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Old 07-27-2010, 05:59 PM   #76
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Great trip report. We caught the DVC flu after my son was born and we realized how many more trips were in our future and now our regret is we didn't buy sooner.

We are going in August and December too this year.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:41 PM   #77
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Great report so far! I can't wait to hear about Lily's first trip. We took my daughter, Maddie, down last August at almost 11 months & she LOVED it! She LOVED all the furry characters, mostly Mickey. She was (and still is, LOL) obsessed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse before our trip and she was so excited to see Mickey in person. She seems to love all characters we see too, though - the Red Robin, Chick-Fil-a cow and mascots at ballgames. She met Snoopy the other night at the local minor league ballgame & loved him, too.

We are probably only doing DHS once or twice in December - we definitely want the girls to see the Osbourne Lights at least once and Maddie really loved the Playhouse Disney show last time - she was just in awe the whole time. So, that is a must do for us even though there's so little else we'll want to do there this trip.

We are planning our next trip down in December & it'll be our 2nd daughter's 1st trip this time around. Maddie will be 27 months & Evie will be 8 months at the time. We've never driven down (as adults, anyways) but will be driving down in December. Airfare was just too expensive & we wanted the car to get around in with the girls. Right now, our plan is to try to drive as much as possible when the girls would be sleeping. We're thinking of either leaving during afternoon naptime or at bedtime & trying to drive overnight as much as possible. Still not sure what the best option is for a drive so long.

Oh, and we live in Mentor & both graduated from Mentor. Small world!
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:51 AM   #78
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You would think we were using the same touring tool or something. I bet we see each other headed for the rope drops. Are you driving or using Disney transportation?
I know, right??!!


We'll have a rental car for our December trip. I believe the only park we'll take a bus to will be MK.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:54 AM   #79
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AHHH!! This trip is too close!

We went to the zoo and she did great. She was fine with getting in and out of the stroller and I even NIP for the first time! (nursed in public) That didn't go very well though and now I'm trying to find a light weight cover. I figure she might be okay with that in the AC. She is just so squirmy and wants to latch and relatch all the time. And so easily distracted. Ugh.

I'm actually hoping to get away with mainly only nursing in the hotel room. And maybe once a day at the baby stations? She MUCH prefers solids now and hasn't been nusing as much...so we'll see.

It's ok....it's a learned task, I think. The more practice you get the better. We laugh about all the weird places I've nursed...You'd be surprised!!! As she gets older she'll be less squirmy while eating.

The baby stations are great places to nurse. The rooms for nursing are quiet with no distractions. There are also many rides you can nurse withouse anyone ever knowing. I became the master of finding the rides, corners, shaded benches, etc. My son loved to nurse all the time.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:55 AM   #80
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Great report so far! I can't wait to hear about Lily's first trip. We took my daughter, Maddie, down last August at almost 11 months & she LOVED it! She LOVED all the furry characters, mostly Mickey. She was (and still is, LOL) obsessed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse before our trip and she was so excited to see Mickey in person. She seems to love all characters we see too, though - the Red Robin, Chick-Fil-a cow and mascots at ballgames. She met Snoopy the other night at the local minor league ballgame & loved him, too.

We are probably only doing DHS once or twice in December - we definitely want the girls to see the Osbourne Lights at least once and Maddie really loved the Playhouse Disney show last time - she was just in awe the whole time. So, that is a must do for us even though there's so little else we'll want to do there this trip.

We are planning our next trip down in December & it'll be our 2nd daughter's 1st trip this time around. Maddie will be 27 months & Evie will be 8 months at the time. We've never driven down (as adults, anyways) but will be driving down in December. Airfare was just too expensive & we wanted the car to get around in with the girls. Right now, our plan is to try to drive as much as possible when the girls would be sleeping. We're thinking of either leaving during afternoon naptime or at bedtime & trying to drive overnight as much as possible. Still not sure what the best option is for a drive so long.

Oh, and we live in Mentor & both graduated from Mentor. Small world!
Wow sweet! I guess you didn't recognize DH? When are you going in December?

I'll do my best to send along a ton of driving trips, especially since we have the exact same drive!

I bet we've been at Red Robin at the same time before. We're there like all the time! lol

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It's ok....it's a learned task, I think. The more practice you get the better. We laugh about all the weird places I've nursed...You'd be surprised!!! As she gets older she'll be less squirmy while eating.

The baby stations are great places to nurse. The rooms for nursing are quiet with no distractions. There are also many rides you can nurse withouse anyone ever knowing. I became the master of finding the rides, corners, shaded benches, etc. My son loved to nurse all the time.
I'm still a little nervous, but I know we'll figure it out. I've been re-reading old trip reports and everyone in those survived, so I know we will too!
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:57 AM   #81
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Does anyone see anything I missed in the packing list?

I have new pics of Lily to share when I get them downloaded. We took her for her birthday last week.

Oh! and another tip, I guess the Harmony Barber Shop at MK is taking reservations now for haircuts, so I need to make one of those for the December trip. I wonder how far in advance I can book...
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:47 AM   #82
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THEY ARE EXTENDING THE MSEP!!! AHHHHH! So excited...obviously! Now I have to make sure we have a MK evening!
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:55 AM   #83
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We already had Spectro planned, so now it will just take the place of that.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:09 PM   #84
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We already had Spectro planned, so now it will just take the place of that.
We planned a night where we could do Spectro if everything worked perfectly, not that night is a very hopeful must-do!

So I've spent the day compiling a list of some TRs I've found that include babies around 1, so for any of you that are like me and get obsessive about reading TR before your trip:

Other tr with around 1 yr olds:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2495321
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2494645
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35845721
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2402356 PTR
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2217621
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post29191427
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2495977
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=33657425
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=34236460


2 yr olds
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post36552785
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2434377

Some go back to 2008. Some are really long, some are pretty short.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:18 AM   #85
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Cool

Very cool!
You can also check out my trip reports. They go back as far as 2005 but still include lots of touring with babies info.


Just some info....I expressed for 13 months for Amelia (which had its own challenges while touring at WDW) and nursed Ernie for two years.

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We planned a night where we could do Spectro if everything worked perfectly, not that night is a very hopeful must-do!

So I've spent the day compiling a list of some TRs I've found that include babies around 1, so for any of you that are like me and get obsessive about reading TR before your trip:

Other tr with around 1 yr olds:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2495321
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2494645
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35845721
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2402356 PTR
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2217621
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post29191427
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2495977
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=33657425
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=34236460


2 yr olds
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post36552785
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2434377

Some go back to 2008. Some are really long, some are pretty short.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:21 AM   #86
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Thanks!! I was going to add your too, I promise! I just ran out of time that day!

We had Lily's 1st b-day party yesterday and I am relieved to say that everything went pretty perfectly! I'll share pictures and more details soon!
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Happy Birthday Lily!
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:49 PM   #88
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Thanks Melody! I'm loving your old TRs!!

But you make me want DVC! (It really doesn't take much! )
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:48 AM   #89
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Just found your thread. Looking forward to reading it. This will be mine and DH 3rd trip, DS (4) 2nd trip and our little princess's 1 st trip. DS was 2 1/2 his first trip so i am looking forward to reading the tips as DD will just turn 14 months for our much anticipated Nov trip and all of our first MVMCP
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:04 AM   #90
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Plus the character greeting area after the animation studio thingy is a hidden gem, especially for the heat in August.

Where is the character greeting at DHS?
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