We had an ugly flight home. The other passengers were rude and just plain dumb. Even the flight attendants agreed with that.
We did have a great surprise waiting for us in Chicago. Families from Brynn's travel group met us there. It was wonderful to see people that we knew. They made signs and gave presents to the kids. What a wonderful feeling to be welcomed like that.
We didn't sleep much on the flight from Hong Kong to Chicago, but once we got on the plane to Pittsburgh, we crashed. I don't think any of us remember the take off. Once we got to Pittsburgh, Brynn was not happy to be awaken and Nathan hated the seatbelt. Such fun.
We landed in Pittsburgh and Kevin's parents and my stepmom were waiting for us. Aaah, family. It was great to be home and in our own beds. You would think we would have just fallen quickly to sleep, but that didn't happen. It was 5 am to us, but 5 pm at home. Didn't matter. No sleep happened. We did nap a lot which I know doesn't help jetlag, but exhaustion sometimes takes over.
This has been a week of doctors. I started getting sick Friday and finally ended up with an antibiotic on Tuesday. Brynn has hives all over her. The doctor thinks an allergic reaction to something (probably the Victory Hotel in Guangzhou:)) Nathan has gotten 3 shots and needs one more. We went to the cleft team appointments and met every doctor that he will need for his mouth. We have three appointments one day in April to discuss his other issues. And Brynn and I both had dentist's appointments and Kevin had an allergist's appointment. We've been busy.
I go back to work soon and really can't wait to get back into a routine. It will help us so much to calm down into something normal. Does normal even exist anymore?