We made it home late Saturday night. Once we made it to Hong Kong, we did not have any delays or difficulties. The airport in Guangzhou was a different story though. The flight from Hong Kong to Guangzhou was only about 45 minutes, but going through all of the security checkpoints and immigration was really exhausting. Then after our flight was delayed, we did not make it to the Hong Kong hotel until 1:00 a.m. for us to get a few hours of sleep and then head back to the airport for our early morning flight. Anna Grace did great throughout all of the flights. None of us slept very much on the plane, but she was very good considering the number of hours we traveled. The best sight of all was when we found our family waiting for us after security in Atlanta. It was so great to finally be able to give Cole & Alex a hug! Mike's dad had a van with a driver ready to take us all home. It was Anna Grace's first time riding in a car seat, so she fussed a lot on the way home. When we got home several of our neighbors came over to meet Anna Grace. Our mailbox had a pink ribbon and the boys and Elizabeth had made signs to welcome us home. Anna Grace was excited to see all of her toys and explore her room before we finally put her to bed.
Adjusting to the time zone has been hard (I am typing this at 4:00 a.m.), and Mike is sick. We think he has a sinus infection that has gone to his chest. He spent most of yesterday in bed. I really hope he is feeling better when he wakes up this morning. Anna Grace has been pretty sleepy, but I am trying to keep her on a schedule. We are having a hard time because she does not like her crib, and I don't want to put her in our bed while Mike is sick. She and I slept in her twin bed in her room for most of the night, but she moves around a lot in her sleep and wakes me up a lot. My mom stayed most of the day yesterday to help out with some of the cooking. If Mike is still sick when he wakes up this morning, it is going to be a hard day keeping everyone happy while my head is feeling foggy from jet-lag and lack of sleep. Mike has to go back to work tomorrow, so he really needs to get well.
Cole and Alex have been great with Anna Grace. Cole has not been quite as hands-on as Alex, but he is enjoying watching her. He is happy she is not a tiny baby and can play with toys and talk. Alex has really enjoyed playing with Anna Grace. I think he is happy to finally be a big brother. They helped my mom plan a little birthday party with a ladybug cake and presents. They kept it simple so that Anna Grace did not get overwhelmed. Alex spent part of his birthday money buying Anna Grace some blocks and a boat for the bathtub.
I promise to post pictures as soon as I finish going through all of the luggage that is strewn through the dining room. I have to find the cord for the camera. I will also post an update after Anna Grace's cardiology appointment tomorrow morning. Thank you to everyone who prayed for us to have safe travels home.
Wow!! It's been a long time.
3 years ago