Right about now, we would be settling down already in our home back in Manila after a long flight from New Jersey. That is if we had pushed through with our original departure date. We moved our flight home to the 18th because Jacob caught the flu that he started in the first place! :( Poor baby.
He had high fever the night before we were expected to leave. He also started having a runny nose, but no cough. After careful consideration, we rescheduled our flight to Wednesday next week, leaving at 12 o' clock in the afternoon and arriving in Manila past midnight on the 20th. I had to carefully reschedule it by phone with Delta because we had purchased Economy Comfort seats on the long-haul flight so I had to make sure that we would get the bulkhead seats at least. Luckily, the very helpful Delta agent found us an itinerary that will fit perfectly. He even went on to ask his supervisor's help to secure our bulkhead seats so Jacob would have his bassinet. The re-scheduling cost us $200 for both tickets. We originally wanted to leave on Saturday instead, but they are asking for us to add $900+ more for the difference in ticket price plus the processing fee. READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Originally, I was going to postpone introducing Jacob to solids until we get back home. By then he would be a month and a half already. My reason for this is because I wanted the process to be as smooth as possible. Meaning him getting used to certain food, those that are available in Manila, only natural/fresh/organic choices, which I will be making for him. I also thought about how it would be harder for us to travel around while lugging baby food. I do not want to feed him ready-made baby food, not that I had anything against those either. I just want it to be freshly made by me.
Also. i was given the OK from his pedia since he is gaining weight well, and is still being breastfed. Technically he is getting the nutrients that he needs.
I have made this choice clear with my husband, who was onboard with the whole thing, and to our family. But this didn't stop them from bugging me to start feeding him already, My Mom and sister went on ahead to buy him baby food anyway, even after I said no jarred food. READ MORE AFTER THE BREAK!
My eldest sister picked us up at the airport with her daughter/my niece. She's 4 years old and so adorable! She doesn't understand or speak Filipino though (I think!), as well as his little brother.
The first thing we did in L.A. was eat! Traveling in economy, not that I have anything against it, you don't really get off the plane full because of the tinie-tiny portion of food served to you that they call a meal. So yes, we were starving.
Osc wanted to try out In N Out burgers so we went to the nearest one to LAX along Sepulveda Blvd. I've been to L.A. tons of times but I never got to try In N Out ever! I've always been a pizza-Italian kind of girl and I'm not exactly known for being adventurous with food. You can say I have the taste bud of an 8 year old. Lol. READ MORE OF OUR FIRST DAY IN LA AFTER THE BREAK!