Home Sweet Home

Posted: September 23, 2009 in Adoption, Travel

We arrived home on Sunday afternoon. Our little guy is doing pretty well. I’m just not sure if his nighttime waking schedule is because of jet-lag or his usual routine. He has been going to bed about 7pm the last two nights, waking up in the middle of the night for a bottle (somewhere between 10pm and 2am), then getting up for the day about 4:45am. Yes, I said 4:45am. I need to push his bedtime back an hour or two, but he is so tired at 7pm, it’s difficult to keep his eyes open. And I don’t want him to be overly tired when I put him to bed.

He did pretty well on the plane ride home, too, sleeping in the bassinet for about 6-8 hours of our flight. When we arrived in Newark, we had to stay overnight in a hotel because our connecting flight was not until Sunday. He was awake most of that night, but I kind of expected that. We did have a travel snafu in Newark. Because we had changed our plans to get an earlier flight home, the Continental flight was changed as well. But the Continental computer system was not showing that our tickets with EVA had been synchronized and re-issued. So the supervisor at the check-in counter was telling us, in his oh-so-friendly New Jersey accent, that we did not have tickets and could not get on that flight. Fortunately, we had contacted our travel agent about this possible problem before going to the airport and he was able to get it straightened out with Continental.

Here are a few photos from the journey home . . .

Sweet dreams in bassinet on plane

Sweet dreams in bassinet on plane

Sitting in Daddy's seat on the flight home. . .he's a good traveler!

Sitting in Daddy's seat on the flight home. . .he's a good traveler!

First ride in the carseat

First ride in the carseat

Happy baby!

Happy baby!

  1. Misty says:

    He is so cute!!! I’m sure his sleeping patterns will get better in no time. He seems to be a really happy baby. Glad that you all had a safe trip home. Congratulations!!!!

  2. nicky says:

    Welcome back!

  3. Judy K. says:

    Welcome back Stateside! I’m glad to read that he traveled well. I have a feeling his nighttime sleep should get better once jetlag wears off, but don’t quote me on that 😉

  4. OH MY GOSH, he is so cute! Thanks forupdate and pics 🙂 WELCOME HOME !!!


  5. Jami says:

    It is so nice to see your blog finally!!! I needed to see the blog and the faces together to make the connection! I have been here many times before! Where are you all from??? We just got home late last night from Newark and slept for about 3 hours or so. Today is going to be rough!!! Keep in touch… my email is Disneyizlife at rcn.com

    Jami and Scott from AIT

  6. Lisa c says:

    Welcome home! He is beautiful! I’m so happy for you all!
    Lisa C.

  7. Terry says:

    Welcome Home!!! I’m glad to see that he is a good traveler and that everyone is (trying) to adjust. Jet lag should wear off soon and a routine will just fall into place. Um, 4:45 am? That’s rough, I’m sure he will adjust fine.

    Thanks for sharing your trip! Great pictures! He is adorable and so happy!!! 🙂

  8. Seth & Cary says:

    Hi Cindy and Dave,
    So glad for your good news, and for your thoughtful post on our site. You are models to us in several ways. Now that you and we have had the extraordinary experience of meeting our children at St. Lucy’s, we feel a connection with you that’s quite unique. We send you our love and fond wishes.
    Seth & Cary

  9. Michele says:

    Congratulations! He is adorable. I hope you are all adjusting to the new “normal” in your family. No sleep at our house either with our little guy. Congrats again! -Michele

  10. Sarah k says:

    I am so glad that things are going well and you are home! Congratulations and WHAT A TRIP!!!

    Sarah k

  11. Sarah says:

    What a happy guy! Love the pics.

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