Baby’s First Passport + 3 Ways We’re Prepping to Travel Again
Feb 7, 2021
When I was pregnant with Faren, I dreamed of the days we’d travel together; the trips we’d take, the things we’d see, the foods we try, the mommy and me photoshoots; oh the places we’d go! I knew I wanted to introduce her to the jet set life very early on. It’s one of the gifts my parents gave me as a child and one I knew I had to pass on to my daughter.
This week we we picked up Faren’s very first passport!
That was such a proud “MOM”ent for me because we’re one step closer to giving her the gift of travel, the gift of adventure and the gift of exploring this great, grand world.
It’s almost tradition in my family that kids get their passport before their first birthday. In my family, travel is what we do and exposure to new cultures, new people and new experiences is a must.
And if you’d ask me, I’d say travel is already in her. I was five months pregnant when I hopped several flights and took my baby moon in Ghana. Tucked away in my womb, was the girl child who, didn’t even know it at the time, was learning to see the world, learning not to be afraid of far away places, learning that travel is one of the best teachers and that an eight hour flight is nothing to sit through! For me, taking her to the Motherland as her “first” trip was epic and prophetic.
With the way things are going now, we have no clue when we’ll travel again, but we’re using the down time to prep for when we feel comfortable getting on a plane again. I’d say my husband and I are travel pros, having explored, Thailand, Brazil, Morocco, Barcelona and so many other amazing places. But, we’ve never done this with a baby in tow, so being properly prepared is more important than ever.
Despite the uncertainty with travelling at the moment, whenever the time comes to book flights and get our passports tatted, The Fergusons will be ready! Stamps on stamps on stamps!