I held onto the hope of having a boy as long as I could, but the doctor said it’s time to let it go – this one is definitely going to be a girl. So, in June, we’ll be a family of five: four girls, and one boy (me).
Regardless of the baby’s gender, we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to bring another child into our family. Hopefully she’ll be just as sweet as our other two, and bring us just as much joy. We’re still not exactly sure how this will affect our traveling lifestyle. We certainly don’t have plans to return to the United States permanently, but we’ll probably end up settling in a little longer wherever we go. Or maybe we won’t. I guess we’ll have to see how we feel at the time.
As I mentioned before, this baby will be born in Costa Rica, so will be a citizen of both Costa Rica and the United States, allowing her to have passports from either country and live in either country as long as she chooses.
This will also allow us to become permanent residents of Costa Rica, since we’re related to her. We’re going to wait on the residency process for now, though, because it’s paperwork intensive, expensive, and time consuming, and we don’t think we’ll be staying here much past this year. But if we decide to make Costa Rica a more permanent home, we’ll definitely be applying at that time.
We’re getting more settled into our new home in Escazú, and we’re really liking it here. The pool is a bit cold for swimming this time of year, but the house is cozy, and we love being so close to the conveniences of the city.
I’m also excited that I recently got mentioned by Tim Ferriss on his blog, because of my Music Teacher’s Helper business. Tim Ferris is the author of the very popular book, The 4-Hour Workweek, which was a great help to me in building this business and creating this lifestyle. I’m honored he chose to showcase my story out of so many others.