Thursday, March 02, 2006

First Trip...

Tomorrow, we leave for the funeral. Thankfully, it isn't that far of a drive, only a few hours away. And thankfully, we'll be staying in the mother-in-law suite of my aunt's house, with a room to ourselves big enough and quiet enough for Shepherd to sleep. I'm kind of nervous about traveling, but when I think of not being there for my uncle's funeral, it kills me. I can't leave Shepherd here with Forrest because we're brestfeeding... so the most logical thing is to all travel together to be with the family. Where I'm nervous about traveling, I'm very excited as well. My entire family... great-uncles, aunts, grandmother, cousins, etc... will be there. And they'll all get to see Shepherd. I can't wait for my grandmother to see him. She has alzheimer's and can't remember a thing, but who am I to say that somewhere deep in the darkness of her mind, she knows... and she recognizes me and my baby.
So today, I've been working on a list of things to take with us. If any of you out there have any suggestions as to "must haves" for these kinds of trips that I might not think to take... please suggest away...

Otherwise, I leave you with a rare picture of me and baby, postpartum... (you won't get many of these):

7 comments:

Isabel said...

I am glad you decided to go the funeral. I am sure the trip won't be bad. And seeing the rest of your family will be very healing.

(I have no idea what you should remember to take. Except of course...your boobies!)

And what a great picture. You look HOTT!

Kenzie said...

Corinne and Forrest--- I haven't seen you guys in FOREVER!! Maybe since your wedding?!? Anyway, I stumbled across this page and am SO glad that I did! Your precious Shepherd is beautiful, and I am so happy for him because he truly has two great parents that will love him just as much as they love each other! I am so proud of you guys!! Congratulations and enjoy this special time together. :)

Reesh said...

Fortunately babies don't really need too much at this age. Just remember the basics, diapers, wet wipes, diaper cream, onsies, sleepers, hats, wraps, recieving blankets etc... Then all you need is something for him to sleep in unless they already have a crib or something for him there. Then his stroller and carseat and away ya go...

Erika said...

Corinne, I am so sorry about Uncle Jim, but I just have to say you look FABULOUS!! A beautiful glowing mommy! I hope the funeral gives you some peace.

Liza said...

You and the baby do look wonderful! And I think taking him to the funeral will be healing for the whole family.

Suzanne said...

I'm so glad the funeral is within traveling distance. Enjoy showing your Shepherd off to the family.

You look great!! So happy with your baby!

Anonymous said...

you look absolutely beautiful!

congrats on the cute lil shepherd. i love his pimp outfit, by the way. good luck with your travels and new adventures as parents :)

miss you two!
mia