Bintan BINTAN BEACH HOLIDAY – THE FIRSTS 7 October 2011


We're off on our first family holiday!

 

Our first family holiday was approached with a bit of trepidation since we weren’t sure how Hunter would react to new surroundings, new bed, etc. Would he freak out? Would he take it all like a champion?

In short, he rolled very well with it all.. apart from also suffering from his first sickness. Yep, at 8 months old, our baby boy FINALLY fell sick for the first time in his life! Frankly, his flu is super-mild. Only a bit of a snotty nose (doesn’t drip unless he cries), and a sporadic cough (once every few hours). Really, it’s no big deal. But noooooo you wouldn’t think so, looking at him. We discovered that he is a total sook when he’s sick, which of course we discovered when he fell sick on the first day. He was sooo sensitive and easily pissed off!

Thankfully, his naps and night sleeps were still no problem – he fell asleep within minutes and would sleep through. But, much of his awake time was spent feeling sorry for himself and being rather glum. D’oh…

Checking stuff out on the ferry

 

Mr Glum feeling rather 'off'

 

We stayed at the Angsana Hotel & Resort which had outstanding service and beautiful open spaces with loads of greenery. It was pouring down with rain when we arrived in the morning (argh), but the skies all cleared up by afternoon and was nice for the next few days – whew!

The airy dining room

 

Hanging out in the lobby

 

Cuddling up to Dad

 

In our room

 

Checking out the bed

 

The main mode of transportation was by buggy. They actually drive pretty fast around the resort and also between Angsana and Banyan Tree (owned by the same company), and the small lanes are quite hilly. So here we are perched on the back of the buggy, with Chris hanging onto Hunter with all his might!! Of course, Hunter’s eyeballs were the size of saucers the whole time 😉

*ZOOOOOOMMM* goes the buggy!

 

And… just to wrench our hearts, here is Hunter the next morning. Normally he wakes up supremely happy and gurgling away merrily. So it was really distressing to see him looking so utterly sorrowful. He cheered up once he was fully awake and was OK during the holiday, but wailed HUGE tears whenever we tried to wipe his nose.. sigh.

My little blubberguts

 

 

16 Comments

  • Christine Knight Thomas on Facebook posted on October 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Wow,what a river of snot he had going on, poor guy. Hope he is feeling better.

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    • Beverly! posted on October 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      He’s really NOT happy with having a snotty nose… doh!

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  • Cindy posted on October 7, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Poor Hunter!! So what did you two do when he goes to bed at 7pm?? I always found holidays less fun cos we have to turn in earlier because of the kids!

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    • Beverly! posted on October 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      We either had room service and ate outside on the balcony.. or got a babysitter (arranged by the hotel) whilst we went out for dinner 😛

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  • Sarah posted on October 8, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Awww I hope the lil bub is feeling better! Never nice being sick while on holiday :/ Hope you and Chris had a good refreshing time away from everything too!

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    • Beverly! posted on October 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      Yeah, it was a bit of crappy timing, sigh!

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  • Mariella posted on October 8, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Nice pics wanna see more! And poor H 🙁 hope hes feeling better now!

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    • Beverly! posted on October 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm

      I’m still processing my pics, but they’re all taken on my iPhone, so not the best 😛

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  • Ruth posted on October 8, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Poor bubs. Hope his all better now!

    I went to Angsana donkey years ago. It looks like they maintained the place rather well. Hope you’d enjoyed yourselves 🙂

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    • Beverly! posted on October 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      Still a super snooty nose.. sigh.
      I heard they renovated the whole resort this year?

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  • Delphine posted on October 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Poor little Hunter! At least he still managed to nap and sleep well.

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    • Beverly! posted on October 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      Yeah I guess that was the saving grace! He’s very displeased with his drippy nose though.. 🙁

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  • Marie posted on October 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I know he was sick and all but that running nose photo is so darling, I dunno why but it is.

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    • Beverly! posted on October 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      It was rather grotty in real life 😉 But he does know how to turn on those BIG SAD EYES that make our hearts melt!

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  • Cynthia posted on October 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Awww…Look at his sad face. Makes me want to hugz and smother him with kisses to make it better. Hope he’s recovering well.

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    • Beverly! posted on October 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      He definitely has gotten the hang of that perfect sorrowful CUDDLE ME PLEASEEEE look 😉

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