[Note: I wrote this after we got to our apartment in Kiev, but didn’t get a chance to post it until now.]
The flight from Munich to Kiev did not start out very good. First of all, the flight was overbooked and it was very crowded. Secondly, the whole plane smelled of horrible body odor; I was literally sick to my stomach for most of the flight. Thirdly, a man who was sitting across the aisle from us didn’t think we should have our seats. There was an older man, perhaps the other man’s father, sitting in the last seat on our row. The son must have thought his father should have the whole row. I had my boarding pass in my right hand and the son grabbed it to see if we really had these seats. He said something loud and obviously offensive in Ukrainian because the people around us suddenly looked up. The son kept speaking Ukrainian as he waved his hand at us to move on and several times he said, “it’s okay it’s okay.” The father was going to get up and let us in the aisle, but the son spoke very loudly to him and the father then sat down in my seat! The son then said again, it’s okay it’s okay.” David said, “Excuse me, Sir, it is not okay. We want our seats. We paid to be on this flight and in our seats.” By this time everyone was looking at us. The son and David went back and forth for about two minutes. The father finally got out of my seat and let us in the aisle. The son then grumbled in Ukrainian.
As we began taxiing on the runway, the pilot announced that everyone was on board and that we would be able to take off earlier than expected. This meant getting to Kiev quicker. With that announcement, the flight became much better! And, to make matters even better, I slept soundly the entire flight. My time clock was still messed up and I was suffering from jetlag, but was thankful for the almost 2 ½ hours of sound sleep.
Then, the best thing of the last two days happened: WE LANDED SAFELY IN KIEV!!!! We are now only three days away from our babies!!!