The gestational journey ends

Thank you, everyone, for sharing advice, for the visits, calls and gifts, and all the well wishes! We're still catching up with baby and sleep so for now, just a quick update :-)  Above is his first passport photo, taken by the hospital's photographer at about a day old. We flew to Bangkok at 35 weeks, since the airlines don't let you travel any later into the pregnancy than that as a precaution against having to deal with a woman in labor on board. Other mothers in Phnom Penh have driven either down to the border at Koh Kong (via a road that goes off the grid for a solid hour, as of 2010), or else up north through Poipet into Aranyaprathet, Thailand, and then bus/train it to Bangkok. But I just didn't think I could handle … [Read more...]