September 28, 2005

The Ass-Crack of Dawn

We figured, if we want Mia to sleep in the car on the way to the beach, we should probably go when she wakes up. She usually naps after a quick snack anyway. So, its 4:30...we've been up for half an hour...the car is loaded...we're heading out. Daddy needs coffee.

Wish us luck.

Posted by Chris at September 28, 2005 4:27 AM

oh, luck! I'm just trying to get back to sleep- wish someone would snuggle me down in a car seat and take me for a ride...
We did that with Dan at 3 months and he stayed awake for the next 13 hours. But Mia sounds ever so much more peaceful. :-) Luck- and enjoy!

Posted by: Vicki at September 28, 2005 5:16 AM

Enjoy your trip! We tried the early morning departure once but offspring refused to fall back alseep. We settle on frequent breaks instead and that works very well.

Good luck


Posted by: AdventureDad at September 28, 2005 5:39 AM

Worth a try, eh? Enjoy the sunrise (and the coffee) and have a great time at the beach!

Posted by: Manda at September 28, 2005 5:46 AM

Good grief that's early! Have a great time! And don't forget to stop for coffee!

Posted by: Theresa at September 28, 2005 6:10 AM

Good luck and have fun!!!!

Posted by: Nicole at September 28, 2005 6:13 AM

I've been up since 5:15 in Texas, which is about an hour and a half later than y'all decided to rise and shine. But I'm pretty sure y'all got the better end of the deal. I mean -- the beach?! I just get to to go work. Lucky dogs...

My parents and I were discussing last evening how parents forget to tell their kids things -- like that there's salt in the ocean. When Mia's big enough to run out into it, remember to tell her to expect salt. She'll appreciate it. :o)

Posted by: Emily at September 28, 2005 6:58 AM

Have fun!

Posted by: nina at September 28, 2005 7:01 AM

Have a wonderful vacation, Mia's first trip to the beach! Did you get her one of those CUTE little baby bikinis? hehe

Posted by: Dana at September 28, 2005 8:07 AM

Have a fantastic time! There's nothing quite like a change of scene.

Looking forward to reading about the first newly extended family holiday!

All the best!

Posted by: Nynke at September 28, 2005 8:11 AM

Sounds like fun...bundle up though! I'm sure the wind off the ocean'll be cold! It's getting chilly lately! I mean, I got up and left this morning for work and it was 48 degrees outside! know it's getting to be fall when you see your breath in the air! Have a great time at the beach! Hope Mia sleeps..bring her Eyeore!

Posted by: Michelle at September 28, 2005 8:24 AM

Have a safe and uneventful drive.

Posted by: Angelia at September 28, 2005 8:35 AM

LOL - we tried that with Sierra - she turned a 5 hour drive into an 8 hour drive, and she cried all.the.way. ! It's taken us 2 months to get her over her fear of the carseat since that trip. Our trip next weekend? We're going to try rocking her to sleep, slipping her into her carseat and then driving 5 hours through the night. Hopefully we'll have better results! I hope that Mia is a much better passenger than Sierra is! BTW - how did you manage to sneak off to post?

Posted by: Marie at September 28, 2005 8:47 AM

have a great time! Looking forward to updates. :-)

Posted by: carrster at September 28, 2005 8:49 AM

good luck. have fun. and enjoy the beach!!!

Posted by: suze at September 28, 2005 9:00 AM

Have fun!

Posted by: Fraulein N at September 28, 2005 9:34 AM

i cannot even begin to tell you how wrong it is to be up that early! we've found that leaving the night before is the best way to get some good driving in with the child asleep, of course it messes us up a bit - but we're pretty messed up as it is.

drive safe, have fun and take lots of pictures!

Posted by: monique at September 28, 2005 9:47 AM

Have a lovely time! Get a tan for me!

Posted by: Queen of Ass at September 28, 2005 10:06 AM

The trip sounds awesome. Have a great time and bring a lot of pictures.
(PS. I can't believe you're posting at 4:30 AM!)

Posted by: ava at September 28, 2005 10:30 AM

when I was a kid, my family used to drive every summer from Washington DC to Louisiana to stay two weeks at my grandmother's. My parents always made us leave at like 5 a.m. Then we'd stop at a hotel and swim at like 3, go to bed early, and get up and do it again the next day. It was a good plan. The three of us kids didn't ever kill each other in the back seat anyway.

Posted by: kalisah at September 28, 2005 10:43 AM

Have fun!

Posted by: Ginny at September 28, 2005 11:09 AM

Holy moly, I can't even fathom that time of day!

Actually I can. J got his wisdom teeth out yesterday and woke up at 3am with pain. So my whole body is out of whack today because of my interruped sleep. But I'd rather deal with that than have a husband in extreme pain.

Posted by: Kitty at September 28, 2005 11:52 AM

There's a 4 a.m.??? Actually, I believe I've seen it once or twice, but I was still up from the day before.

Posted by: Krush at September 28, 2005 12:09 PM


Posted by: Betty at September 28, 2005 12:31 PM

Man, that's early. We were all up that early yesterday morning because apparently it was time to play. Just think of your destination though, that's a good payoff for the early morning.

I hope she sleeps for you. And lets you two sleep tonight! Have fun!

Posted by: Melissa at September 28, 2005 12:42 PM

Good luck - let me know how the detour works out if you take it!!

Posted by: Sue at September 28, 2005 2:48 PM

It's 4am and you stopped to blog? You are a saint, Chris.
You and Beth have fun!
Mia too, of course.

Posted by: Annie at September 28, 2005 3:41 PM

i'd feel less sorry for you if it weren't for the fact that you are up that early to go to the beach. and not to work. :)

but, ok... good luck at the beach.

Posted by: jodi at September 28, 2005 4:59 PM

The beach? With a BABY? My gosh, you and the fish are very brave people indeed. ;) But of luck and have a very safe trip!

Posted by: Niki at September 28, 2005 5:15 PM

luck! have a great time!

Posted by: lizabetty at September 28, 2005 6:02 PM