Lots of changes: where do we go for groceries? Who will be our friends? Will Liem like his new workplace? Will I be able to navigate all the stairs to get to the skytrain when I’m 9 months pregnant??
Usual traffic jam outside our apartment building
Exciting and scary.
We know we are blessed with an amazing start: My pregnant 16+ hour flight from NYC to Hong Kong was bearable, my amazing husband rubbed my back and helped me stretch in the back of the plane every few hours. All while he was sick.
The apartment is amazing: a condo that couldn’t sell, so the owner furnished and rented it to us at a very low price. We are the first occupants, had to take the plastic off the furniture and electronics.
My cousin and his wife have been such a valuable asset to us, showing us the ropes and giving us tips for settling in, and baby advice. They know what we are going through, since they temporarily relocated to Texas a few years ago.
My baby bump at 27 1/2 weeks.
Went to see my new obstetrician yesterday. I was very happy with his knowledge and bedside manners. Very thorough and took his time answering ALL my questions. I know Baby Nguyen will be taken care of. Hospital facilities were amazing! Health care in Thailand is top notch.
Because Liem was getting over a cold, and we were both jet lagged, Liem and I had a lot of time to think. We rely on each other at a whole new level, since it will be just us two for a while as we try to build community.
As we look back on our time in NYC, we think of all the milestones: getting married, amazing friends, amazing church, growing and maturing, The Blind Project… And especially the last few weeks before moving, all the friends who rallied around us, sending us off in love and prayer, family time in Texas. It was a lot to handle emotionally.
We are excited to see what’s in store for us here in BKK.