Emily and I are packing to visit her grandparents in Prince Edward Island. Packing is a skill that develops quickly with motherhood. You learn to only bring the bare minimum for yourself – extras are left behind to accomodate for the more important things – diapers, bibs, toys, food, etc. Gone are the days of packing my entire closet into a huge suitcase. My husband no longer asks if I really need a pair of shoes for each day of vacation. So the next time you see a mom walking through the airport with a huge suitcase, remember that 10% of the contents are actually hers….the rest belongs to the baby.