Born September 16 in Halong Bay, Vietnam at 8:55pm (9:55am EDT), 3.5 kg.
*pronounced “vee”; We originally named her Phoebe Victoria Warnock, but we found out that at least one part of her full name should be a Vietnamese name in order for Phoebe to gain citizenship in Vietnam (as well as her US citizenship). We chose “Vi” as her middle name. “Vi” doesn’t mean anything specific in Vietnamese, but to us it means “Victoria” 🙂
We were supposed to go to Arizona to visit Tim’s grandma and mom last month. But my doctor advised me not to take long flights and I was really busy with the construction, I wasn’t able to join Tim.
Grandma is in the assisted living home due to her broken leg and dementia. It’s not easy dealing with all of these issues at the same time. Everyone tried to find a good place which is able to provide a good care for grandma. Tim and Michael are working together to fix grandma’s house and everyone hopes for her recovery and home coming soon. Get well soon grandma 👵 💓
The hospital where I plan to give birth offers prenatal classes every Saturday morning. It is very helpful and informative. Last Saturday, I was taught how to take bath, give massage and clean for the baby. It is a lot to remember and Tim has a lot to catch up once he’s here 😆
So far, I gained more or less 6kg and got some discomfort from the 3rd trimester pregnancy. I think I need more exercise like walking and some massage 😎. 8 more weeks to go… 💕
So Facebook reminded me today that it’s 9 YEARS of friendship between me and Tim. It’s kinda funny how many things happened during this time and how miracle it was that we are now together despite the big distance and too little time we met before all of these things: flirting, serious dating, marriage, pregnant, building homestay together, and so much more… All of that is just within more or less 10 months. 😱💕
Next month I’ll be back in the US on some job interviews. Hopefully Hòa will be able to travel in June. The baby is getting bigger and bigger, and from I can tell she has her Mom’s lips and maybe Dad’s nose, but it’s hard to tell just yet 🙂
I’m going to miss the relaxing day-to-day in Ha Long, especially the constant supply of juice and tea from Hoa’s Mom. Even on days she can’t be here, she comes over early in the morning and makes us a bunch of juice and tea. We woke up to this one morning:
More than 5 years working in the Philippines with a lot of tears, sweat, laughter and happiness, it’s time to say goodbye to my CleverAds Philippines family. All the good memories will stay in my heart ❤️
I’m glad that Tim finally met my team on my last day. Can’t wait to start the new chapter of our life in Halong 🥰😘