I know, I know....It's been a few days since my last post. I've been in Michigan visiting my family, so I do have an excuse. William and I got back home last night, and we're both suffering with very bad colds, and William has an ear infection to boot (or so the doctor thinks...he was screaming rather hard during our urgent care visit, so it was hard to tell. He's on antibiotics just the same.)
The plane ride home was horrid. horrid. horrid. My little guy has been testing me in every area, as of late, screaming loudly when things don't go his way, or he doesn't get something he wants. And that's exactly what he was doing on the plane. He wanted to suck on the emergency card thingie, and I said no, and he turned around to me and screamed a short, shrill scream. Over. And. Over. The two wonderful ladies next to me commented on what a strong will he has. (They have NO IDEA!) I smiled, and tried my best to get him under control. Yeah right. He pretty much was that way for 3 hours of the trip, and the last hour he was content to stand between my legs, wedged into my seat and the seat in front of us.
I had lots of nummies, toys, books, etc. for him to play with, but because there is NO room on planes these days it was rather hard to get them out of the diaper bag. Well, after 4 hours of non-stop wiggling, he finally put his hands up for me to hold him...just as the wheels of the plane touched down at LAX. It was then that he decided it would be a good idea to fall into blissful sleep. Lovely.
10 minutes later I had to wake him up so we could get off the plane. That didn't make for a very happy kid. I'll spare you all the rest of the details.
We did make it home, and after 45 minutes of solid crying, he finally fell asleep. I think he was confused as to where he was, being in a different crib for the last 2 weeks, and me sleeping in the same room as he.
My trip back to MI was wonderful! I got to visit some old friends, hear about new pregnancies, eat food I didn't have to cook, sleep extra long with family to watch William, play lots of Scrabble, and other fun things! I had a great time.
Thanks Mom and Dad for everything!