After ten days of traveling, I’m finally home for good. I’ve barely seen my little guy in ten days, and it was so good to cuddle him all afternoon today. I’ve missed my family being in one place, I’ve missed our routine and schedule, I’ve missed my friends, I’ve missed my blog, and I’ve missed my bed. I’m so glad to be home.
I was in Charlotte last Wednesday through Monday. Although not a vacation, it was really nice to be in one of my favorite cities surrounded by family. My grandfather’s memorial service was incredibly moving and special- as a church organist for 53 years, he knew exactly what music and scripture he wanted, so it was personal and perfect. The church was packed, and the line to talk to my grandmother after the service was almost out the door- just shows what an impact my Grandaddy had on earth. He will surely be missed by so many.
Unfortunately, my high-drama fetus did not give me a break while I was on the trip. By some miracle, I didn’t throw up on the actual flight to NC, but didn’t make it to baggage claim- ugh. I felt pretty crappy the rest of the trip, but rested frequently and ate everything in site to try and keep the nausea at bay.
Ryan and Grayson picked me up at the airport on Monday. Ryan did such a good job taking care of G and I was glad they got a lot of bonding time. I loved G’s reaction when he saw me- he just laughed and laughed- so cute. We were home for one day (Tuesday) but instead of getting to spend the day with G, I spent the day hugging the toilet and in bed, so sick. I am SO OVER the first trimester (12 weeks tomorrow, thank goodness!). Thankfully, Dayo, our nurse, was here so Grayson was well taken care of.
Wednesday, Ryan and I left for an already-scheduled mini-vacay to the Texas Hill Country. We stayed 3 nights in a B&B and ate good food, watched several movies, outlet shopped, and just relaxed. It was great to get away, but by today I was missing Grayson so much and was feeling so guilty for the length of time I’ve been away.
It’s so good to be home and under the same roof as everyone in my little family. This coming week is Ryan’s last week of summer vacation before he goes back to work, and I’m planning to spend as much time as possible with both my boys.