who needs a tranq gun
Yesterday was a big day for Jesse. And for Mae and I as well. Yesterday we took our first out-of-town trip. Huzzah!!!!
Jesse's had problems with car rides. For some reason, he hated being in his car seat. On Monday, Mae's parents gave him a belated "Welcome to Earth" present. They bought him a spanking new car seat. And though he still hated the idea of being strapped in, he was comfortable enough to sleep in it. This was a first for us.
And so Mae and I decided that were ready to take a roadtrip; a short one, but a roadtrip nonetheless. And as it turned out, Mae's Uncle Sam and Aunty Grace invited us to their home in Seremban.
We readied ourselves early enough. At 9:30 we were all dressed. But our strategy was to leave the moment Jesse falls asleep - which usually happens round about 10. But for good measure, we decided to defer his naptime. And so we played with the little guy, keeping him up for quite a bit. By 10:30am he had gotten so tired he practically fainted in my arms. Hehh! Meanwhile, we also got our entire family to pray that the little guy would have a painless journey.
And for the first time in his life, he slept through an entire car ride. It took us a little over an hour to get to Seremban and he slept like a... erm... baby, waking up only 5 minutes away from Uncle Sam and Aunty Grace's home. Best of all, he was in great spirits when we got there. Hallelujah!
It was a miracle of sorts. But then, as parents, just about every little milestone our baby crosses is a tiny miracle.