June 13th, 2016 – Have a baby via c-section
July 4th weekend 2016 – Spend the weekend at the Jersey Shore
Are we crazy? Maybe, but we don’t regret it! Our son, Elias, has been traveling since he was about 3 weeks old and we never looked back.
I’m going to try and breakdown his first trip from three years ago for you. Basically, I had no idea what to expect. It was my first time traveling with a newborn while recovering from major surgery. I had zero expectations and just wanted to “go with the flow.” We went with my parents and it was nice to have other people there to cuddle the baby while mom and dad took a nap! We didn’t go out in the evenings; I had no desire, because taking care of a newborn is exhausting.
Day 1 – We drove to the villas in the evening after the baby was fed. Elias slept the
entire most of the car ride. We only live about 2.5 hours away from the Cape May area (thank goodness).
Day 2 – Wildwood! I love walking the boardwalk here. The curly fries and pizza, you can’t go wrong. Definitely didn’t walk as much as I usually would, but it was satisfying enough.
Day 3 – Woke up and had breakfast at our favorite local restaurant (castaway cafe). We spent the afternoon at the Cape May County Zoo. I absolutely love it there and it’s FREE! They do ask for donations, which we gladly give. The zoo is beautiful and even relaxing. Elias is a newborn, so he slept most of the time.
Day 4 – Enjoyed ourselves in Cape May. Love the shops, walking along the ocean, enjoying ice cream. Again a relaxing afternoon.
Day 5 – We typically don’t go to Stone Harbor, but wanted to do something a little different. It’s amazing to walk around and have nowhere to be. I’m the evening I had no energy to see fireworks and I’m pretty sure I slept through them…
Let’s sum it up, it was a relaxing and exhausting little getaway. Don’t set high expectations when traveling with a newborn.