Our Happily Ever After: UPDATE

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This post is LONG overdue! The last time I did a post I was still a Floridian. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I’m now a European! Somewhat. We’re still adjusting 🙂 Here’s what happened since the last post…

On July 30th, we got in my little Corolla started our long road trip from Florida to Minnesota. Imagine my anxiety being in a car with a 5 1/2 month old for 24 hours! We decided to split the trip into 3 days so it wouldn’t be so hard on little Ittybot. He did great! The little boy is such a trooper! He only had a handful of baby fits but he was just letting us know that he’s had it for the day. He gave us a good 8-10 hours each day. Can’t complain about that — that was about my max point too!

Ittybot’s first plane ride!! His first trip was to, wait for it…VEGAS!! You can say we’re starting his party animal ways early. Our family vacation took place in Vegas this year and there was no way I was getting away with not attending, so we went with it. It didn’t turn out as bad as I had imagined. There were more strollers there than I thought! I wasn’t the only crazy parent! We had a good time, just take a look!

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And here we are now…in the Netherlands! Jet lag has Ittybot up in the wee hours of the night. I’m still coping with the culture shock but I think I’ll be ok since I found a chinatown in a neighboring city.

We are still apartment hunting which has been a daunting task. Apartments are rather pricey for a small space. I’m not sure if I want to put a lot money in a place when I have an extensive list of places I’d like to visit! Throw in the fact that I will be a stay at home mom makes it more of a sticky situation. I could go back to work but then with the cost of daycare, I probably won’t be taking home all that much. I wanted to stay home with my baby boy and watch him grow the first couple of years. It’s something the Mr. and I have always discussed. We want to be the ones that raise him the first couple of years – not grandma, not a nanny, not a daycare provider…us. We’ll see if we stick to the same agenda…

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