Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Counting the days

Well, the flights are booked. We leave on Wed. June 9...next week! We were able to arrange it so that we spent 2 days in Rome. Our last few days as just the two of us. :)
We fly to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 13. We are there until Friday, June 18. The flight home to the states is 16 1/2 hours! We then have a LONG layover in Washington DC which is 7 hours and don't get home until Saturday, June 19. We will be exhausted to say the least. With the World Cup going on during this time, there wasn't much to choose from for flights home. I have to say, I am definitely NOT looking forward to the flight home. 16 1/2 hours on a plane with a baby who most likely will be having some serious diaper situations going on is an intense challenge to throw at new parents. It has been done before though. I am just anxious to get him home and get us caught up on some sleep so we can get to know each other.
I do have to say I am LOVING maternity leave so far. My thoughts are slowing down and my pace of life is already different. No rush to check my phone and email. Hey...I even lost my phone for an evening and I didn't care. It was exhilarating...haha! I am starting to see how rushed we have been over the last several years. Our jobs have been our priorities and everything else just kind of works around that. The change is going to be so good for us. So, this week brings us to finishing the baby room and a few things around the house we needed to get accomplished before the baby arrives.
Oh yes...and the name. You can thank Mr. Hunt for this, but I highly doubt we will be naming him before we meet him. I have a few names I love, but Josh is hesitant to settle on a name until we see him. I get it.


  1. you guys will do great! just remember to breathe:) glad you're enjoying your mat leave...such a different pace...perfect for napping and snuggling babies, bathing babies, smooching babies, letting the laundry pile up because your so busy watching you babe! lol

  2. I am preparing for his arival home too! i cant wait to see YOU holding him!

  3. Woo hoo! So excited for you two. Can't wait to see his nursery and of course to meet the lil' guy!