Since China ushered in a new Premier a few months ago, the entire city and country had heightened security, both in person and virtually. In addition to the typical firewall (facebook, blogs, google docs) They fully blocked all of Google at times, and many VPN services including our own. After 2 wks stateside and many hours trying to troubleshoot the great firewall of China, my personal tech warrior T got my VPN going again! For a while I was wondering how long we could stay in China- with the internet being my gateway for work (product research, sharing images with clients, etc) I questioned how much longer I could go. There were days I couldn't send or received emails, except through Yahoo, my spam acct from some 15 years ago...
And here we are! Me and baby. 20 pounds more, trotting through the gray cold city, dodging dog poop and wondering when spring will arrive.
I can finally let out a sigh of relief! AFter many phone calls, emails with health insurance, hospitals, doctors, we can really focus and pray for our little one, knowing at least the medical service side of things will be ok. We had an ordeal going through 3 international clinic/hospitals talking to 4 doctors.
Now we spend our evenings going thru stacks of baby/parent/for dummies books learning all sort of interesting, semi-gross and amazing things about how God created bodies to birth. Wow! I have never been so in awe of the human body as a work of design, engineering and art all rolled into one!