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Friday, May 20, 2011

Gigi has left the building…

Today was the first sad day in Leighton’s life… her Gigi boarded a plane back to Texas. 
It was all too much for little L to handle,
so she snuggled with her lovey and passed out.

I think my Mom thoroughly enjoyed herself on her little Middle Eastern holiday.  We were able to get out of the house more than we expected with a newborn, so she could see the sights of Dubai.  Jon and I totally appreciated her taking two weeks out of her life to come and help us figure out this new chapter of our lives.  Leighton made it easy on all of us and even let Gigi have enough time to fill the freezer with homemade dinners, do all of the laundry, clean the house and still manage to get 9 hours of sleep a night… (To all my frienemeies out there… I did not get 9 hours of sleep.  Leighton is still a great sleeper, but now she is sleeping in 4ish hour stretches instead of 7 straight… so you can all stop cursing my name now… and yes I realize that 4 hours stretches are still amazing, I am counting my blessings!!!)

So, we loaded up in the car early this morning and delivered Sharona safely to the airport after Gigi said goodbye to her grand dogs of course… they have been very depressed all day since we returned with no Gigi, very sad!

 Anyways, Leighton scoped out the departure board to see if Gigi’s flight was on time and it was… boo!

We then took a few last pictures and sent my mom off for her 16 and ½ hour flight back to Houston… but don’t worry about her, she has a fully loaded Kindle and 5 movies she was planning on watching on the trip home!  

Needless to say we were sad to see Gigi go… she was a wealth of knowledge and gave us the perfect advice while at the same time being hands off and letting Jon and I figure it out…  except for one occasion which included one angry baby, a Q-tip and Vaseline… yikes!!!

On a side note… this breastfeeding thing kind of rocks… I cannot remember the last time I had a Frappacino and a cheese croissant for a snack and didn’t feel guilty!  

thank you, Mom… you…..
Until later…


  1. I'm so glad your Mom got to spend this time with the 3 of you! I look forward to having dinner with her when she returns so I can hear all about it and see lots of pictures!

  2. You guys rock! Love this blog, I wish I could hang out with your family for a day, how lucky I would be! Keep having fun and kicking butt in Dubai!

  3. What a sweet picture!! So glad you got to spend time with your mom. Yes, breast feeding does rock!! It is amazing how quickly the weight comes off but then when you have to stop..sigh:(

  4. I have never been so hungry as I am now with the breastfeeding diet. haha.
    Looks like you guys are having fun. She is so precious.