We're home!! Well, we're in our new home, in our old country.
Monday night (the 16th) was a short night. Chloe didn't want to settle till about 10:30 and at that, she wouldn't sleep unless she was lying on me, so we snuggled together in bed till about 1am. She then woke around 3:30 to eat. I didn't sleep well after that, since I never really do when I know we have to catch a plane and be up early the next morning. So when the alarm went off at 5:45, I had only had about 3 hours of sleep all night... it was going to be a loooong day!
Getting to the airport was fun. Aaron went with our friend Graeme, and Chloe and I took the bus for the last time. Checking in was a bit of a hassle, since we had two extra bags and the lady thought we were going to argue about having to pay the extra fees. But we knew ahead of time that we would have to pay, so we were fine with it, but she still asked us if we could do anything with our suitcases. Was a bit frustrating.
Going through passport/resident control was easy. They asked a few questions as to why Chloe didn't have a resident card, but were satisfied with the answer that since we were leaving, she didn't need one. And we had no hassles with the fact that our cards had expired and our new ones hadn't come yet. We had no issues at security either, thankfully!
Once through security I changed and fed Chloe and then put her in the Bjorn. She stared around at different things for about half an hour and then fell asleep. She slept through boarding and takeoff, and landing! She did great through the whole flight, sleeping about 8 out 10 hours! Most of that time she was in the Bjorn, or on my lap, but she was content and quiet when she wasn't sleeping, so I wasn't too worried about having to hold her. She didn't like it too much in the bassinet since they want to have a mesh covering closed over it so the baby doesn't fall out.
Other then missing one suitcase when we got to Portland, it was a great homecoming! We were met by a couple of families from church and it was wonderful to see them!
Our new place is nice! We are excited to have enough space to have family and friends come over. Our only concern area is the living room. It is only 10' wide so having a couch and stuff makes things complicated. We did find two armchairs at the second hand shop, and bought a new love seat. The armchairs have a little issue with the design of them ~ a "beautiful" golden yellow with peacocks on it! Thankfully SureFit came to the rescue and two garnet chair covers are coming next week! :)
Here's the link to the picture album.
Have a great weekend!