush and nose sucker
  • Baby monitor
  • Breast Pump
  • Milk storage bags
  • 4 bottles ( case I might have an extra glass of wine or leave him with my BIL/SIL for a bit)
  • Diaper bag (of course)
  • Every burp cloth we own
  • All pacifiers
  • Swimsuit, swim diaper
  • And a partridge in a pear tree....
I'm not sure why I typed all of this out---it's late and it makes sense right now. Plus--someday, someone, somewhere will google what to take on a four day trip with a 3.5 month old!
BUT---we don't leave until late this afternoon---if you see something I forgot....tell me!!!!


  1. Good thing I've learnt to pack light for myself over the years overseas - otherwise I'd never be able to carry everything needed once we have our little one! :)

  2. It always amazed me just how packed my van was when I traveled with my little ones.

    ICLW #10

  3. i ALWAYS overpack for louise. always. even though, usually, when we go on vacation it is to my mom's house or something, where i can do laundry, i STILL manage to pack waaaay to many clothes for her!

  4. hope you have a good trip!

    happy ICLW!


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