We made it!
Moving out of the house went pretty well. The movers were nice and seemed to take good care packing our stuff. Morgan's only major meltdown came when she opened her closet and saw it empty. "I'm very sad about the movers", she said.
Staying in a hotel for a week with a 2-year-old and a 6-week-old is not something I would recommend to anyone who likes sleep. Morgan really started to miss the house while we were there. And Zach still had his "fussy time" every night between 8 and 10. I'm glad that is over.
The flight to California was easier than I thought it would be. (Not that I am eager to do it again or anything.) We checked our baggage at the curb to avoid waiting in line, getting through security was easier than it has ever been because a TSA agent pulled us out of line to help us with all our stuff (3 carry on bags, a stroller, a car seat, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 kids, etc.), our flight from BWI to San Diego left from the exact same gate our first flight came in on, and Zach slept the vast majority of the travel time. Yay!
We are having lots of fun in California. Morgan still misses "home" and "her" car. And we all miss Daddy. But the weather is great - if a little hot - and there are so many neat things to do and see. Zach is even getting to meet a lot of relatives for the first time. Morgan is thrilled by all of the "mountains" here. And Zach is still apparently on East Coast time and falls asleep around 8pm! Can't beat that!
I am still pretty worn out, so blogging will continue to be light over the next few weeks. But I'll try to update from time to time.