3 Babies in 3 Countries: Japanese Birth Experience-Part 2

Before beginning the rest of the story about my Japanese Birth experience, it is important to note that at ICC they have many, many rules that they did not have at the hospitals I delivered at in Colorado and Germany. One rule was that they do not allow children to visit the newborn in the… Continue reading 3 Babies in 3 Countries: Japanese Birth Experience-Part 2

3 Babies in 3 Countries: Japanese Birth Experience-Part 1

In July 2019, two months prior to Flynn’s arrival we had a permanent change of station (PCS) from Camp Zama, Japan to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. We packed our 2 dogs, 2 girls, and some luggage into our 2 vehicles for a 2 day drive south toward Hiroshima. When we arrived, we stayed in temporary lodging… Continue reading 3 Babies in 3 Countries: Japanese Birth Experience-Part 1

3 Babies in 3 Countries: German Birth Experience

Before I can tell Mackenzy’s birth story, I have to give a little background information and explain the prenatal visits to the German Klinikum in Weiden. So here goes… We moved from Colorado to Germany with Carsyn, who was 17 months at the time, and our two dogs when I was 33 weeks pregnant with… Continue reading 3 Babies in 3 Countries: German Birth Experience

3 Babies in 3 Countries: American Birth Experience

Carsyn is my first and oldest child and her due date was a few days before Christmas. At the time we were living in Colorado Springs, as my husband was stationed at Fort Carson.  As a teacher, I was excited that I had made it to winter break. My pregnancy was relatively uneventful and normal.… Continue reading 3 Babies in 3 Countries: American Birth Experience