Thursday, May 13, 2010

Car Rides

Soooo I haven't been on here in awhile. I think BJ was going through another one of his growth spurts or something because he was eating like, every hour! Sheesh.

Today's topic:  Car Rides. So BJ and I have been going on (almost) daily car rides; just the two of us!  I forget if I mentioned that HJ went back to work a couple of weeks ago, so I've been trying to find ways to keep BJ occupied until HJ comes home at around 4:35. (He's a county worker and ends work right at 4:30. Lucky!) So anyway, I was a little nervous to be going out by myself.  What if he cries in the back seat while I'm driving?  Well... I was told by my co-worker to "Let him cry", but gosh I just about die every time I hear him start to sniffle back there.  Lucky for me, BJ rarely cries because he loves his daily drives!  One time, we even drove to visit Obaachan (grandma) in Lahaina; for those of you not from Maui, that's 45 minutes away from where I live!

The hardest part for me is that because it's mandatory for infants to ride in a rear-facing car seat, I can't see him from where I sit.  This is my view:

Sometimes, if I turn my head the right way, I can see his right foot, but that's about it. I think I would feel better if BJ were turned towards me and I could actually see him.  Once, no twice, I got out of the car and looked in, just to make sure he was okay.  Haha, how overprotective.

I'm very lucky, though, that BJ usually likes his car rides so much that he will fall asleep.  In fact, sometimes we'll come home from driving and he'll sleep a good 30 to 60 minutes strapped in his car seat.  I think I could get used to that. hahaha.


  1. Awwwww. I've heard that car rides are very soothing for babies. Family friends would drive around the block a couple of times when they couldn't get their kids to go to sleep!

  2. we have a mirror thing that hangs on the car seat (not the baby car seat, the regular car seat) so that we can see baby through the mirror. that works well. you're lucky he likes car rides...brynna likes car rides...only if the car is moving! so if there's a red light or traffic, all we hear is crying! caleb was the same way!

  3. Hailey - I've definitely done one or two drives around the block when he wouldn't sleep, but only when Josh is home. If he's crying, sometimes he won't stop when he's in his carseat so I don't want to chance it if I'm by myself. Call me a wuss :-P

    ASKC - That's smart! A mirror. I never thought about that. I'll have to find one. And I think it's so funny when BJ starts to cry when we're stopped at a red light. He only does that when he's about to wake up, though, so we're lucky! :-)

  4. whoa whoa whoa.. watch the county worker bashing! haha... by contract if I stay past 4:30 I'd be entitled to overtime pay!