The Adventures We Have

So, this whole living overseas thing never gets normal.

We’ve been needing to go to the doctor and dentist for a while. Me, because my teeth are TERRIBLE. Josh, because his never ending stomach issues continue to get worse. We could have done these appointments in our city…. but (1) I had no idea what to expect from the dentist and (2) doctor appointments are hard in a foreign language. In the capital we knew there was an American-like dentist and a hospital with english speaking docs. We called Tuesday to make appointments and left Wednesday to come. Talk about last minute! But our friends were going to be out of town so we could stay at their place and not disturb anyone at 4am when little man wakes up to eat.

Well, we came on Wednesday morning…. and we’re still here. Yep. Josh’s appointment was first and after some tests it turned into a second appointment, which turned into a third appointment with more tests, which turned into a fourth tomorrow and probably more tests in a few weeks (he’ll be coming alone. it’s hard on Lincoln!). Crazy. But at least we’re in a country with really good healthcare where they can do tests and try to figure out what he has (doctor number 8). And he’s checking things that no one ever has before, so maybe we’ll get some answers, right? And, I totally love that he has to keep going back to the hospital because the translators who always help us are amazing. I totally just go hand out with them while Josh is in with the doctor. They’re the same ones who helped translate when Lincoln was born and helped with things after that too. LOVE them.

Anyway. I went to the dentist. It’s been a little over 2 years since I’ve been and I was terrified. I have the most horrible teeth in the world. I can’t even tell you how many fillings I’ve had in my lifetime. So, I went. And I only had one little one! That’s a big deal for me. Then she says, it’s small and not very deep, I think we can do it without anesthesia. What?!?! I didn’t know that was even an option in dental work. But sure, you’re the dentist. It wasn’t the most comfortable experience in my life, but it did take way less time and I could eat and talk like a normal person afterwards. And the filling and cleaning combined cost less than a normal cleaning in the states. Awesome.

Now that we’ve been stuck in the capital for a few extra days, we have gotten to hit up every mall we used to frequent and eat lots of yummy food that we’ve missed. And H&M had really cheap baby hats for winter, so of course we bought 2 🙂 Pictures to come. But for now:

We started cloth diapering recently (not while we’re out of town, of course) and we really like them. He looks like such a big boy!

Until next time…

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