Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Zoo...Among Other Things

So, I still have some unfinished Korea posting business, so I will be doing a few more posts on this side of the world about that side of the world...yes, I even have another Korenglish post for you. Stay tuned!

During our last weekend in Korea, we went with our friends to the Flower Market and then to the Seoul Grand Park Zoo. It was a very fun day, but I didn't get very many or very good pictures...sorry!


Below, you will find an entertaining picture of a monkey reaching through the bars to get a cracker from a man who clearly could not read the English sign saying "Don't feed the animals." The quality of life is not the same here as it is for animals in the US. We were disappointed by how run down some of the areas were. When he started feeding them, the monkeys went bananas! ;o)

Not a great picture, but they had a fabulous dolphin show. Too fun!

So on a totally different note, this adjusting to jet lag thing has been hard! I have been doing pretty well, but my baby girl is strugglin'!!! The first night, I had a hard time going to sleep and was wide awake by 4:30. Adeline dozed off and on in 1 hour increments for the first two nights. I have been waking her from her afternoon naps after three hours to try to get her back on track, but I think she is just crazy exhausted by this point. She has been waking up at 3:30 every morning. Yesterday, my mom and I decided we should let her sleep as long as she needs to for her afternoon nap to help her try to catch up, and we would put her to bed a bit later if she woke too close to her bedtime. Well, she fell asleep in the car on the way home from visiting a friend today, and so I put her down in her crib when we got home. She has been asleep since 2:30...it is 10:30. I am hoping that this will help her to get back on track. I am hoping she doesn't decide midnight is a good time to be awake for the night. She usually sleeps 12 hours, and one night a few weeks ago she slept for 14 1/2 hours after a particularly busy day. Here's to hoping this will get her back on track. I'll keep you "posted."

While you're praying....I spent a lot of time on the phone today with a lot of different people, few of which were helpful, as I tried to resolve the issue of Adeline's ticket. One agent even hung up on me as I was asking a question, and I was not even raising my voice at her. I was a bit defensive, but I was really trying to be mature and kind to the woman keeping me from my refund. sigh....
I got a few leads which may help, but I purchased the ticket a year ago, so it is hard to track the record of the sale. I somehow need to prove that I paid for an infant ticket in July of 2007. I'll be back at it tomorrow.

Adeline is crying...gotta go....PRAY PEOPLE, PRAY!!!


12 comments:

Johanna said...

Your poor sweet tired little girl. I will pray for you all. I cant imagine how hard that is to get your baby to adjust to the time difference. Pure exhaustion!! The zoo looks fun, I am already missing Korea!! Glad to see you will be posting some more about it! What an experience!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh girl...I am so sorry. HUGS. it will get better and she will adjust. I know you know that...nothing makes it easier right now.

D is teething and I was up at 4 AM, so feel free to call ;)

Kristen said...

Oh poor sweet Adeline! I am sorry. I remember when my sister and niece came back from Greece and my niece would be up at 4 am - it took about a week for her to get on track. I will be praying - and soon she will be adjusted to the new time.

Love the zoo pictures - the dolphin show does look great.

Looking forward to more Korea posts!

John and Amanda said...

Oh no! So sorry about the ticket issues AND that Adeline started to wake up... but a "wake up crying" hopefully means that more sleep is needed and she'll go back down. I am not looking forward to the jet lag issues we'll face with Caden. I don't see how so many people here in Korea are able to bounce back and forth between the US and Korea and not experience major sleeep issues with their kids.. crazy how some are so lucky!

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Short Stop said...

I prayed for you last night! I saw your fb status, and was up with a major bout of insomnia, so I prayed that you and baby A would get some really good sleep.

TeamBolina said...

It took C a whole month befor she got adjusted. Hoopefully, it won't take A that long. Sending prayers! :) And good luck with the infant ticket issue!

Monica said...

Poor you and Adeline. I hope it won't be long until she starts sleeping through the night again.
Regarding the ticket, kill em' with kindness. I hope you win. Good luck!

Mrs. N. said...

Ohhh poor girl that is rough. Prayers and hugs.

Gotta GROW with it said...

jet lag, mixed up sleep...BUMMER! hope it improves t-o-d-a-y!

and the ticket issue. i say have your hubby call. maybe that woman won't hang up on him. GRRR!

Mari said...

Gotta love those zoo pictures! As far as the ticket goes - I'll be praying!

keenbliss said...

Oh baby girl. Sleep. Little e must have been feeling your pain, or just preparing for his own jet lag ordeal because he felt the need to be up from 2-4 am last night. Ah the joys of motherhood!