We arrived home from our annual Christmas trek to Oregon on Monday night... but not without some adventures!
First adventure, driving our new van! With much thanks to the in-laws and a son who says he "loves the van as much as he loves Daddy". Hmm, time to work on priorities, son!
Second, we had 2 cars to bring home and so it became a very long day of car tag. It seems whenever we go through Portland, even if we only have to make one stop we add 3 hours to our trip. Well, we had to make 3 stops so you do the math...
When we finally did get going on the last leg of our trip it was already late. We had one cell phone between us, agreed upon meeting points, and a "flashing lights" system in case we needed to stop otherwise! Right about the middle of nowhere (with no cell reception) I started having contractions. At first I thought it was my hips just being sore, but when they kept going and started to actually feel slightly painful I got a little worried! After about 20 minutes I had cell service and the only number in my phone was to the midwives so I called. I love them so much!
Apparently tiredness, dehydration, then a coffee, and the stress of driving all combined was not something my body wanted to handle! So we stopped in po-dunk town and I chilled out with a big glass of water for awhile and they calmed down. We ended up leaving Brian's car there and getting home at 1am. Then he got to take a 3 hour bus ride today to retrieve his car.
But we are all safe and sound at home, SLOWLY trying to put the house back in order after Christmas and being gone for a week! Apparently I will be getting less done than I hoped in the next 2 months if I want to stay healthy!