Sunday, October 19, 2008

An Exciting Week Ahead!!!

Well, it's a lazy Sunday afternoon here in Brazil. It did cool off a bit the past two days and has been a little rainy, so the weather has been much more to my liking. It's supposed to stay in the 80's all week.....and I love the 80's!

We've got some pretty exciting events taking place this week. FIRST......our ultrasound is Tuesday morning! YAY!!! I'm praying really hard that the baby is cooperative and shows us if she's a girl, or he's a boy. :) The stinky part is that we thought our insurance covered this ultrasound....and it does, but only if you do it at the hospital, and they only do them a few days a month. Since "exciting event #3" is coming up, we weren't able to get a "free" ultrasound, we have to pay for one....and not even a really cool one, like a 3-D one. Just a regular old one....that from our experience last time, takes really bad pictures and you can't even really make out the baby in them. But like I said before, the real excitement is finding out if it's a boy or a girl!

Exciting event #2--OK, so this one isn't nearly so exciting, it's just another Dr. appt on Thursday morning, but I get excited every time I get to hear the baby's heartbeat.

And the MAJOR Exciting Event #3 is......we're leaving for the U.S. on Friday night!!!! Ok, really it'll be Saturday morning, because our plane leaves at 12:50 AM...yes, you heard me correctly. At about 1 o'clock in the morning, we'll be getting on a plane headed towards Dallas. From Dallas, we move on towards Chicago, and then we SIT ON OUR BE-HINDS FOR 8 HOURS WAITING FOR OUR NEXT PLANE TO FARGO, ND. Yeah, I'm not very excited about the 8 hour long lay-over in Chicago. Especially with Camden.

I don't know about you other moms out there, but I remember the days very fondly, when I was traveling without a child. I had a ritual every time. I'd of course bring a new novel/book along for the trip, but then I'd also stop at an airport bookstore and purchase a new magazine to browse through at my leisure on the trip as well. Now....I don't even think about bringing anything along to entertain me....nope, my entertainment is my 20 month old running around all over the place and TRYING to keep him entertained.

SO, this week will be exciting, and also busy trying to pack and come up with ways to keep Camden occupied...on the flights, and on our lay-overs. If any of you have any great travel tips, please let me know!!!

SO, USA, here we come! Starbucks and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and White Chocolate Peppermint Mochas, here I come! Mexican food and Chinese food, here we come! (Can you tell we're excited about the food???) But, the most exciting part is seeing my family again and our friends. We'll be spending most of our month long trip in North Dakota with my fam, then we'll take a road trip down to Colorado for a week or so.

I'll be keeping you updated throughout the week, once we get back from our ultrasound. And seriously....if you have any travling tips for a 20mo. old, please leave a comment!!


Enzo and Paige said...

This is an exciting week!!! I get soooo excited everytime I get to hear the heartbeat you're not the only one. And ya know, this morning (while I was showering..not that that is important info) I was thinking about traveling to Brazil next summer and wondering what it would be like with a kiddo! You have to give me tips whenever we take the venture. It scares me to death. I don't want to be those people that everyone prays to God that they aren't assigned a seat next to. Do you know what the cutoff date for kids flying free is? Does your son sit in your lap the whole time?

Susan said...

Oh Chele. Cannot wait to hear how the ultra sound goes. Great you got into a free ultra sound! Anyway, I have no ideas about traveling with 20 month olds. But we are traveling next Thursday to the states. Josh is sitting on our laps, no seat. So any tips for us would be great!!! I just know to give him to eat gummi bears to chew on take off and landing for the ears...

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

Enjoy your trip home!! I am so excited for you!

Love the new look. :)