Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

On the same day that Walker and Kristen left, Chris, Sofia and I also jumped on a plane to head to Minnesota to be with his family. Chris did a lovely job of summing up our visit in the previous post. While we would have obviously loved to spend time with family under different circumstances, it was great to see everyone and enjoy some quality time together. Four days after arriving, we hopped back on the plane to Denver.

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. :)


Kate D said...

Aw! little peanut! I'm glad her surgery went well. I hope it makes a big difference in her little life!

I am so bummed that she and Izey didn't get to meet. Oh well, hopefully soon.

Can't wait to see more pics!
love you!

Andrea said...

Aw...the little baby in her little hospital gown! poor thing!
Glad it went well - I'm sure she'll feel lots better soon!

Anonymous said...

We LOVED being introduced to the world of Little Einsteins and walks in strollers! You're right....Sofia's temperament is very easy-going and she did really well adapting to all the strange ( and I mean STRANGE! :-) people here. It was wonderful to have you both here. We'll hope she'll get a little rest and feel normal really soon.
Love you,