Justin and I moved to Nicaragua in January of 2008, having just gotten married in 2007. Learn more about our early Nicaraguan adventures here. Our original plan was to live in Nicaragua for a year, evaluate our experience, and then perhaps move back to the States, get desk jobs, set up home in an insanely expensive Boston suburb that we couldn’t afford and procreate. Well, that was my plan. But, as one year crept into two, both Justin and I began to discuss the possibility of having children abroad. I wasn’t getting any younger and the economy in the States wasn’t getting any better. After reviewing numerous birth scenarios (go home now, get jobs, get insurance, get pregnant; get pregnant here, get on a plane back to States for delivery; get over it and just do it), we decided to ignore the one piece of advice that my physician father tried to impart on us during regular visits, “just don’t get pregnant down there.” Four months later, I was pregnant and we were overjoyed. Join us on our journey as we navigate the joys and pitfalls of getting pregnant and parenting in a foreign country.
If you’re thinking about making a similar move, don’t hesitate to post with questions or comments. I’d be more than happy to share my experience. For more detailed information and support, consider a relocation consultation with me. You can reach me by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.