Mika is awaiting the arrival of her son M. Felix. He is due on April 2nd and simply cannot get here soon enough.
When Eli was born I spent the last few months of my pregnancy painting and decorating his room, buying adorable baby things, going over my birth plan with Matt, and enjoying normal life before everything went topsy turvy.
In the last month of Mika's pregnancy, all of her household goods were packed and shipped of to Germany, she moved in with her mom, her husband left for an Army school causing her birth plan to be re-vamped to substitute her husband for her mom. She can't really buy much because everything she buys for the baby has to fit into 1 suitcase weighing 50lbs or less. She can't decorate a room because their current house is on the market waiting for the perfect buyer and she won't be bringing him "home" to their new home until he is about 2 months old. She can't enjoy "normal" life because everything that was home and every day family life is gone. Although Mika is surrounded by people who love her and support her, things aren't exactly ideal right now.
The sooner little M. Felix, fine his name is actually Mason, is born the sooner the family can reunite in Germany and start settling in their new home, with a new baby, and a new life.
I'm praying that this little guy makes his entry into the world soon, and that all the documentation that needs to arrive in order for the family to fly to Germany will arrive in a speedy manner. I also pray that Mika will have a good birth experience - even without Tom there and that she will have the strength to get through all the hurdles that lay ahead of her. Finally, I'm praying for kindness of people to surround her and make every step of her journey from labor and delivery to travel and arrival in Germany as easy as possible.
I just can't wait for Mason's birthday!