Honey, we're home
The whirlwind vacation is behind us and everyone, my cervix included, had a great time. We got home yesterday and my jetlagged son woke up at 3:30 a.m. this morning. He stayed up to play for a few hours. Thank goodness Grandma was here to wake up with him so Mommy and Daddy got to sleep it off.
Jack did great for the most part. He was sleeping 11-12 hours a night and since he was going to bed between 10 p.m. and midnight evey night, that meant he slept in, which was awesome for us. The first day with the jetlag, he ended up sleeping until 10:45 a.m., and Josh and I awoke at 9. Why can't that ever happen at home?
We took four planes, five trains, countless Metro, Tube and tram rides and several buses. There were two days in London, three in Montpellier, four in Paris and one more in London again. We stayed in five different hotels and came home with everything we left with. All in all, I would say that's a success.
Jack did great with all the traveling and being in his stroller so much. At the beginning of the trip I was saying "Never again" to traveling overseas with him, but by the end, it was OK. It's just hard being away from his routine and familiar foods. Who knew your child could subsist solely on graham crackers, bread, raisins and milk?
I had an ultrasound this morning and my cervix was basically unchanged from before the trip (down from 3.2 to 3.0 cm), so all the walking and flying did no damage. That was a relief to hear, since I was able to see the outside of a Paris hospital thanks to some serious contractions on our last day there. They were every 2-3 minutes for 45 minutes and some were so intense I could not talk through them. But as soon as we got in the cab to the hospital, they ceased to exist. So we got out of the cab, walked around a bit, determined I did not need to go in, and got back in a cab. Lucky us, we missed our flight that morning because of it and we got to pay $900 for everyone to change their flights. That was awesome. And no, British Airways does not accept medical notes from doctors for missing flights.
But anyway, I will have a full trip report tomorrow and will post a link to the gazillion photo galleries on our website once they get up there. But it's great to be home. Here's a few pictures...
Oui, oui madamoiselle. I would please like more wine. And cigarettes. Merci.
I love rugby! USA! USA!
Ohmygod they have slides in Paris too???
They paid 7 euros for this view from the Eiffel Tower?
This whole family is crazy. I am ditching them for a French chick I met.