I Have Stories

3.24.2016


Hello! It's been a week and a half since my last post, which is about a year in Blog Time, so I won't feel bad if you've forgotten all about me. But I haven't just been sitting around twiddling my thumbs, in case you were wondering. Jordan, R, and I left last weekend for our first vacation as a family of three!*

Before I left work on Friday, I told my coworkers that I would be back with stories, and boy do I ever have stories for you. Our flights out were fine, but coming home is a book of itself. Our flight was delayed, causing us to miss our connection to Oklahoma, which was the last flight of the day. So, we ended up getting United to comp us a hotel stay (all night in the airport with a seven-month-old? I don't think so), and we came back a day later than planned. 

When all was said and done we woke up at 3:30 am and spent eight hours traveling yesterday, visited four airports, and, thanks to inheriting my mother's raging motion sickness, I used the barf bag on two flights in a row on the descent. Also, during one of those descents R decided she would take me puking as a sign to empty her diaper and explode poop up her back.

As Jordan is holding R in one arm and a paper bag of my vomit in the other, he looks at me and says, "Why am I the only one in this family who can keep his liquids contained?"

Long story short, I am never leaving Oklahoma again. At least for a few months, and then I will be knocking myself out with very strong sleeping pills or something because I CANNOT do that again or I will die.**

*I'm not going to tell you where we went until later, so venture a guess if you want to based on what's in the photo above. Here's a hint: it's historical and it's in a state east of Oklahoma. Anyone been here?

**Hyperbole. Maybe.

Anyone had to use a barf bag before? How about two times in a row?

28 comments:

  1. As someone who also gets motion sickness, I AM SO SORRY. But also I laughed at Jordan's comment. That sounds like a scene straight out of a sitcom.

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  2. 1. Based on knowing where you were, I am super excited for your stories. 2. I 100% feel your pain over raging motion sickness, but luckily have never used a barf bag. 3. Is Jordan's mustache a vacation treat or something more permanent?

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    1. LOL a vacation treat. Ha! He likes to mix it up every once in a while. Men ;)

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  3. For motion sickness I would highly recommend Bonine (available at any pharmacy). It's a 12-hour chewable and I never fly without taking one :)

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely be using something on any future flights. I will check that out!

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  4. Wow! That is really an epic-horrible travel day. I'm glad you made it back in one piece... Is that Monticello I spy?!

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  5. Gah! Changing blowouts on airplanes is the worst! So sorry your flights were so horribly eventful.

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  6. That's definitely Monticello! Sorry to hear about delayed flights, motion sickness and blowouts!

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  7. OH NO!!! That's awful. You poor thing. But I think your husband got the raw end of the deal on this one. Haha. Glad you are home on solid ground. :)

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  8. Yay! Can't wait to read your vacation posts! My family used to have a house in Charlottesville, so I went to Monticello once a year for a LONG time. Haha! Charlottesville is seriously my favorite. I hope it was worth the trip, even with the "hiccups."

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    1. We had a great time and loved Charlottesville!

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  9. Oh my goodness, his comment is hilarious! I mean, the situation was definitely not hilarious, but his comment was pretty good. ;) So sorry you got so sick on the plane! I hope your next trip (someday far in the future) goes more smoothly!

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  10. My guess is Monticello! I didn't google it, so if I'm dead wrong, feel free to get a good laugh out of it. :)

    And TWO times....ICK!!!! I've never used those little bags except for one time and it was actually for a bloody nose. All of a sudden my nose started POURING blood and I yanked the bag out to provide SOMETHING to catch the blood until I could get to the bathroom. I'm not sure which is worse, but I'm thinking two rounds of throwing up takes the cake. Maybe?

    I can't wait to hear more stories and see your pictures!!! Minus the travel problems, I bet it was really nice to get away together. Your first family vacation!!!! <3

    I'm glad the airline took care of you guys!!!

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  11. Oh my goodness! Sounds like quite a memorable first family vacation! Glad you finally made it home safely and relieved of all bodily fluids! ;)

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  12. Oh my goodness those are definitely some stories! I'm pretty sure that I would have started crying if I was dealing not only with vomit but exploding diapers too!

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  13. I'm so sorry you had to experience this extreme unpleasantness, but you have to admit, it makes for great story telling. I LOL'd for real when I pictured you poor guys, puke and poo everywhere, after a day where everything went wrong and a night that was way too short.
    Aren't you glad in those moments to have a blog where you can share it all? It's blog gold.

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  14. Oh my goodness! This is definitely a story that will be funny eventually. And by eventually I mean now. :)

    My husband spilt a juice on me on the airplane, while I was in a middle seat, 34 weeks pregnant. He is very lucky we are still married. :)

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  15. I'm so excited you went to Charlottesville! I grew up taking trips there with my family (my cousin went to UVa) and I have so many fun memories of the football games, pizza dinners, and drives in the mountains. My hometown is about 2 hours away and boy do I miss the life there sometimes.

    Congratulations for surviving my two biggest fears in life: puking in public and diaper blowouts.

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  16. Oh you poor thing! Hopefully the rest of the trip was a blast to make up for all that...bodily fluid stuff.

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  17. Ugh, you poor thing. There was a time 2 years ago on a flight back from Punta Cana that I thought I was going to have to use the little barf bag. I don't get motion sickness - so it was very strange. Luckily, I kept it all in but that feeling lasted for about an hour. It was just awful!

    Other than a diaper blowout and using barf bags, I hope you guys had fun!! ;)

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  18. GOD BLESS YOU. I am no stranger to airplane horror stories (I once used every barf bag in my row and had to ask strangers and flight attendants for more), but with a baby? Just...God bless you. Dramamine is a life saver for me. I haven't felt nauseated on a plane since, and I'm EXTREMELY prone to motion sickness.

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    1. And as someone else mentioned, Bonine works great too! That's what I use when I have an attack of Vertigo (my inner ear hates me). They're pretty much the same thing :)

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  19. Oh no! I'm so sorry you're prone to motion sickness--I'm so thankful that I never have been, but my little brother is really prone to motion sickness and it contributes to his avoiding of any adventures that might exacerbate it--that's a tough thing to handle!

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  20. oh noooo. that sucks. I did laugh at what Jordan said, but ugh. that sucks. I rarely get sick when I travel, but one of my longest flights (dallas to sydney, or was it sydney to dallas? either way.. it was 16.5 hours) i was in the window seat and the two people next to me were like hey, you just let us know if you wanna get up at any time, it's totally fine. i was like no worries! i rarely get up. somehow we also talked about getting sick and i was like, nope, i'm the best! honest! haha. famous last words. the only time i have used a barf bag and they ended up having to give me theirs, plus i was vomiting during descent i think so i couldn't even go to the bathroom. they ended up holding my puke bags for me. god, so embarrassing thinking about it now haha. but at least i didn't have an exploding baby.. so.. you win.

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  21. I love Jordan's comment. We've had diaper blowouts on airplanes before and it is NOT pretty. Even without someone else suffering from motion sickness.

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  22. That does not sound like fun! I've never puked on a plane but I have had severe anxiety. It's not fun. And poor Jordan. ha! I'm sure you will laugh about this later.

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