Having a Baby in Ecuador

Is not something I’m doing.  So, that was kind of a rude trick title, huh?

Probably half of you (two people) already know that we are planning on coming back to the US, but the other half of you (the other two who read this blog) might not have been informed on the subject.  At any rate, although we got our visas extended until the end of September and could probably have gotten them extended again, we will instead be coming back in the middle of June.

That probably brings us to your next burning question, where?  We will be flying into Seattle and spending a few weeks in the lovely Evergreen state, hoping for nice weather.  Near the end of June we will be loading up the remaining belongings we own and taking them with us to the Beehive state.  Aaron has just accepted a job offer there, and we will enjoy spending time with friends we haven’t seen in a while and enjoying that strange yellow ball of gas in the sky that we didn’t often see in the Seattle area.  And eating Cafe Rio.  I will be doing a lot of that.

Oh, why are we not staying in Ecuador to have a baby?  Lots of reasons really, but mostly my own personal desire to have a baby at home with a midwife (I’m a weirdo, you already knew that though).  Also there are lots of things here that are doable with two children (I have two hands, so when we walk to town to do any errand we must do, it works) that seem to me to be ridiculously difficult with three, especially if one is a newborn and two will be 4 and 3.  Aaron is sad because he likes it here, and although I do like it here, I am admittedly very excited to use a washing machine, the drive-thru, have hot water at my kitchen sink, an oven, and flushing toilet paper.

So there you have it.  We have a month left in Ecuador.  Also, if anyone wants to take over our lease, unfurnished 4 bed/4 bath super great house at $330/month, let us know.  We may even throw in an almost new fridge.

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11 Responses to Having a Baby in Ecuador

  1. Tracy says:

    I’m excited you will be close by!

  2. Sarah L. says:

    So exciting! Love you, Kelsey! Can’t wait to see you when you come back. 😀

  3. Rachel says:

    Utah? Right after I moved out after living there for four years? Come on.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    If only that house had a washing machine, I’d take it. 😉

  5. Crystal says:

    yeah! i’m so excited you guys decided on utah. we’re still here and will be at least until the fall. so excited to play with you guys when you get here.

  6. Esther says:

    I’m 3.8% excited about this move since that’s the percentage of the year that we will be in hanging-out distance from each other.

  7. Penny says:

    Very cool. Your Mommy will be so happy to have you HOME. Anywhere in the US is HOME. You have tons of fam in UT, so that’s wonderful. So glad you are heading back, but also thrilled you’ve been loving your stay in E. Great for the kids and really sorry Aaron is sad. We love you guys.


  8. brianne says:

    I just want you to know that it has been sunny in Seattle for about 5 days now….and it is even warm enough that we are wearing shorts! It is a poor excuse for moving to Utah. We may still be your friends though! If you are lucky….ha ha.

  9. Leslie says:

    I love all your adventures! Congrats on the job in Utah, and I am sure you and Cafe Rio will be so glad to be reunited and building a thriving relationship :) Looking forward to baby #3!!!! Good luck on your move back.

  10. Heather says:

    Why would you want to flush your toilet paper?

  11. Brittany says:

    I ran across your blog and I was wondering if you could answer a dozen questions for me. My husband and I will be moving to Cuenca or Guayaquil Jan 2013 with a baby on the way in April. Do you know of the clinic or hospital cost or procedures for delivery? And are the living conditions different in every city…. can I get hot water in my kitchen sink in Guayaquil? Can I expect to bring my washer and dryer or is that not even an option?

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