This is welcome news to the traveling couple. In the year since Ezra was born, he has visited Destin, Florida; San Antonio; Chicago and even India, which required 27 hours on a plane. “A lifesaver for us was the baby carrier because you could put him in there and walk through the airport and sit on the airplane where he can just fall asleep against you,” Megan says. “One really good tip is definitely during take-off and landing to feed them because then it helps them swallow and relieve pressure.”
Clement grew up in Bangalore, India, and he and Megan decided it was crucial for their baby to experience both cultures. They plan to celebrate an Indian tradition called Holi, a festival of color, and introduce Ezra to authentic Indian cuisine. “One thing we want to incorporate in his life from both cultures is just to appreciate everything that you have because a lot of people in India live very minimally,” Megan says. “We always want to instill in him [to] be thankful for what you have, and don’t take anything for granted.”
Besides traveling the globe, little Ezra enjoys playing at home. “He’s pretty independent and plays a lot throughout the day,” Megan says. His favorite toy is a two-foot long iguana that his parents bought on a trip to Cancun before he was born.
At the end of the day, Ezra takes a bath, a task he is always happy to do.“He loves the water and loves baths,” Clement says. “He splashes around and cries when we pull him out.”
Looking back on the year, Megan can’t help but reflect on the time that’s passed: “Everyone always says it goes so fast but when you have a child you blink, and you’re like, ‘Where did the time go?’”