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Monday, September 17

All booked (and with a free dummy thrown in)


I went to visit Neil the Travel Dude again today, fixed up a few mistakes on the itinerary, and voila - one trip to China fully booked. It is actually starting to feel real now. Mind you, I threw him into a bit of a spin with the whole 'leaving without a baby, coming home with a baby scenario'. Apparently he has had to make a booking for a 'dummy child' to accompany us to China, which will then be replaced with the real child on the way home. I wonder - do we actually get a real dummy to accompany us on the way to China????

I have spent the weekend packing, unpacking and repacking our two suitcases. I haven't as yet packed anything for DH and I, and there is not much space. Oh well - at least Alice will be well dressed, even if her parents look and smell bad.

I have just looked at the date and realised that it is exactly one month until we leave. I wonder how long it will take for that month to pass??? I know that, considering we have waited over two and a half years to get to this point, that four weeks isn't that much of a big deal, but I am tipping that it will draaaggg..... I have done pretty much all I can do in preparation (apart from packing, unpacking and repacking several million more times) so now I just get to twiddle my thumbs and count the days until our sweet babe is in my arms. Wishing my life away again...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

seeCool. We'll have to use Neil the Travel Dude too - unless he has retired by the time we receive our referral.

Does the "dummy child" get a seat, baggage allowance, etc. Might work very well!

Time does fly - except when you are waiting to go and get your baby.

Susan
x

Anonymous said...

The "dummy child" REALLY confuses the check in staff on your outward journey!

Lyn & Amanda - Vic 12

OziMum said...

Congrats on securing the flights! Dummy child?!! Hope it doesn't cause too many dramas at check-in!!

Good luck with the packing! I can't wait til I have to pack!! Is that a little weird?!!

amy said...

How fun, hoping this month goes by quickly