Halong Bay and tales from the poop deck!
May 6, 2008
J and I packed up the kiddo and took an overnight cruise on Halong Bay. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience….I’ve never seen anything like it. We toured “Surprising Cave” and went kayaking in the bay. Don’t worry Grandmas–Morgan stayed aboard with a friend during the kayaking trip…although I am sure that he would have loved it.
Our cabin was a bit primative–no power in the room until after sunset and the beds were hard as rocks. Morgan hardly slept…cried most of the night. We were in two twin beds smooshed together to make a full bed and his little arms and legs kept slipping into the cracks.
In addition, the food was a bit authentic for Jeremy. We enjoyed dried cuttle fish, baked whole fish, prawns with eyes and legs still attached, and some squid. There was also plenty of tofu and egg dishes 🙂 J was a trooper–did not complain until his piece of fried pork had a bug in the batter! Poor guy…even the veggies were the one thing that he would not eat. Steamed spinach.
Even with my cast iron stomach…I was looking forward to a burger when we got home. I will say that the spinach was delicious!!
I will say that although it was often uncomfortable to make the trip with a new baby…the scenery was totally worth it!!
The van ride home was a bit of a test. Max–our other little travel companion was a bit cranky and Morgan was constipated and cranky. Lots of screaming and crying!
We’re still trying to work this whole poop issue out…pardon the pun. We had to use a q-tip to disimpact the poor guy last night…horrifying. If you are squeamish you may not want to read this!
There were 4 dirty diapers last night–hard as rocks and oversized. The kid would sweat and cry…so sad. This morning, we’ve had 4 and it is just now 10am. Fortunately, the gates are now open and I think we are catching up on a week’s worth of missed poop. We have added a few extra cc’s of water to his formula and are mixing prunes in his cereal to make life easier. EEESH!