Sophie’s Revenge

Well, of course, while I was on my trip, the kids were good as gold for Bobby. Which is really, really unfair. I do not know how he did it, but when I got home the house was really clean from top to bottom, much cleaner than I have ever been able to get it by myself while taking care of the kids. So, while I am very thankful for the cleanliness, I can’t help but feel a smidge inadequate – how come he can do it when I can’t? Oh, well…

My plane got in about 11:45 p.m. I was sooo glad to see Bobby waiting for me there! I was very excited to see the kids, too, but they were at home in bed, being watched over by our trusty babysitter, Tosh. My boobs were rather full when we got home from the airport around 12:30 a.m. (despite the fact that I DID pump in the bathroom at the San Diego airport. Let me tell you, you have not lived until you’ve pumped your breasts while sitting on the toilet in an airport restroom. Blecch.) so I got Sophie out of bed and nursed her to get some relief. She never even woke up. But it was so great to hold her little warm baby body in my arms! Then, I got in bed and Bobby had let Joshua sleep in our bed so that I would be there with him when he woke up in the morning. So it was nice to cuddle my little guy and not have to wait til the morning to see him.

Saturday both kids were really happy to see me when they got up. Sophie rubbed her face all over my chest and then giggled with glee when I laid her down to nurse. It was soo cute! I was afraid she’d be mad at me for leaving. (Kind of like when you go on vacation without a pet and when you come home they are way pissed and start pooping on the floor!) I told Bobby that I was afraid when I got home she’d make me pay for going on a trip, make me decide if it had really been worth it. But she was sweet as can be, not mad at me at all. I thought I was off the hook, until…she wanted to nurse again. And again. And again. And pretty much ALL DAY. This was her revenge: to attach herself to my boob so that I can never leave again! “Just don’t let her,” says Bobby. Hmm, well, we all know that’s easier said than done. To top it off, she’s getting some kind of cold – I returned to the “Land of Snot and Eye Boogies” – and I feel bad for trying to stave her off when she’s obviously under the weather. So. She’s wearing me out. I am about to have to go out and buy a tube of Lansinoh, which I have not used since she was like two weeks old! Oh, Sophie. You complete deplete me.

But truly, I am so glad to be home with my family! But was it worth it? Worth leaving them for two days and flying across the country and jet lag and airport-bathroom-pumping and all that? Heck yes it was!! I had an amazing time. Please, please come on over to Reviewin’ It Up and read how very, very, very worth it my trip was!! I have so much to tell you!

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