NOTE: This post was originally published on Instagram. I am reposting and backdating it here as part of a historical series in order to preserve these meaningful memories and early motherhood thoughts and experiences in a way that is not tied to any social media platform. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time. As we formally shelter in place in NYC, this project brings me happiness and a welcome break from the news. 🖤
Now let me welcome everybody to the Wild Wild West.
This babe is taking well to Cali living.
But the flight to get us here was brutal.
We were “the parents of the inconsolable screaming baby.”
It wasn’t the whole 6 hour cross-continental trip. But conservatively at least 2.5 hours of screaming, crying, and some full body jerking for dramatic effect.
Nothing in our literal and figurative (large and overpacked) bag of tricks was doing a thing. It was truly a fucking nightmare.
Some people were very kind. A few people sucked. And the girl next to us got up mid flight, leaving all her things, and never returned. (We were kind of shocked she didn’t do it sooner.)
But we survived. 🏅
Parenting: It’s warm fuzzies and heart explosions or straight up survival mode.
NOTE: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. All photos and content are property of Lauren Cosenza Beauty LLC.
Lauren Cosenza consults for top brands, websites, and magazines and serves as a trusted beauty/fashion/mom expert, a brand ambassador, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a creative director, a published editorial contributor and writer, the creator and owner of DIVAlicious®, the creator and owner of BEAUTYfull®, a product junkie and an insatiable beauty and style seeker — with a former life at Cosmopolitan, Shape and Bustle/BDG brands. She currently runs Señor Lechuga Hot Sauce with her husband and baby boy as the Co-Founder + Head of Brand.