Wednesday, August 31, 2011

all my bags are packed, i'm ready to go...

one of the first concerns that popped into my mind when i unexpectedly discovered that i was pregnant for the third time, was that i would miss my younger brother's wedding. we had just had a chance to meet his sweet girlfriend jacelyn the previous april and we knew that he was planning on proposing soon and that an early september wedding was likely. because my due date was originally august 1st, and because i had no idea if my baby would be on time or healthy and also because i'd need the baby's birth certificate in order to cross the canadian border, i really didn't think that things would pan out for us to be able to attend. and i was sorely disappointed. instead of waiting until the last minute to see if it would work out, all the while trying to save up enough money for 4 plane tickets, we decided to just give up on the idea all together and tell james and jacelyn that we wouldn't be able to make it to their wedding.

my dear, sweet mom, however, never lost hope. she assured me that the baby could be born early, that her birth certificate could arrive in time, and that she and my dad would, without hesitation, help us out with the plane tickets. moms are so often right, aren't they? josh picked up ava's birth certificate last week and my mom booked the tickets the very next day. because it would be too difficult for josh to take any more time off of work, he and the boys will stay home and it will just be me and my little girl flying to my hometown for a whirlwind weekend visit, leaving tomorrow.

aside from the worries that are plaguing my mind (what if the airport security people chuck the gripe water because the bottle is 4oz instead of 3oz? what in the world do i do with my baby if i have to use the bathroom on the airplane? will she cry for the entire 3 hour flight?) i am extremely thankful and super excited to be able to make it after all. because weddings seem to attract all sorts of friends and relations, i'll have the chance to introduce ava to so many people, including all of my siblings and her canadian cousins. so there's a bit of fear and excitement all rolled into one, but i can feel the excitement is gradually taking over.

12 comments:

sedachfamily said...

Heidi, I'm so, so happy you and Ava can make the trip! Just think of what you went through with Ava's birth...you can now get through anything for 3 hours! :) Have a great time & we'll keep praying for safe and smooth travels!

rachel joy said...

how exciting!

Anonymous said...

It is easy- I held baby Ellie in the air like the Lion King and said "is anyone willing to hold her while I use the restroom?" and about half the plane was willing. Not like they could steal her!

Have a wonderful trip.

~Shannon

kelly ens said...

Too bad it's such a short trip - would love to see you and meet your sweet little girl, but i know the time pressures of such a trip :) have a GREAT time!

Grandma J. said...

One. More. Sleeeeeeppp!!!!!!!

Cherie said...

I never gave up hope either! Mom n I talked about it so many times!!!
I am so happy it is actually happening... Im clearing all my memory cards for my camera right now so that I have TONS of space for ava pictures:):)

Uncle Jimbo said...
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Jacelyn said...

All I can really do is smile at this point. :)

See you soon!

Lovella ♥ said...

I'm so glad for you! Just wonderful and the flight stuff will all work out. .I'm just sure of it.

Anneliese said...

Wishing you a carefree trip. She is tiny enough to sleep through the whole trip and your milkers are always ready ... no oz restrictions there at least! I'm so happy for you .. and your mom!

Jessica said...

A mama & Ava adventure! So much fun!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

I made a similar flight. It all worked out fine for me;I still wince for the business man seated next to me.

Businessmen husband and son let me know how much they dislike screaming puking diaperfilling babies spilling excretment on their suits just before a major business presentation & thank God for first class upgrades.

I am sure Ava was a perfect little lady though.

By the way Super Mommy of three: the age ticker on your side bar has one of you children's names mispelled. Oops...you are tired!