In Michael's words:
Sent: Mon 2/19/2001 3:23 AM
Subject: Yes we made it OK
Just a quick note to let you all know we are alive and well!
|Nathan's first flight: 11 hours in Business Class! He got his own seat. No lap sitting for this little prince!|
|Please just give me back my pacifier and get that light out of my face so I can go back to chillin'. I'm fine!|
|This is what Jet Lag looks like on an 11 week old baby.|
Nathan, we believe, has started teething (or at least cries and drools as though he has). So he has been an additionally pleasurable bundle of joy lately.
We spent the day at Tokyo Disneyland yesterday and had a good time (I'll let Heather fill in more details soon).
|When we landed in Japan, there was snow on the ground! We weren't prepared for the weather at all. So we just put layer upon layer on Nathan. Brrrrr-ito!|
We love you all and hope you are all doing well.
Michael (and Heather and Nathan)
I could not believe our luck at being able to fly from Los Angeles to Tokyo without a peep from our baby! I sat next to him and Michael sat across the aisle from us. I'd feed him, and then Michael would take him to the bathroom to change his diaper, and then back he went into his car seat (you could still take a car seat on the plane in 2001). Whenever people ask for advice on flying with kids, I can only say, "The younger, the better!" based on our charmed experience.
I had to go several weeks without my computer because it was sent via boat with all the rest of our belongings. I guess it wasn't as big a deal then as it would be now... after all, without Facebook, Twitter, and very few people to email, what could I possibly have wanted to do on the computer, right?
It wasn't until months later that I found out why I was getting the cold shoulder from all the American Expats (I'll share about it when I get to it). Reading Michael's email brought it all back though! And yes, I made Michael promise that our first weekend in Japan would be spent at Tokyo Disneyland. What an experience that was! More Japan Stories coming next week!