Well, Avery survived her first trans-oceanic airplane trip, and I am back on the mainland for the first time since 2008 - yippee! And I am at my parent's house for the first time since 2006.
I felt terrible. Of course, she was totally fine as soon as we landed, back to her normal smiling, chirping self. The next flight I made sure to save one side for when we were going down. But she fell asleep and slept the whole way so I didn't have to worry about it.
The hardest part was going through security - I had Avery in the Ergo, and our carseat (which I gate-checked) and the stroller base for it, plus the diaper bag and a rolling carry on packed with extra diapers, wipes, changes of clothes for both of us, my laptop and the boppy pillow. I looked like a pack mule!
I couldn't have picked a better time to come home, either. The weather is spectacular here right now - mid-seventies, sunny and DRY! I haven't been in DRY weather in forever. I love me some desert climate.
We are on our way to my sister's wedding at the end of this month in Florida and on the way we'll be stopping in Washington DC to see Avery's new little cousin. It's Avery's first big adventure.