This new adventure began in January when we left our home in Vienna to live close to Chicago as expats. My husband got transferred to work here and we gladly accepted to be part of a big change.
This change came along with good and bad events. My daughter didn't adapt so well and started sleeping really bad at night (being a great sleeper through the night since she was 3,5 months old). Shortly after the news that we were moving I found out I was pregnant and unfortunately right after I was in bed rest due to placenta previa.
Between potty training, new babysitter, new kindergarden, new apartment (yes, we moved right before coming here because we didn't know about this plan yet!) new teacher at daycare and hubby being away we managed somehow to enjoy our last months with family and friends.
We were lucky to visit Ecuador on our way to USA where we enjoyed many days and snuggles at the beach with my family and dearest friends. Being in my home country always brings me joy and I'm always thankful for this opportunity when it comes.
Unfortunately my dad got very sick one week before our trip. This broke my heart in many ways and being 7 months pregnant wasn't easy.
The day came and we flew to Chicago. The weather decided to give us a nice surprise and welcomed us with spring temperatures in the middle of winter. Everything seemed fine. The house (chose by hubby - yes, I trusted him 😁) was perfect for what we needed, and soon we found a daycare that we love!
But depression got here sooner than expected -having dad in the hospital- not knowing what would happen really made me worry and made me sad to not be there for him.
My belly was growing tremendously and it was harder to move around with an active toddler.
We were freezing our bums but spring eventually came, my dad left the hospital and my second baby was born and family came to give us a hand. I can not say I'm 💯% happy to be here but I'm getting there. In case someone is going through the same I wanted to tell you that we can do it and no matter how hard it is, we got this! Stay put 💪🏽and keep going 🏃🏽♀️
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