Our week home was jammed-packed. I worked a few days, went to the dentist and had to get ready for our next trip: Ohio and Michigan! For the third weekend in a row, Sofia and I were going to be on a plane. She, of course was a rock star and blew everyone away with how well-behaved she was on the plane.
The trip home was great -- relaxing and filled with lots of time with friends and family. It was great to be able to see everyone and have Sofia play with so many different people. :) Spending 10 days on the trip lent itself to TONS of great stories and moments that I will remember always. I think that my favorite thing about it all was watching Sofia warm up to everyone so quickly. It made family time even more special. (pictures coming soon)
On Monday, Mom, Sofia and I packed up and headed for Chicago so Sofia and I could catch our plane back to Denver (note: this was now the 4th week in a row of flying!). Again, Sofia did a great job on the flight...until the last 15 minutes. She had a HUGE meltdown. She was pulling at her ears like crazy and was visibly uncomfortable. I felt so bad for her. I knew, however, that the discomfort would be short and we landed quickly and were able to get off the plane to see Chris with ease.
Home. It felt good. We got in around 9 p.m. and settled in. Tuesday would be a busy day with work and Wednesday would bring Sofia's ear surgery. I was tired and gladly fell into bed.
And so, here we are today. Sofia's surgery went really well. She was such a trooper! The nurses were fantastic and even brought in a wagon for her to ride around in while we were waiting for her to go into the OR. The surgery lasted only about 15 minutes and we were back in the recovery room with her shortly thereafter. She woke up from the anesthesia upset and disoriented (common for young children) but as Chris and I traded holding her on and off, she managed to calm down enough that we were able to leave and come home. By the time we got home, she was all done crying and ready to be surrounded by all her favorite things. Today, she deserves it. :)