Monthly Archives: January 2013

Leaving Paradise

So, eventually we had to leave our tropical paradise home and return to our beloved Iowa.  The short version is that we were blessed with a new member of our family.  Unfortunately, early ultrasounds revealed that, she, like Lillia, had hydrocephalus.  She would need brain surgery shortly after birth and then need several follow ups throughout the year.  The closest pediatric neurosurgeon was in the Philippines.  We could not figure out a way for it to work, so I started looking for jobs in Iowa.  I found a great job in a great little Iowa town and could not pass up on the opportunity.

It was hard to leave Saipan, but we are thrilled to start our new life in Humboldt.  I could probably devote a whole blog to that last sentence, but I won’t, because too much sentimentality gives me a headache.  I stead I will just write a little about how we are doing now.  Eliza was born on November 26 and, miraculously, did not have to have the shunt surgery.  Essentially, her head inexplicably fixed itself, which we chalk up to divine miracle.  All in all she is pretty healthy.  Although she has several abnormalities, none of them pose a significant threat to her health.  Also, of less importance, she is cute.

My next Few entries will probably backtrack to some of the things we missed.  Thanks for visiting!