The newest addition to the wickedforeign family arrived on January 31st. After nearly delivering 6 weeks early due to my splendid accident, our little lady ended up being 8 days late. The last 3 months have been a blur of managing a toddler under 2 and a newborn, combating illness after illness (including no fewer than 7 bouts of conjunctivitis and a whooping-cough scare), and remembering what it’s like to never sleep…ever!
I’m happy to say that I’m back, the weather is looking up, and we are ready to hit the road again…plus one! I have no idea what traveling with a toddler and infant will be like but I imagine organization will be key, mixed with a heavy dose of patience and a bottle of wine.
For the foreseeable future, wickedforeign will be relegated to the boundaries of Switzerland. Having a baby abroad requires a substantial amount of paperwork in order to obtain a passport for the child. Until we get her U.S. passport, we are literally unable to leave the country with her. Truth be told, Switzerland is not a bad country to be ‘stuck’ in.
Finally, a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has sent me messages since my accident. My scars have healed tremendously but are still quite apparent. My son points to my forehead now and says “Mama boo boo”. The nerve damage has mostly healed so the majority of the pain on the side of my head is gone. While I’m still a bit nervous to walk up steep hills alone, I am basically back to normal.
If you have been wondering where I have been for the last month, you likely came to one of the following conclusions: 1) I serendipitously took off to some exotic land (given that this is a travel blog and all). … Continue reading →
Fenestrations is a series of photographs documenting the most beautiful, bizarre, and otherwise interesting doors and windows I have stumbled upon in my travels. This is the very first featured photo selected from entries in the Fenestrations Blogger Photo Contest. This photograph was taken … Continue reading →
Fenestrations is a series of photographs documenting the most beautiful, bizarre, and otherwise interesting doors and windows I have stumbled upon in my travels. This is the tropical entryway to my uncles’ home in San Diego. They are like my second set of parents and … Continue reading →
As the clock ticks down to the impending birth of my baby on foreign soil, I have been reviewing all of the information I have gathered about giving birth abroad. Since the process can be a bit scary and certainly intimidating, I thought … Continue reading →
Büsingen am Hochrhein is the official name of a small enclave in northern Switzerland which I recently spent an afternoon visiting. Roughly 3 square miles in size, what makes this “Swiss” town so unique is that it isn’t part of Switzerland at … Continue reading →
This contest is CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos. Do you have any photos of doors or windows that you’ve captured during your travels? Would you like to give your photo greater exposure (pun intended)? If so, I … Continue reading →
The Swiss seem to have a serious pumpkin obsession. Upon moving to Zürich this summer, I began noticing kurbis at the local farmer’s markets by late August. In the United States, we contain our pumpkin love to the weeks between Halloween and Thanksgiving. We … Continue reading →
Just two blocks off Lake Zürich, the view from our kitchen window affords a narrow glimpse of the lake and surrounding mountains. Sadly, most of the other apartment buildings block out what would otherwise be a spectacular panorama. However slight … Continue reading →
Fenestrations is a series of photographs documenting the most beautiful, bizarre, and otherwise interesting doors and windows I have stumbled upon in my travels. Home sweet home. This is the stained glass window in my house in Boston. One of the toughest … Continue reading →