Sorry about the long wait to hear from us. All is well, but both Adeline and I are sick, sick, sick and we're all suffering the effects of jet lag and poor David is back to work already. We arrived tired and sickly but very happy around 11 pm on Friday. Adeline was truly awesome on all her flights, but especially on the big 11 hour flight from Taipei to Vancouver.
Adeline fell asleep 3 hours before the flight took off, woke up for about half an hour during boarding and then slept for 9 of the 11 hours we were in the air. Having no bassinet was a challenge, but we managed to contort ourselves into a fairly comfortable position and even David and I managed to sleep a bit. Adeline woke up once and had a bottle, but then went right back to sleep - she didn't even wake up during the meal services when they turned on the lights and clattered up and down the aisles.
The poor girl is really sick with her cold and has shared it with me and I'm really sick too, but she has been so happy to be home! We are both mouth-breathing, coughing, wheezing, not-sleeping messes, but the baby is handling it with a lot less whining than her Mom is! Adeline is really enjoying exploring her new home. Her high chair is her new very favourite place and she is eating us out of house and home. Also a huge hit is the Jolly Jumper. She was a natural - she can get serious air in that thing and it just cracks her up. Adeline slept so well in Vietnam, so we hope that once this cold and jet lag passes and she starts to feel more secure that we will back to that, as right now at night she is waking up every hour or two to have a 5 minute snuggle and cry and is wanting to catnap all day long. Maybe we just need to recreate the sensation of flying in a 747... Adeline has loved meeting her Nana and she is fascinated by the cats, who seem equally as interested in her. I can't describe how good it feels to finally be home where we belong. I can't believe that David headed back to work today. I know Adeline and I will be fine, but her and I have really gotten used to having Daddy around all the time and we already miss him a lot! I want us all to get healthy and a little caught up on sleep so that I can start introducing Adeline to all her new friends!
Happily playing in her playroom after breakfast on her first morning home....just the picture I had been waiting to see.