Megan comes back to Kenya from her adventure in the US
Ian’s parents arrive for a visit from Portland:
And, this wonderful loaf in the oven that we are expecting turns 15 weeks new! It is a relief to be over so much of the tiredness and nausea that I have had so far! Some of you have asked how pre-natal appointments go here in Kenya & for the most part, they are very similar to those in the States, at least at the private hospital I go to http://www.agakhanhospitals.org/:
I have a wonderful physician who grew up in Goa, India who sees me for all of my pre-natal visits, and she also delivers all of her own babies. Amazing in this day and age!
This is where I’ll go to deliver and recover:
Looks pretty much like in the States huh? Overall, the cost is less than a delivery in the States, but because our international insurance does not cover maternity (you had to have that well in advance of getting pregnant), we’ll be saving our pennies for the months before the big arrival.
We’ll have a regular appointment the first part of December, and then an ultrasound around the end of December/first part of January where we can find out the gender. I’m still on the fence about finding out the gender—-with a lot of encouragement from my friend Eve to save the “surprise” until the actually day. I told her that a 1 1/2 hour drive to the hospital on the big day was about all of the surprise I needed. What do you all think? Should we or shouldn’t we find out? You know, Ian and I like to play games and place bets on just about everything, even our precious children.