Well, a couple of days before we left for Miami I saw this post from Ariana at Becoming Mom. After watching the video (I posted it below), I was no longer up in the air and I was no longer excited for her to have a better view. I still feel like Kaitlyn is a little peanut and has always been under weight. So, while she is over 20 lbs, it's not by much. (She was 22 lbs. on the luggage scale at the airport on Sunday). Would she enjoy being forward-facing? Absolutely! Is she completely miserable in the car while rear-facing? Not at all! We've been lucky that she's a good passenger and doesn't mind being rear-facing. I know I may seem over protective and paranoid, but I figure there really is nothing more important than her safety and I'd hate for something to happen and regret not doing what is best for her for the sake of making car rides more "fun".
Please watch the video and pass it on to anyone you know with small children: