Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What We're Expecting: A Baby!

We're going to be parents....WOOHOO!

Last year we made the decision to not put our life on hold just because this whole China thing came into view. As such, we jumped head first into two major life changing events simultaneously. This August we'll become a family of three...if the stress about everything doesn't kill off the father first, thus knocking the tally down to two.

Don't expect a solid answer if you ask about our plans to deliver the baby in China. Right now we are assuming the Chinese know a thing or two about having babies; they seem to do it from time to time. Another option is to load Shayne on a plane for a couple months of "maternity leave" in July. Luckily, we have a few months to figure that out.

One agenda item for the home finding trip (which begins tomorrow - YIKES) is to check out the local hospital scene. We are not experts on gauging the quality of medical care, especially from a cursory tour. We're hoping to at least get enough information to start putting together a plan for our summer.

One more thing, because I simply can't resist:

This baby is Vitale approved


  1. I'm so happy for you guys!!! Congrats:)

  2. How exciting!!! Congratulations!!

  3. Congrats Clif and Shayne! How very very exciting! I am happy for you both. Best wishes on your new adventure in China and with parenthood....it will be an amazing journey.

  4. YAY! Congrats you guys!

  5. Dude, intense! Congratulations on so many big changes!!!