Thursday, November 11, 2010

Made it to Moscow

Wow, that 9.5 hr flight was a long one. Polina sleeps thru the night real well, but her over-cautious new parents dont really sleep well. We left Vladivostok and took the long flight to Moscow. Polina didnt really nap at all due to the noise, other babies crying and foreign noises. She was fine the first 4 hours, and then from hrs 5-9 she was cranky. The hour drive to the hotel she was still cranky. She doesnt really scream all that much, more like whinny cries. That could have been a much more painful flight then it was! Of course, all she wants is Mommy to comfort her so Maggie did the bulk of sitting with her. Well, she has been up now for almost 24 hours but is playing in the room. Hopefully that means all of us will sleep well tonight.

Tomorrow, US Embassy and walking tour of Moscow. Should be a good day! We cant wait to get home though. Some pictures...including her favorite fishy face that she does and the LONG flight from Vladivostok to Moscow.


Jeanette said...

I would say your flight was a big success! Grace (12 months) was awake for 9 straight hours of a 10 1/2 hour flight and was so overtired she was manic and slightly abusive! Glad you made it safely! Polina is so sweet!

Just wondering if Polina is her Russian name or one you chose. It so pretty and unique!

Maggie and Randy said...

Polina is her Russian name....we kept it because of how beautiful it is.

Rich and Jenny said...

Glad you made it to Moscow. Wow I thought our 5 1/2 flight was bad, that is long.

Enjoy your stay in Moscow. Our stay has been great, enjoyed it a lot!


Heather and Chad said...

What a journey!! You have come so far though!! She is adorable and I love her name!

Craig & Kelly said...

you know about our flight experience your sounds great.

most importantly congratz guys the embassy portion is not a big deal . let me rephrase that it's a big deal but it is not a difficult deal.
have fun on your walking tour . it sounds like polina is doing very well with you guys and adjusting well.

hopefully these beds are better for you so you can sleep through the night .

you are almost home !! woooo hoooo !!!!

Craig & Kelly said...

I forgot to add. I like the fishy face:).

Gloria said...

Glad you guys made it to Moscow okay! Another step closer to being home.

Anonymous said...

She is so precious!!!! Just beautiful - what a little blessing. She looks so happy and sweet, can't imagine what her little mind is thinking. Congratulations!


Corinne said...

Glag to hear you made it to Moscow ok ! Polina looks great !! You are almost done !! I am enjoying a few short days at home until I return on Monday to pick up the kiddos.