I did it all by myself – 9000+ miles/26 hours in the air with a 17 month old.

Wow, have me and Miles Storm been on a journey! It all started Monday afternoon when we missed our flight to visit my family and friends in Australia. Not sure how it really happened but we thought we were flying out on the Tuesday, not the Monday. Thanks to my husband, we managed to get on a flight the next afternoon experiencing SO MUCH STRESS to accomplish that.

I was petrified in the first place about how I was going to get Miles Storm through the 6 hour flight to LAX, let alone the 4 hour wait in between for our 16 hour flight to my home town Melbourne. However, my Son was a trooper. Unbelievable. He slept all the way to LAX, then ran around the airport when we arrived in Los Angelos… exhausting himself. Brilliant. Once on the 2nd plane he fell asleep for 9 hours in his on-board bassinet! When he woke up he was so content to sit on the floor and play with toys, watch movies on his Ipad or just breastfeed.

It did help that on QANTAS flights you can request, at no extra cost, a bassinet for babies/toddlers up to 11.8 kg/26 pounds. Luckily Miles made the cut. Another bonus of requesting a bassinet is the area where you have to sit on the plane has triple the leg space, and as there were no other bassinet requestees on my flight I had 4 seats to myself. Amazing. The flight could not have been any smoother in my wildest dreams.

I can only hope our flight back to NYC is the same.

Miles Storm in the air heading to Australia for the first time.

Miles Storm in the air heading to Australia for the first time.

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