We have begun our travels.
The flights went well. Waking the babies up at un-god-o’clock also went well. Parking the car, strapping a baby to my front and one to my back, taking the shuttle and checking in for our flights all also went well. The first indication that things were not as they were supposed to be was when we went into the restroom to change diapers and get babies dressed. I took Eamonn out of the carrier and tried to put him down on the change table. His legs lifted higher and higher as I lowered him. There was no way that he was going to let me put him down on that table. It took a whole lot of convincing to get him to stand on the floor but finally I was able. I had to change his diaper standing up.
We got to the gate with time to have a quick bite to eat and then board our plane.
I stood with Eamonn for as long as possible before putting him in the seat and buckling him up. I did get some confused looks, asking where the ‘other adult’ was to hold the second baby. I responded that Mr E was going to be sitting in his own seat, which got some more confused looks… “Is that even possible…?”
The flight went well, with both babies falling asleep, allowing me to put my head back against the seat and close my eyes as well. I didn’t sleep but it was restful for a few minutes.
When we landed, off we went to the restroom for another stand up diaper change and then, with Maisie strapped to the front and Eamonn strapped to my back, we raced through Denver airport for very possibly the farthest gate away from where we stood. As I ran, I got more than one double-take, chuckle and a few quiet exclamations “Oh look! There’s two!”
The second flight was similarly uneventful, with the exception of no sleep for Eamonn or I. He did sit in his chair with the seatbelt on for the duration of the flight. He never really asked to be released, so I chose to not release him. He quietly ate raisons and played with his toy car.
We arrived in Fayetteville, met my sweet friend Venessa, with whom we area going to visit for a few days before heading to Kansas, and walked out into the Arkansas heat.
It turns out that the excitement of the day was just beginning….