Saturday, January 9, 2010

We made it!!

We finally made it to my parent's in Seattle!

Batman made it to Alabama :( (well I guess it's good he made it, but good NIGHT do I miss that man already, just knowing I won't see him in 6 weeks).

We had a couple of minor snafoos this morning at the airport...
for example, did you know that the Southwest Airline counter is the LAST to open on Saturday mornings and even though you fly out only 50 minutes after your husband, you won't be able to say goodbye to him at the terminal since he will board his plane before you even get TO the never ending security line...
and you can't fly on a plane that the de-icing mechanism in the wing breaks down- thankfully this was discovered before we took off- they make you deboard and get on a different plane...
and midflight is exactly when your daughter will wake up from her ever-so-pleasant dreams and scream like she hasn't had a meal in DAYS, so you make a joke to the two teenage boys sitting next to you about how embarassing kids can be, and would they mind too much if you fed your daughter (aka nursed with a cover) because she won't shut up until she eats... mmmkay? (don't worry, no boobage was exposed much to their dismay)

On the plus side, we got everything packed and in ONE suitcase and it weighed in at 49.5 lbs (how good am I? Seriously!) And I discovered that people are really very helpful if you look like a pitiful single mom. I had random strangers helping me along from the time I got my boarding pass until I gate checked the stroller right before boarding. I think some of my faith in mankind has been restored.

And we are here for a couple days visiting- Brynna is meeting her uncles and aunt for the first time and is loving it... as are they. I'm pretty sure she's got them all wrapped around her finger already.

More updates and maybe some pics later :)

8 comments:

bumpsalongtheway said...

Glad to see you guys made it safely to your destinations! I hope the next 6 weeks flies by for you!

Suzie Homemaker said...

Yay! You made it! I'm really impressed. Also, I've been meaning to comment on here for a while that I L-O-V-E the pics of Brynna that your SIL took. She is just TOO cute!

Shannon said...

Glad to hear you made it. I'm very impressed. I've never had to fly with my own children and I can't imagine, let alone doing it by yourself. Good for you. Enjoy!

Kimmygintx said...

Aww :) Glad to hear you guys made it out there ok and YAY for people helping you along the way!!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.

Katie said...

So glad you hear that you made it safely. Enjoy the rest of your trip. I can't wait to see pictures!

Katie said...

BRAVO to you for even attempting to fly with an infant alone!! And, Oh, would I ever had PAID MONEY to see the looks on those teenage boys faces!!! :-)

Jen said...

I'm glad you made it and I hope you have a great trip! Can't wait to hear all about it.

ifcrossroads said...

Seriously, you are super-woman! I'm amazed and impressed! When we flew to LA last week I sat on that plane terrified because I knew there would be no way I'd ever manage flying with an infant. And you did it alone! YOU ROCK!!!
Here's to hoping that the next 6 weeks fly by. Is Batman in Montgomery? I'm originally from AL and Montgomery is the depths of hell :( believe me, he isn't having any fun! LOL!