The pictures really don't do it justice. I don't know if you can see the detailing of the paint job but it looked like snake skin. It had spinners and the interior was something I had never seen before. I love driving cross country...you see so many interesting things.
Here they are again. I think Hailey was getting a bit protective of her jumparoo....
This is Ella. She just turned 2 in June. She was being a bit camera shy but I managed to snap this photo of her.
Everything went great in Durham....until Wednesday night. Julianne woke up in the middle of the night for the first time since she was 7 weeks old. Yes, she has been sleeping through the night since she was 7 weeks old. I'm spoiled, I know. She had a really runny nose and sounded congested so I assumed that she had picked up a cold or something. She was up literally all night...I finally got her to go back to sleep on the bed with me at about 5:30a.m. Since she was in the bed with me I really didn't sleep because I was afraid she would fall off the bed. She woke up around 7 and was so cranky which is really rare for her. I figured out that she did not have a cold...she was teething. She has been doing the typical chew on stuff and drooling since about 2 1/2 months of age but this is different. I could tell she was in pain. She had a bit of a fever, wouldn't sleep, was drooling like crazy, had a runny nose, and was "night waking" which she never does. Classic signs of teething. We left Thursday to drive back to Virginia so that I could let her rest for a day before the long drive home on Saturday. She had a rough day on Thursday and on Friday at the hotel but we managed to squeeze in some play time on Friday morning which included me trying to do some photos of us together (I am not good at self-portraits and I was going on 4 hours of sleep over 2 nights):
Yes, this is what I look like with no sleep. But I was still loving on this little girl and loving every minute of mommyhood. We hung out in the hotel on Friday going out for a bit for a walk. She didn't nap much on Friday but slept a little better Friday night. I wish I could say the same for me. We had a lot of noisy neighbors in our hotel that night who decided to come back to their room at 3 in the morning and shout in the hallway for a few hours. After 4 phone calls downstairs we finally heard silence at around 5. I was quite tired for our drive home yesterday but we made it and we are so happy to be home. We now have less than a week at home before we leave on our super long journey (first to Phoenix and then to California) this Friday. We are so excited to see family and friends and meet some new family members (there have been so many babies in the past few months). I'm a little nervous about flying with Julianne for the first time but the teething seems to be better now. She slept her normal 11 hours last night when we arrived home. Hopefully that will continue this week as I have a ton of stuff to do before we leave for almost a month! I'll leave you with my favorite pictures from the trip. In the first, we gave her a bath at the hotel and this is her just after. The second is a picture of her on the bed and she looks just like me at that age. I love those big eyes!