Today is the Day.
Today is the day. TODAY IS THE DAY!
They’re currently in the air from France to Atlanta.
I haven’t really slept at all. I finally got up at 4 this morning.
Henry and I left around noon yesterday. The drive went way better than I thought it would. (I normally panic on car trips, but thanks to the Zoloft I felt wonderful and it was actually pretty fun! I may have to make road trips more often now instead of avoiding them in terror!!)
We got stuck behind several awful wrecks.
This one happened just a little ways ahead of us in traffic. If we hadn’t have stopped to use the bathroom and nurse for ten minutes right before this, then would have been right there when it happened. Scary thought.
There’s a large lake under that overpass. Lake Allatoona I think, however it’s spelled. What if the car had gone off the edge? I wonder if there were any major injuries.
Oh, just googled it and came back to add: http://johndruckenmiller.com/collision-closes-ga-20-east-of-cartersville-multiple-injuries-reported/
Shortly after that we got stuck in Atlanta area traffic forEVER. The last two hours were the longest part of the trip. I kept thinking, “We’re almost there!” Then we’d go twenty miles an hour for 45 minutes. Henry was getting fussy at this point, and then he screamed hysterically for about the last 30 minutes when we were almost to Fayetteville.
I spotted this rainbow above the traffic. There was lightening all around it. Freaky!
Tyler’s Grandma lives in Fayetteville, just south of Atlanta, so that’s where we’re staying. It’s only about 25 minutes from the airport. We’re going to spend one night here with the kids and the chaperone before braving the 7-8 hour car ride back home.
I’ve been awake most of the night. Henry nursed and nursed from the time I finally got him to sleep (midnight?) until about 4 when I finally got out of bed because I was just too wired to sleep. I think he’s sleeping soundly in there now without my milky scented boobs waving near his face. I’m glad he nursed so much though, because I was really engorged after he was in the carseat most of the day. I was starting to get a plugged duct. You all know with five kids I won’t have time to deal with that mess!
So, today is THE day. It seems surreal. I cannot believe they will be with me in just a few short hours. I am so, so excited.
(And nervous about the chaperone!)
Tyler’s grandma didn’t want me to go to the airport alone, so Tyler’s aunt is coming along. Hopefully that won’t be awkward. She’s nice, anyway. His grandma was worried that I wouldn’t have anyone to help with the baby or anything. Welcome to my everyday life, right? But I am happy to have people who are eager to help down here, so I have nothing to complain about!
Henry is such an extrovert and a little flirt. He loves visiting. I’m sure he will have a blast at the airport tomorrow with all the different people around.
If you have Instagram and don’t already follow me on there, look me up! Same name as here, Pepper44. If I am able (read: not to distracted/stressed/or whatever) I will post any phone pictures or videos to my feed from the airport!
Pray that the kids are not too motion sick and scared! That’s my biggest worry.