Brown and blue

Monday, December 20, 2010

You want me to move where?

Earlier this fall, Josh was working on the 3rd shift to help with a sprayer going into production. We would see each other briefly as he would be getting home from work and I would be on my way out the door to work. 

One morning he calls and asks if I would be home for a while because his boss's boss had pulled him into his office and he had something he needed to talk to me about.  I immediately feel sick to my stomach, thinking the worst. 

When he got home he tells me that he has been asked if he would be interested in taking a position in Horst.  Horst, where there heck is that?  It is in the Netherlands. Instantly, I tear up.  We talk for a while and basically come to the conclusion, that this is something that you can't say no to.  Keep in mind this is 7 AM and I now have to go off to work.  How am I going to get anything done?

I cried pretty much the entire way to work. I can't believe it, what terrible timing.  We're going to have a baby and they want us to move half way around the country.  Needless to say, I didn't get much work done that day!

After much waiting over the next few weeks, we find out that yes this is a for sure thing and Josh's work would like us to move over to the Netherlands in January.  He will go from being an engineer to a supervisor of engineers.  So not only is this a chance of a life time but this is a promotion as well.

So what does this mean for us?  It means that we pack up two 3 X 3 boxes, a couple suitcases, and our dog, and leave our house and cars here.  We will be there for about 18 months.

It is now late December and Josh has been traveling back and forth to Horst and we still do not have much more information. So far from his time over there, he seems to really like it.  All of the people are very nice and the country is beautiful. 

During his most recent trip, he received his first official document stating that the approval is in the works and the immigration process can take any where from 1 to 4 months. 

Now what, well we continue to wait. I am no longer working.  We are getting all of the babies things bought and set up for the baby room here.  We may or may not be having the baby here depending on the timing of everything.  Josh will continue to travel back and forth until the whole process is complete usually a week or 10 days at a time.

More to come...

Pink or Blue

In Mid October we had our ultrasound to make sure everything was going OK and of course to find out what we were having.  There was no question in either of our minds, we we're going to find out!!

For Months, I thought we are having a girl.  I kept asking Josh what he thought and he thought the same.  The week of the ultrasound I asked him again and he changed his mind to a boy. I am still dead set on the fact we are having a girl. Everyone I talk to thinks it is a girl and I even have girl names picked out!

We go into the ultrasound and see all these amazing little pictures, we see, hands feet, arms, legs and guess what else we see.  A little penis. I am totally shocked, I can not believe it!  It's a BOY!!!

It takes me days to really get it into my head that we're having a boy even with the proof on that little ultrasound picture.

All A-Board!

With baby number 1 on the way and a move to a new country we decided we would create a blog so everyone can keep track of all the new and exciting things going on in our lives. 

Here is a little background of what has been happening so far. 
In June, Josh and I decided that we were ready to add on to our family.  Josh was almost done with school and I have been ready since the day we got married.  Little did we know it would happen so quickly.  The very next month I took test after test, all coming back with a "sort of" blue line saying you could be pregnant.  Each test looked like maybe you are pregnant, maybe you're not.  Finally after about 4 tests, I got smart and I bought one that says either YES or NO. 

Josh was outside mowing the lawn and I just couldn't wait to pee on another stick.  It immediately said YES.  I ran outside and told him, we both just couldn't believe it.  I started doing the math and thought uh-oh, the baby is going to be born in March, Josh is not done with school until the end of April.  Maybe we should have waited one more month... We we're so excited it didn't matter.  Josh would wait to finish classes if he had to.

We bought debated for a long time about how and when to tell our families.  I have a big mouth and wanted to tell right away.  Josh, the more rational one, thought we should wait until we had our first doctors appointment.  He won of course! 

I looked all over for fun ways to tell your family. Here is what I came up with  I bought a shirt that says "Baby On Board" and found a little poem that we created into a wine label.

Bare Foot’s Baby Fausch

I do not have a face to see,
Or put inside a frame.
I do not have soft cheeks to kiss,
I don't yet have a name.
You can't yet hold my tiny hands,
Nor whisper in my ear.
It's still too soon to sing a song,
Or cuddle me so near.
But all will change come April,
That’s when they say I'm due.
I'm your new grandson or granddaughter;
I can't wait till I meet you.
All I ask between now and then
Is your patience while I grow.
I promise I'll be worth the wait,
Because of all the love we'll know.
So what I have to give you now,
Is a wish to you from me.
I cannot wait to be a part
Of this wonderful family.