dear friends.

Looks like I'm going to need more time on the international move front. Who knew it would be so much work? I thought I would have seen more people by now and be back caught up with emails and blogs.  They say the moodiness of the first trimester revisits in the third. And, while it certainly isn't as difficult as my first tri, I certainly burst into tears more than I would like. I thank my lucky stars and clouds for my loving, supportive family, and of course, my dear husband of infinite patience. During the day, autumn's colors do make me smile... if only the days lasted a little bit longer.


The good news is we have pretty much decided on the birth center. We start appointments there tomorrow and pick up the beginning of all the birthing classes we need to take on Thursday. In Natales we were sans classes (and a whole lot else)--an idea I had to get used to, but it's wonderful to have more options and better (+ holistic) care. We also figured out my health insurance. All those people with pre-existing conditions can get insurance now, a little something called Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan. (I'm not going to get all political on you, but I'll just say this totally rocks and relieves many of my worries.) We also bought a car today, which will require lots more errands in the coming days.

So, slowly but surely, we're finding our way. Getting settled. Phones, S's social security card + driver's license, holidays, and maybe a baby shower to follow soon. Not to mention where to live and jobs.  Posting will continue to be sparse this week. In the meantime, thank you so much for your emails, kind words and welcome homes. Please bear with me. :)

34 comments:

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

so glad you are getting things sorted and that you are happy! All the best lovely lady!!!

Anna Walker said...

I'm just glad you're doing well! :)
Of course things take time when getting settled, but you have done the important things (like the birth center) so everything else should fall into place!

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Drew said...

Re-locating is a pain in the arse. I thought we would never get everything ironed out when we moved to NY this summer and we weren't expecting a baby!

Take your time and make sure you remember to breathe in between the errands, paperwork and everything else!

this free bird said...

I'm so happy to see you here! You have been on my mind a lot lately and I was about to send up an SOS to Claire. It's great to hear that things are coming along and working themselves out. Welcome home, Heather!! (and S and baby, too)

xo,
Carrie

Krystal said...

awwww welcome home!!!!! And so glad that you got the insurance figured out, seriously!

a whole lotta love said...

take your time getting settled. glad you arrived safely.

Claire Kiefer said...

I can't believe we haven't seen each other yet. It's pretty ridiculous, despite both our busy schedules. But I just bought a Christmas tree and would love you and Serkan to come over and sit near it with me (Wednesday night? Sunday night?). I love you and so happy you got the birthing center . . . game night with Juan soon! xoxoxo

Di said...

I am glad you're move went safely! Take all the time in the world - it's a big move!

LatteLisa said...

Great news!

Looking forward to hearing more when you have settled and taken a few breaths.

Škorčica said...

Really great news. Wish you all the best! :)

LyddieGal said...

You've got so much to deal with, I hope everything goes smoothly and you can relax a bit and just enjoy being with your loved ones!

Signe said...

So glad you made it home and is setteling in :)

Hugs,
Signe

Nicole said...

Aww, I'm so sorry that it's taking a while. I suppose it's right when they say that good things come to those who wait! Hang in there, dearie! I'll be praying for you. I can't wait for you to be back in sunshiney California! :]

lauren carney said...

hey meowsy,
pretty swoon-worthy blog you've got a-going-on in here!
keep up the top notch work you top notch blogger!
x x x

lauren carney said...

hey meowsy,
pretty swoon-worthy blog you've got a-going-on in here!
keep up the top notch work you top notch blogger!
x x x

Dawn said...

Oh hugs to you.
That is quite a lot to deal with and get through.
You'll Make it! And look back and sigh a happy sigh and wonder how you did it!:)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Hugs and hopes for a great week my dear!

gracey said...

Have a wonderful weeks of getting settled, Heather! :) Welcome home!

thenextarrow said...

take all the time you need, my dear! sending good vibes your way!

xo Alison

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

So glad that things are coming together for you. Sending you Good thoughts

Jude said...

It's always lovely to hear from you no matter what. No need to apologize! So glad you guys are making steady progress (and so awesome the pre-existing condition change worked so beautifully for you!) Please take good care of yourself amidst everything -sending an extra-dose of happy settling-in vibes! :)

Casa Très Chic said...

All the best to you after this big move.
Hugs.
Tereza

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Oh, the third semester is hard! Much harder for me then the first... I get so heavy *44 pounds extra with each pregnancy and veryyyyy emotional!
But soon the greatest gift in the world arrives.
It is though to move when you are pregnant. You are doing great!

Lady Grey said...

What a process! These things certainly take time.
I'm glad to hear you found a birthing center... I'm sure that's a big relief!

georgia~gigi said...

Aw, honey your such a trooper! I am glad things are coming together :)
Oh, I remember the crying, I would laugh one minute and be balling the next!
xo
gi gi

ag. said...

Glad to hear things are coming along...much luck for the rest of it all falling into place! :)

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Sounds like things are moving along just a bit!

Nicolette said...

Cheers to the next chapter! Everything is going to be just right. Enjoy it!

Meg said...

it must be difficult leaving so many friends and what you've come to know as home (especially with the emotions of pregnancy!) but just think how wonderful it will be to go back and visit a place with so much meaning to you and your husband. i hope you have a nice holiday in your new home!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Prayers for a smooth transition! XX!

Stacey said...

Glad to hear that you're settling in getting sorted and ready for giving birth:-). When i just moved to the States, i was in the same situation as S, but it will all work itself out. Hugs to you my sweet!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

it takes a strong, brave and incredible woman to take on all that you have, at this point in your life.
so happy to hear things are rolling right along for you. moving and re-settling always takes longer than expected, but you're on your way. :)

Faiza said...

sending you a plush hug for the next teary moment...

E. Charlotte said...

Good to hear from you again! I'm glad you're getting settled and getting organized. Everything will get into a rhythm again before ya know it. :)

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