We also learned on this trip that traveling abroad with an infant can be quite challenging. Noah was on 4 flights (2 being 9+ hours), 2 trains, 2 buses and countless city train rides (subway) in just 10 short days. He jumped ahead 6 hours going and jumped back 6 hours coming home. He was an "on-the-go" baby for 10 days straight even though it really is not what my rhythmic child prefers. He napped on the go, nursed on the go and went to bed at a different time every night. Basically, his world did a complete 180 for 10 days (not to mention he is still cutting 2 molars). Despite all of this, he was such a trooper and still smiling and laughing. Don't get me wrong, there were a good bit of tears at times too. He is our little world traveler now!
This trip helped reassure Cole and me that we can handle anything with Noah. Surviving the flights were huge for us! We probably will not be traveling abroad again with Noah anytime soon, but we can't wait to do it again once he is a bit older!
For any of you out there who are contemplating traveling abroad with an infant, I say: DO IT!!!! It was totally worth it, and we made so many lifetime memories during this 10 days with Noah and my family! It made the exhaustion worth it for sure. :)
Enjoy the photos from our trip!
Snoozing on the flight to Austria
Chris and me with Gabi and Johanna
Momma and her boy in the garden
Chris and Lilly
Martha, Chris and Dacia
Coleman, Moritz and Tobi
My Oma's 89th birthday celebration
Lilly and Noah taking a bath together (cousins)
Noah the Austrian fireman
Tickling Opapa's beard
Playing with Omama
Climbing on Omama
My gartenzwerk (garden gnome)
Lunch with family
Riding luggage at the train station with Omama
Our little world traveler
Mmmm....ice cream cone
Streets of Vienna
The Imperial Gardens
Maria Theresia side by side
(I was named after the empress of Austria)
Snack time in the park
Playing with daddy
Date night in Vienna
Diaper change al fresco ;)
Snoozing on momma
Nursing on the go
On the train
Look at me!
He melts my heart
Snoozing in the Vienna airport on the way home
Prost to a great trip!!!