So John talked me off the ledge and convinced me to just take things as they came and we slowly started packing and getting ready for our trip to Michigan. John was planning on driving through the night (even though he said he would never do it again) so our goal was to leave around 11pm on Saturday, Dec. 20.
We got everything packed and John even got a little sleep before we got everyone in the car Saturday night. As we pulled out of the neighborhood everyone was awake!? What...the kids were supposed to be sleeping, that's why were driving at night?! Asher quickly fell back to sleep and after one show on the iPad so did Addison. We made our first stop on the south side of St Louis at about 4am. We got gas, I fed Asher and changed his poopy diaper. As we got on the road again, everyone was wake! What...luckily again Asher quickly feel back to sleep and Addison did too after another show on the iPad.
Both kids slept until about 8am on Sunday morning, when we stopped for breakfast and gas just south of Chicago. Addison was up for the rest of the trip at this point and was super excited to watch a movie and play with all her toys. Asher was a trooper and did great being stuck in his car seat for that long...I suppose it helped that the doctor gave us the go-ahead to give him Benadryl to dry him up, so he was a sleepy boy.