Saturday, August 15, 2015

And... We're Back!

So, since it's been more than a year since I have blogged, and I didn't want to give myself the impossible task of catching up, I decided it would be a great opportunity to start fresh with our return to Central Asia! I would love to come back some day and write more about our pregnancy, baby J's birth, our time in America, etc. but for now I am starting with our flight to our new home. In case you didn't know, we were blessed by the best gift we could ever ask for, one that we had been praying for for so long, baby J. I suppose we won't be able to call him that forever since he is hardly a baby anymore *tear, sigh*, so I will work on a better nickname. While I plan to blog about our life here, sharing plenty of pictures since that's what I love to see, I must warn you that it might end up being about 80% pictures of J. If you don't want to see random baby pictures all day, this might not be the blog for you =). 

To say the least, we have been blessed by a great travel buddy. There are days when he is especially fussy and doesn't want to sit still, but on all of the days that we have been out in public, on flights, or shopping for our new home he has been so easy, flexible, generally content, etc. For that, I can put up with waking up 4 times during the night or fussing a little extra when its just us 3! This little guy has gone through a lot already in his short life, including about 10 flights - domestic and international. Here we are leaving our American home for our new CA home! I wish I had gotten a good picture of the 14 pieces of luggage that we checked (don't judge us for being so materialistic, it is almost everything we owned!), but it stressed me out too much and I was just praying it would all get through in one (or 14) piece. It was so hard saying "see ya later" to all of our amazing family again, but we were ready to get started on our new life as a family of 3. 

Get it?

Jud has learned to be flexible and sleep in many random places along the way, including his pack 'n play, random beds, chairs, the floor sometimes, his car seat, a rug shop...

 He has also been discovering new things every day like his thumb, feet, eating food, and we think he is starting to teethe!

 He also puts up with this on almost a daily basis. On this particular occasion, we were out with friends and all of the waiters/waitresses from this restaurant crowded around and started playing with our babies. They proceeded to take them away from us and sit them on a nearby motorcycle. I didn't know whether to watch and laugh, or be concerned and protective =/

 Overall, by the grace of God alone we have all been transitioning very well to our new city and home. Thank you for praying for us. More to come!