Take it how you will, but that pretty much sums up my sweet boy on BOTH the flights from Salt Lake to New York last Wednesday. He was just delightful the entire time!!! We left Salt lake just before 11:00 Wednesday morning and had about a two and a half hour flight to Chicago. Logan kept himself busy unwrapping and playing with all of his new toys for the first two-ish hours. Then he had a snack and we read some books and he even made friends with the guy in the seat next to us. But then on our descent into Chicago, he flipped out. I think his ears just started hurting him too much (I know mine were!) and he started bawling. So I grabbed a blanket and nursed him for about 5 minutes...at which point he fell asleep. And was dead to the world through the landing, the deplaning, a quick bathroom stop, and our journey from terminal B to terminal F of O'Hare. Then we spent the next two hours exploring the airport and getting our wiggles out before our last hour and a half to Rochester.
We were supposed to leave Chicago at 4:50, but our flight crew hadn't arrived from their other plane and we just kept waiting. I was starting to get slightly annoyed when it hit 5:20 and they still weren't there, until a tiny miracle occurred. Logan had the NASTIEST diaper in the world at about 5:28. That would have originally put us on the plane somewhere over Lake Michigan, I think. But, since the crew took forever, I had the opportunity to change him on a changing table in a full-sized bathroom with a proper waste receptacle. Hooray!
So once we were in the plane and on our way through the wild blue yonder, Logan was again on his very best behavior. He was so charming, in fact, that he had the two suited business men behind us playing peek-a-boo for about 20 minutes. Plus the nice lady in the seat next to us was like putty in his chubby little hands. He showed off all of his tricks and even sat on her lap for a while so I could enjoy my diet Coke with no interruptions.
So all in all, my first flying-solo-with-a-baby experience was wonderful. We'll see what happens on the way back to Utah in a few weeks, but for now the consensus is it's actually not bad at all!