Leaving again!

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Leaving again!

So today was our last day in the States! Our summer is already over! Sad We leave tomorrow morning- we have a 3 hour ride to the airport, a 16 hour flight after that, then a few hour layover, followed by a 5 hour flight, then an overnight layover, and then a final 1 hour flight to get home. Ugh.

Oh, and, we're all sick. DD and DH have it the worst. DD had strep, but has been on abx since Friday. She is still in pretty bad shape though... coughing, stuffy/runny nose, general wiped out. Twice in the last couple of days she's coughed hard enough to bring up the contents of her stomach- tonight it was all her dinner, and she got a second shower. Sad DH is super stuffy. Zintis is coughing and dealing with some stuffiness as well. I just have the itchiness in my sinuses that usually leads to a cold. SUCKS! So, wish us luck with that! I can't really do much for the baby, but, I'm going to give DD Zyrtec for take-off and landing (Zintis gets the boob then!). Oh, and I got some prescription numbing ear drops for both of them.

So... give us a few days, and I'll be back, checking in 12 hours ahead again! Can't believe it's coming close to almost a year since we got our BFPs (seems to me like I got mine soon after arriving in Laos last year!).

Oh, and just in case you're wondering (I'm sure you're not!)- DD and I arrived here with two suitcases and two carry-ons, I believes. We are leaving as a family of 4 with 6 50lb suitcases, one 20lb suitcase, a car seat, a stroller, and 4 carry-ons. Yowza! And if you're wondering what the heck we have in 300lbs of baggage.... it includes our whole diaper stash (two sizes of prefolds, as well as a set of FLIPS and about 16 AIOs!), a bouncy seat, a co-sleeper, a high chair, the next 6 mos of clothes for Zintis, most of DD's new age appropriate toys (cause all the stuff we have in Vientiane is mostly baby stuff), plus all of our clothes, toiletries (plus extras), etc. It's amazing how quickly you can fill up so much space!

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Holy moly that's a lot of traveling and a lot of luggage! I hope you all feel better soon and that the travels go smooth for you. I'm sure you'll be exhausted when you FINALLY get home but check in with us when you can. Good luck!

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Happy travels! Wow! I wish you and your family good luck with all that traveling.

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Hope the kids are angels for ya during your travels!!

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Hope everything goes smoothly for you guys....good luck, I'll be thinking of you!

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Safe travels!

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Good luck and safe travels!!!!

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So we're in Bangkok now. Happy surprise was that our first flight was only 13 hours, not 16. Both kids were great on both flights yesterday despite both still being stuffy. So we're awake ridiculously early because of jet lag, but feeling pretty good overall. One more short flight today, and we'll be home. Smile

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Yay! Glad everything is going well so far... I think today was your overnight? I'm confused by all the flights, lol. Oh wait, no.. you should be home now? Good thing I'm not with you, I'd get us all confused.