Trip to France 2011

We had a great time in France even though traveling with a 3 months old and a two and half year old keeps you pretty busy. The plane ride went really well. We started the trip in Alsace to visit Marjorie’s Grandma and our friends Perrine and Loic and their little girl Charlotte. The jetlag was not too bad and we really enjoyed spending time with everybody (and also the wonderful food of course). Alsace is really a beautiful region. Noah and Charlotte who are the same age also had fun together.

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Voyage en France 2011

Nous avons passé de super vacances en France cet été, même si voyager avec un bébé de trois mois et un “grand garçon” de deux ans et demi est assez sportif!

Le vol s’est très bien passé. Nous avons commencé notre périple en Alsace chez Mamie Schmitt. Nous en avons aussi profité pour passer du temps avec Perrine, Loïc, et leur adorable petite Charlotte. Noah et Charlotte ont le même âge, et se sont bien amusés. Le décalage horaire n’a pas été trop difficile. Ça nous a fait très plaisir de passer du bon temps avec tout le monde et nous avons biensûr bien mangé (hmm, les tartes flambées). L’alsace est une région magnifique!

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Noah and Anna

Noah has been talking about the baby for a while. He is very sensitive and always concerned that it might be hurting me. One day, I said the baby was kicking and Noah said to my belly – in French – “no baby, you are hurting Mom”. He was also trying to take it out of my belly to put it the bed so that I would be more comfortable.

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Anna’s Grand Entrance

I can’t say I had a smooth delivery but I definitely had an interesting delivery. My water partially broke at 6:20 am on the 14th of April and we went to the hospital shortly after. I was not really having contractions so the doctors induced me with oxytocin shortly after noon. Then things really picked up and I started to have pretty strong contractions and eventually got the epidural. In the afternoon, my doctor finished breaking the water to get things moving even faster. That was impressive in itself as there still was a lot of water. The doctor and the nurse said they had never seen so much amniotic fluid. Probably why I was so gigantic.

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