Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sayonara & Hello, James!

Wow, what a difference a couple months makes!

A few updates:

Sadly, we said "sayonara" to our host country, Japan, and moved back to the United States. The last few weeks in Japan were stressful and we tried to not let it dampen three years of exciting adventures and memories. Traveling was another stressor - flying at 32 weeks pregnant with some crazy swollen feet was not fun!

The month of September was a whirlwind of establishing medical care for myself and trying to find a new home in the Nashville area. Luckily we had an awesome realtor. After two days of walkthroughs we found our new home and were able to close within thirty days.

Which was fantastic because September also brought a huge change!

Four days old
James decided to come a bit earlier than planned. Because of our traveling we delayed purchasing any baby gear. My nesting instinct would just have to be put on hold. The one thing I was adamant about was purchasing a car seat as soon as we entered the US. It was the only thing we had purchased when James arrived! After a week in the NICU at Vanderbilt we were able to make our escape.

Escape Day!
After our week in the hospital we bounced between hotels and visiting family before closing on the house. Now we are living in an empty house waiting for our furniture to arrive from Japan.

Zero snuggling in the camp chair.
The last month has been a blur of feeding and trying to catch a few hours of sleep at a time. We've only gotten out and explored our local neighborhood. (Side note: Grocery stores have so many options! I had forgotten what having more than one type of yogurt to choose from looked like.)

One month old
We look forward to exploring Nashville and continuing our adventures!

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