-2 laptop bags
-1 camera bag
- 1 purse
- 4 umbrella strollers (that we gate checked)
- 2 diaper bags
I thought for sure that they'd let us stroll the babies through the metal detector at security, but we had to break down all of the strollers and put those through x-ray, while carrying the babies through, then put the strollers back up and put babies back in. This was tricky, but thankfully we had three of us (Grandma, Papa & myself). I think Papa put the strollers up while mom & I had two babies each. Meanwhile all of our other things are getting backed up on the x-ray belt.
The first leg of the flight was pretty uneventful. I did get separated from my parents (they were in row 8 with Cohen & Sophia and I was in row 25 with Finn & Noah.) We flew from Houston to Dallas so by the time they were coming around with a much appreciated drink of water for my row, the pilot was already saying "please prepare for landing." Our flight got in a tad delayed due to runway traffic and since I was in the 25th row, I was delayed in getting off of the plane. By the time we got everyone back in the strollers and collected our things we realized we only had a matter of minutes to get from terminal A to terminal D on the skylink tram. We booked it and were the last ones on the plane from Dallas to Cedar Rapids - praise the Lord! This time we did get to sit together.
We're Having a Flyin' Time! - Noah, Mommy & Finn
We fed all four, changed all four and played with all of them for the 2 hour flight - which felt more like 5 hours at times. But all in all, they were really, really good! I just pray they'll cooperate on the way home.
Thank you so much, mom and dad, for getting us all here and keeping me sane through it all! I love you both, you are some very Grand Parents!