Sunday, February 22, 2009


How does one keep an (almost) 11 month old entertained on a 13 hour flight?

And I still can't decide if it is better that it is an overnight flight or worse since we are going to arrive in Beijing only 3 hours LATER than when we left NYC only the next day. So if he sleeps through the flight only to wake up to evening time in China, I have a feeling it's going to be a rough start to adjusting to the time difference. At this point I am leaning towards having an easy flight and just dealing with the sleep changes when we are HOME and comfy in our apartment.

This morning I was awoken by the dragon smacking me in the face with a small plastic bottle. I cracked my eye nearest him only to jump up in horror. That small plastic bottle was a bottle of Astroglide. How in the HELL did he find that???

Friday, February 20, 2009

We have a date...

Monday, February 23, 2009
Air China # 982

New York John F Kennedy Intl (JFK) to Beijing Capital (PEK)
Departure (JFK): February 23, 3:30 PM EST (afternoon)
Arrival (PEK): February 24, 5:55 PM CST (evening)

Damn, it feels good.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Well, he caught it.


Donnie and took turns staying up with him all night... he only dozed fitfully at best and was just generally inconsolable.

Still the same story today. I finally broke down and gave him some ibuprofen *sigh* and it's barely making a dent in his fever.

He is currently wrapped just like in the photos in the other blog entry (except his arms are tucked in so he is nice and snug) and fitfully napping. Every half hour or so he wakes up and coughs and fidgets and gets pissed until I can manage to bounce/pat/rock him back to sleep.

Poor baby.

Poor me.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

General happenings...

We're sick... well, Donnie and I are. We're praying like crazy that this skips Quinlon. It's a BADDDD cold. Super raw swollen throat and a deep tight cough. Miserable, I tell you. Today Quinlon has a slight fever, but it looks like he has a spider bite, so that might be the source of the fever and not the bug we're battling.

We are enjoying our newfound love of wrapping. We love our Beco, but wrapping is really winning me over. Donnie hasn't attempted it yet but has already jokingly staked a claim on my newest and loveliest wrap seen here.

Only about a week until China. Not sure on the exat departure date because we have to wait on our friends to overnight the invitation documents that got sent there so we can get visas. Not too wise to book $1300 worth of plane tickets when you don't have your visas in hand.

Any prayers you can send our way for the sickies and our 14 hour plane ride are more than welcome.

Monday, February 2, 2009


8 days until we leave for NY to see FIL.

16 days until we leave for China.

2 months until Quinlon turns a year old.

3 months until Donnie and I's 3 year anniversary.

Time is running so short... and I am mildly freaking out.

I broke down and bought a wrap baby carrier. I got a Hoppidez Osaka and have a pending trade for a dyed Natur Wool Indio. I have a feeling this is just the beginning of the madness of the wrap world.