Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Our Ten-Day Disney Trip (With Lizzy) In The RV - Days Eight, Nine, and Ten

Day Eight

We went to the pool early this morning.  It was great.  There was barely anyone there. Lizzy has to be held the entire time so Damon and I take turns.  I sing to her and she squeals, which draws attention and stares. One kid came up to me and asked, “Are you attached to her?”  Ha ha, that was a funny one.  I have said it before; I really don’t mind people staring.  It doesn’t bother me.  I do notice A LOT more of it when I am wearing sunglasses.  We spent about an hour or so at the pool and then walked back.  It was so crowded when we left.  It was about 11:30 when we got back.  I fed Lizzy some mashed potatoes and veggies and she fell asleep for her nap around 12:15.  Jack and I went up to the Outpost to get our golf cart.  Very simple process.  We got it for two days and we will wear the heck out of that thing.

Lizzy slept until 3:30!  We went riding for about two hours. We played for a bit and had dinner.  Went for another ride and she went to bed…well, not really.  It’s 10:59 and she is still up. 

Day Nine

Lizzy did not sleep very much last night.  I am not sure why, but I was so frustrated. She does this back and forth swishing with her chin on her pillow and it is loud.  Sometimes she does it so much her chin will bleed. I made her wait until it was light out before getting up.  So that is around 5:30!!! 

She is yawning by 7:00.  We do about an hour of golf cart riding before I notice that the battery is just about dead.  We head back to the camper and plug it in.  Lizzy eats and plays for a bit and then WE lay down for a power nap. 

We wake up and head back out on the golf cart.  The battery light is blinking at me so we head up to the front.  I can’t have Lizzy’s main source of entertainment be unreliable.  They give me a newer cart and we are back in business.  Damon and the kids come back from Animal Kingdom and act like they are starving.  Remember the snack bag?  I packed it and it was loaded.  It is now empty…and they are famished!! 

Lizzy went down great tonight.  I lay down with her for a bit every night.  She likes that and is super snuggly with me.  I feel like that is when we “talk” about our day.  It is difficult having a child that can’t communicate.  When you have a child that is crying in pain but can’t tell you or show you where that pain is, it’s heartbreaking.  We have all been there with a baby.  Lizzy is our baby.

She is sound asleep, so we head to the pool just up the street.  Our last night here.  I have cleaned up and prepared the camper for tomorrow. 

We are officially out of drinks.  We brought a case of water (40), a case of green tea (30), and a case of Gatorade (24). I go to the market and get a 2-liter of soda for $4.99!!!! That’s Disneyworld:-)

Tomorrow should be fun.  Remember on the way down?  No power. No power means no air condition. I saw that tomorrow is to be one of the hottest days of the year. Should be a great ride back home, can’t wait.

Day Ten

Damon said last night that he wanted to leave around 5 am.  I was like, Lizzy isn’t up that early and in order for us to pull in the slides, she has to be up.  She sleeps on the floor.  So, we decided that she would be up early enough so we will just wait for her.  The one day we want that child to wake up early, she doesn’t.  We end up leaving around 7:30.  Just in time for the Orlando morning commute. Unbelievable! 

Damon unplugs that camper and we have power!!!!! For about 10 minutes and then the generator stops working.  What the heck!!!!! I am over this dang camper. It takes us about 10 hours to get home.  Lizzy had two seizures from overheating.  She was so hot we had to strip her down to her sports bra and diaper.  We make it home around 5:30.  We give Lizzy a bath, feed her, and she goes right to bed. 

Damon did a wonderful job driving the camper.  He used to drive buses for athletic games so he knows how to handle the bigger vehicles.  Thanks babe for getting us there and back home safely. I love you. You took Em and Jack all day to the parks and gave them the best memories. You lifted and carried Lizzy so much this week and I know that your back was hurting.  I love you for trying your hardest to keep her going.  You really are a wonderful father and husband.  

 See how warm she was?  Her little face was as red as a beet.  Moved her up to the front with us.

She loves the bouncing in the back of the camper but she cooled off quickly up front. Jack...still warm.  

At this point, I want to get into bed and go to sleep.  So I do!!!

We have talked about a 6-week trip around the country next summer.  Yes, you heard that correct.  We are still talking about it.  I could barely make it 10 days! 

Thank you for joining us on this trip by reading and supporting us with your prayers, encouraging emails, texts, phone calls, and comments.  We are so blessed to have all of you supporting us. God bless each of you.


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