In the first week of March Lily and I were back in the USA for 2 weeks. She received endless love and affection from great-grandparents, grandparents, cousins, aunties and an uncle while I attended a pneumonia surveillance workshop and presented some of my data on bacterial meningitis and hospital acquired respiratory infections at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta. I must admit, nothing says "Moms are scientists, too!" like a stroller at a scientific conference. However, I'm not sure that I'll be bringing children with me to the next one. The travel was absolutely brutal- 36 hours door to door each way. And it took 2 weeks to get over jet-lag when we returned to Dhaka. But the visit was wonderful! My professional work went very well and the time spent with family and friends was fabulous. Aunt Lori and Grandma and Grandpa Adams get a special shout out for taking on Lily care for very long hours!
So, we recovered from the trip a few weeks ago. Here are a few pictures and highlights from our long adventure.
Lily celebrated her first birthday in Greenville, SC
The cake says it all
Mimi feeding Lily some birthday cake
Lily with a birthday gift
Posing for Mommy
Lovin' with Aunt Lacey- girls in their jammies
Emily with colleagues in Atlanta
Emily presenting her poster at the conference
Lily discovers that she loves, loves tutus. Aunt Lori isn't sure how any daughter of mine could be "so fancy".
Lily hanging at the United Airlines business class lounge in Hong Kong
Lily up at 2 am to play in Dhaka- baby jet-lag is serious business