Feb 11, 2010

"Expecting Mom" has arrived in Thailand!

Despite concern from every flight attendant I encountered today, I've somehow managed the trip safely to Thailand, without giving birth, and am happily ensconced in a nice hotel with Doug.

Yes, that's right.
THIS sexy thing is in Bankok:
(And just to remind me what's in store for me, there's a painting of a nursing mother on the wall of our room. See it behind me?)

(Anyone else have "One night in Bankok" running through their head right now?? I do. Wish I knew more than those four words of the song...)

Like I mentioned, most of the airline employees I encountered today were quite concerned about my delicate state of health. Both airlines needed to see my Doctor's letter clearing me to fly, and JAL even tagged me with this bracelet. (It says "EXPECTING MOM" on the other side.) (In case you couldn't tell by my protruding belly that I've got a little case of the preggers.)
On both the JAL and Thai Air flights I was pre-boarded and pampered by the flight attendants. When it was time to disembark in Bankok, one flight attendant even offered to walk me to the gate and carry my back pack. (Had I known how far away Customs was, I would have taken her up on it!)

Even without assistance, I got my baggage no problem (so what if I waddle a little) and was THRILLED to find Doug waiting for me at our predetermined meeting spot--Starbucks.

Now, after a slightly scary taxi ride, we're here! And it's only 2 a.m.

I miss my boys, but I know they're in good hands! (Give 'em all a big smooch for me, ladies!)

Can't wait for tomorrow!!!

5 comments:

Mona said...

That song immediately came to mind and now will not leave.

Melonie said...

I love how the airlines here "spoil" families and moms. I have to give kudos to Asiana as often as I can for their great customer service when I travel with my kids. Sounds like you were treated with love and respect. So nice that some companies actually go out of their way for parents and families. LOVE IT!

Have a wonderful trip. In the mean time, I'll be looking up the rest of those words. If it's gonna be stuck in my head I should at least be able to do more than hum along....

Marni said...

Night in Bangkok - originally from the Broadway musical Chess, which happens to be a FABULOUS soundtrack BTW. :)

Chorus:

One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a god in every golden cloister
And if you're lucky then the god's a she
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

I'll stop there, you'll never be able to get it out of your head! I need to pull out that soundtrack now!

Pokejane said...

The wristband does seem redundant. happy travels!

Mindelicious said...

White British guy pseudo-rap opening:

Bangkok, Oriental setting and the city don't know that the city is getting the creme de la creme of the chess world in a show with everything but Yul Brenner.

I'm a total 80's rock opera nerd.

Oh geez, I'm so jealous of the international experiences you are having! You were so bummed about Japan, but didn't I tell you it was going to be awesome!?! Didn't I?!?

Also, Happy belated birthday. I totally love you.