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Old 12-22-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Bear Hugs & Piggy Kisses - Baby's 1st Trip ~ Updated 12/6: Aulani TR Started!!!

Hi, everyone, and to our much-anticipated first trip as a family of three! We started planning this trip before our little one was even born and it was every bit as magical as we'd dreamed. If you have an impressive amount of time on your hands, feel free to check out our Pre-Trip Report here: "We're Doing Disney Again Someday...Plus One!" (currently sitting at 38 pages long! and chock full of baby pictures, if that's your thing!)

On with the show! If you have not followed along with our travels before, let me introduce us. I am "Dugette", a 36-year-old new-ish mommy to a little princess. By day, I work in accounting. By night, I hang out on the DIS and sleep, if I'm lucky. I visited WDW a couple times as a kid when my dad had work meetings in Orlando and brought me and my little brother along. I loved it and knew I'd return someday.

I've been married to "Dug" for 8 years. He's a year younger than me, works in web and graphic design, and loves being a daddy to his little princess. He had never been to WDW until I suggested we go in 2009. And he was hooked.

We had such a great time that we planned a return trip in January 2010. We upgraded our tickets to Annual Passes and had a Year of Disney in 2010 - 5 different trips. It gave us something fun to look forward to and plan since the whole "having a baby" thing just wasn't working out for us during that time. 2011 was a rough year, so we managed to swing one more trip in October 2011 to cheer us up. A couple months later, on New Year's Eve, we found out that our little one was finally on her way!

2012 was full of pregnancy & baby excitement. And, before the princess was born, this trip was born! She was 14.5 months at the time of the trip and it was a great age to take her to our happy place. She loved it! It was a very different trip for us, but extra magical with her there by our sides to enjoy it.

Here we all are:



I've referred to our princess as "Dug Baby" thus far in the pre-trip report, but I can't call her that forever. And "Dug Toddler" really doesn't have the same ring to it. So, I'll refer to her by her real-life nickname in this report. This is Izzy, our little :



I hope you'll enjoy the tale of her very first visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!


Chapters
Intros

Day 1 - Sat. 12/7/13
It's Disney Day!
You Can Fly!
The Magic Begins
Have You Seen This Closet?!
The Chicken That Ruined Some Lady's Vacation
The Late Night - Part 1
The Late Night - Part 2
The Late Night - Part 3

Day 2 - Sun. 12/8/13
Morning Chaos
Under the Antlers
Under the Sea
Be Our Guest
Furry Friends
The Non-Nap
Guest Dis-Services
Crashing the Party
Time to Hoof It!

Day 3 - Mon. 12/9/13
Slowly Soarin' Over Epcot
The Morning Commute
Meeting the Mice (& Goofy)
"Breakfast"
All.The.Minnies!
Naptime, Eh?
Naptime, Oui?
Chocolate Horses & Tiny Trains
You've Got a Friend in Me
Never Eat Soggy Weet-Bix

Day 4 - Tues. 12/10/13
Tonga Toast Time!
Lost in the Wild
Kitties & "Ghees" Galore
The Wilderness Must be Explored!
What Does the Giraffe Say?
Squirrel!!!
Our Bird Friend
So Much Yum!
Never Too Young
That Awful Moment

Day 5 - Weds. 12/11/13
That Magic Moment - Part 1
That Magic Moment - Part 2
A Visit from Pooh Bear
A Visit from Piglet
A Visit from Tigger & Eeyore
Piggy Kisses
The Unmagical Carpet Row
Tikis and a Toddler
Bears, Birds, & Booty - Part 1
Bears, Birds, & Booty - Part 2
The Fairest Wall of All
Let Down Your Hair
Are You Coming Back?
Polynesian Photo Shoot
An Evening at the Poly

Day 6 - Thurs. 12/12/13
A Non-DIS-Meet
Lots of Legos
Invasion of the Cheerleaders
"Party" Time!
Party On, Dudes!
Not Soarin' Through the Queue

Day 7 - Fri. 12/13/13
Stitch's Great Escape
Raspberries
The Toy Story Mania Stroll
The Napping Goldfish
Yum, Crayon!
Wheeeee!!!!
Sleeping on the Boardwalk
Touring Tutto Gusto
Bear Hugs
Hi! Shark!
The Fiesta Before the Siesta
Bedtime at Epcot

Day 8 - Sat. 12/14/13
Evicted from Paradise
Spirit of Aloha
First Haircut
Hi, Mickey! Oh, Boy! Oh, Wow!
It's a Sleepy World
The Final Countdown
The Stunning Conclusion

Wrap Up
Wrap Up - Part 1
Wrap Up - Part 2


Off Topic
So, Um, Aloha? - Posted 12/28/13
NYC Planning - Posted 3/12/14
18 Month Photos - Posted 3/31/14
NYC Planning Update - Posted 4/6/14
Travel Day to NYC - Mini-TR - Posted 4/9/14
Full Day 1 in NYC Part 1 - Mini-TR - Posted 4/12/14
Full Day 1 in NYC Part 2 - Mini-TR - Posted 4/13/14
NYC to B&B - Mini-TR - Posted 4/17/14
Wedding Day - Mini-TR - Posted 4/17/14
Back to NYC - Mini-TR - Posted 4/19/14
Seeing the Sights in NYC Part 1 - Mini-TR - Posted 4/20/14
Seeing the Sights in NYC Part 2 - Mini-TR - Posted 4/20/14
Rain & Pain - Mini-TR - Posted 4/21/14
Last Day in NYC - Mini-TR - Posted 4/21/14
Going Home from NYC - Mini-TR - Posted 4/21/14
Dug's NYC Photos Part 1 - Mini-TR - Posted 4/22/14
Dug's NYC Photos Part 2 - Mini-TR - Posted 4/22/14
Dug's NYC Photos Part 3 - Mini-TR - Posted 4/22/14
More Non-Disney Travel - Posted 5/10/14
Spontaneity at it's Finest - Posted 5/22/14
Girls' Trip Planning - Posted 5/26/14
Mini Oregon TR - Part 1 - Posted 5/31/14
Mini Oregon TR - Part 2 - Posted 5/31/14
Pre-Trip Report for Next Week - Posted 6/4/14
Mini Oregon TR - Part 3 - Posted 6/4/14
Mini Oregon TR - Part 4 - Posted 6/5/14
Toddler Disney Training - Posted 6/8/14
Happy Father's Day! - Posted 6/15/14
Toddler Travels - Posted 7/11/14
Disney Training in Photos - Posted 7/20/14
Hawaii Planning & More - Posted 8/5/14
Aulani PTR Link - Posted 8/12/14
Under the Sea - Posted 8/17/14
Disney Attire - Posted 8/19/14
August Pre-Trip Report - Posted 8/24/14
Leaving Tomorrow! - Posted 8/29/14
We're Back! - Posted 9/3/14
Second Birthday! - Part 1 - Posted 9/22/14
Second Birthday! - Part 2 - Posted 9/22/14
2 Year Photos & Halloween Costume - Posted 10/29/14
August Trip Report Started - Posted 11/23/14
Aulani Trip Report Started - Posted 12/6/14

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Nov. 7-16, 2014: Aulani ("Happy in Hawaii") TR In Progress! | Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2014: Pop Century ("I Like Warm Hugs!") TR In Progress! | June 10-13, 2014: Offsite
Dec. 7-14, 2013: Polynesian ("Bear Hugs & Piggy Kisses - Baby's First Trip") TR Complete! | Oct. 5-12, 2011: Pop Century ("Poor Unfortunate Souls: So Wet, So Full")
Dec. 10-19, 2010: Poly Club! ("How the Other Half Lives") | Nov. 10-14, 2010: Pop/BCV ("100 Eats & Drinks in 3.5 Days!")
Aug. 20-22, 2010: ASMu ("The Last-Minute Super-Bargain Bonus Trip") | June 3-7, 2010: Pop/AKL ("Star Wars Nightastically Delicious!")
Jan. 16-25, 2010: Poly/WL/POR ("The Magic and The Misery") | Sept. 9-14, 2009: Pop Century ("The Prequel") | March 10-17, 1990: Offsite ("A Disney Walk Back in Time...on Four Paws")


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Old 12-22-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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Yay! Can't wait to hear all about the trip! Your little princess is so beautiful.
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posted before I read your intro. LOVE LOVE the sneaks of your poly photo shoot. OMG that pic of Izzy is TDF! Cute white shorts!
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I'm in! Excited to read about your first trip as a family of 3!
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I followed your pre trip report. Can't wait to read about the trip. You have a beautiful daughter
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Yay! So excited you have started. Gorgeous pictures. I can't wait to see more. Although it is gonna seem different not calling her Dug Baby, I love the name Izzy.
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Super sweet baby! Can't wait to read more!
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So excited that you've started your TR! The family pic at the Poly looks great! Izzy is such a cutie. I can't wait to follow along with the first trip.
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yay! I have been waiting for this TR! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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