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T minus 5 days.....

Until we go on vacation. I am so ready.

I have been working ridiculous hours and work has been really really stressful the last few months. I've been trying to cram lots into little time before I go on leave, which has meant more travel and long days (last week I literally had a 21 hour day-- between flying, visits with alumni, etc.) And then we've had galas and events that have kept me out until midnight twice in the last 10 days. YAWN!

On top of that I applied for a new job within my university......the timing was terrible but the opportunity was great. It required a 9 hour interview last week that sucked the life out of me. Now I'm just waiting to hear if I get it (I honestly think it was rigged for a colleague, but had to give it my best anyways....)

But now we get to prepare for vacation. WOOT! I spent the weekend prepping and have the kids all packed. We fly out Saturday morning to head to the beach in Florida. My parents are coming with us and we are meeting my brother there (my brother is flying in from Belgium to see us all-- super fun!) It will be lovely. Every May we go to Florida and literally sit on the beach for a week, making our way between the pool and the Gulf....

Once we return, *then* I can think about having a baby--lol. I've got to get my birth kit for our homebirth all set, since my home visit is just days after we return.

Wish me happy flying, we return when I'm exactly 36 weeks--here's hoping the airline doesn't question me (they never have and I've flown with other babies up to 37 weeks....) Our kids are so excited to go. Lexi asks me every day, "Is today the day we fly to the beach?" Poor girl is going to burst with anticipation....

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That sounds like so much fun!!! Good luck with the flying; I can't imagine doing it with 4 children and 36 weeks pregnant!! I love the beach; it's one of my favorite things about being stationed here.

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Oooh...that all sounds wonderful!! I can't believe this time is here already. I remember you mentioning this vacation MONTHS ago and saying that you would just be "normal" until the vacation, and then you would get into baby mode after it. The time is here! Crazy!
How exciting that your brother is coming in from Belgium! Enjoy all that family time! And I hope the weather is great for you!

Do you have a letter from your midwife for the flying? I mean... I think most will LET you fly domestically until 38 weeks, but, you have to have a letter proving that you are less than 38 weeks. That is what I needed to get back here. Although, that said, when I was checking in, I was standing at the counter and I think I had DD in a ring sling on my hip (which then partially concealed my belly), and because I'm so short, when I mentioned that I was pregnant (I was asking for help with a quick layover at the next airport) they were like, "You're pregnant?" Then I moved and they were like, "YOU'RE PREGNANT!" I suppose I could have gotten away with them not noticing... Smile

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Happy travels to you! I hope you don't swell up bad during the flights.
Take it easy, prop your feet up, and enjoy the beach. I was in Florida in January and I still dream about the beaches... sigh.
Have fun!

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Have fun!!!!

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have a great trip!! So much excitement packed into 2 months! Smile

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SO jealous of the vacay! Have fun and safe travels friend!

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Yay! Have a great trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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update?

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I was thinking the same thing... you appear to be back! How did it go????