At 12:01AM this morning my work status officially changed to "on maternity leave". My email auto reply is on, my voicemail has been updated accordingly, and my lovely colleagues have promised that the only emails they'll send will be requests for more pictures! Morning meetings will be replaced with Ashton's first feeding and some play time, wading through emails will be replaced with wading through laundry, and client presentations will be replaced with finding ways to entertain, educate, love, and tend to every single need of our adorable one year old boy.
Best part about maternity leave? The word LEAVE! We are leaving tomorrow, as in 27 hours 30 minutes! Which means we need to find a way to fill the next 27 hours 30 minutes...and sleeping hasn't worked any other day this week so I'm going to jump out on a limb and say tonight wont be any different. Indiana Jones, maybe a little Sex in the City, I suppose we should eventually pack ourselves (Ashton and the gifts/donations are all set), vacuum, meals should take up some time, it's raining out so going for a walk isn't an option, I'm SURE we'll need at least one more Target run, and 3 cups of coffee and NY Times nicely took up about an hour this morning!
Oh, and we changed our hotel plans for the 3rd time. We're staying at the Radisson SAS Dubai Creek on Monday night, the House of Hope on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and the Sheraton Addis Thursday through Tuesday. Our return flight departs Addis the evening of Tuesday, June 10th and after a quick stop in Dubai will land us in NY on Wednesday morning. Wednesday, June 11th we'll be staying at cozy casa McGregor, ALL 3 OF US!
I need a 4th cup of coffee...