13 weeks old

Elliott’s 13th week was an unlucky and hectic one. Mama’s great aunt Nonnie died last Wednesday, so she and Elliott planned his first trip on an airplane to Texas over the weekend. Mama began the weekend with a long-planned retreat to Rome, Ga for LEAD Atlanta, a program she is participating in this year. So, for that, she spent her first night away from her little munchkin, which was hard, but also rewarding. Not just because of the great people she met and will be spending the year learning with, but also because she slept for 8 hours in a row for the first time in over 4 months. :)

As soon as mama got home from the retreat at Berry College, she and Elliott headed to the airport to go to Houston. While it was intimidating, the trip out went really well. Folks were really helpful through security, and the flight was relatively uneventful with E nursing and sleeping most of the way.

Our 2 days in Tomball were good–it was great to see the family and introduce them to their newest relative. It was especially wonderful to have all five (5) generations of the family together in one place. I’ll post more about that once I can clean the photos up for posting. Mama still feels out-of-sorts about Great-Aunt Nonnie’s death (particularly since we missed the memorial service because of my retreat), but she is very very glad that she had some time to be with family and remember her.

The flight back could have been awful–there were storms in the Houston area, so the plane we were supposed to be on to return to Atlanta was diverted to Austin. Our flight time kept getting pushed back farther and farther… and the folks waiting for the flight became more and more convinced that our flight would be cancelled. Finally, we did take off and fly safely from Houston to Atlanta, about 4 hours late, with fewer than 20 percent of the seats on the plane filled. Elliott was blessedly well behaved both during our long delay in the terminal and on the very late flight (we finally landed in Atlanta after 1am).

One Response to “13 weeks old”

  1. Barbara Says:

    I am so glad that you both had a good trip and made it safely home! He is getting bigger and more adorable by the day…and I am thrilled that he got to wear the car overalls! :)

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