We're HOME. We've been away for a month and Connor's changed a whole lot since he was last home.
We travelled home without Dear Hubby who still has to go for more check-ups before the doctor's satisfied he can travel. It was my first time travelling alone with the baby and I couldn't have done it without the help of some good samaritans and my baby sling.
We bought the baby sling in Singapore. The brand is Pupsik. Dear Hubby asked me why I had to buy something that sounded like doggy vomit. :)) I thought the designs were adorable and I had been thinking about getting one anyway. We just happened to stop at their stall in Vivo City, the salesgirl let me try one sling on and I ended up buying this one. Connor seemed to calm down when he's in it and I like it too because I can make eye contact easily with him. It made walking to the plane a breeze.
Once we landed, I was looking around for flight attendants to help me carry my hand luggage since I knew I couldn't reach my bags when I'm carrying the baby. All of them had vanished. But fate put next to a lovely couple who helped me get my bags and the hubby actually helped carry them all the way to Immigration.
There was a huge crowd just before the passport checkpoint and I was puzzled. Soekarno-Hatta isn't usually that crowded. If I were alone, I would have dutifully queued up like the dungu that I am. Thankfully I was with the couple, who were Indonesian and therefore not so dutiful at queueing up. ;) The hubby found out the queue was only for passengers of a particular flight who were getting sprayed with some disinfectant and found a space for me to squeeze past everyone. To the couple who helped the lady with the baby seated at 5D of flight GA869, I want to say thank you for your kindness... I am very grateful for your help.
Once we were safely in the car, I breathed a sigh of relief. Then a gasp of shock as my driver nonchalantly changed lanes without signalling, had to calm Connor when a passing ojek honked and vroomed past and groaned when my bones jarred as we hit a pothole.
Yep. We're home. :))