Most incredible thing I have done! Fidel arrived in August 2017, healthy and happy, to bring love and light to his mom and dad’s lives!
Aside from the absolute joy of having him, I discovered gnarlier sides of being a mom in the US. I was not rehired at a job that has employed me for four years in a row, and in which I thrived and excelled (yearly contract). In short, I was laid off six months into my pregnancy. Additionally, I was offered three different spots for PhD programs, which I had to defer from, and which I was ultimately not able to afford with a family. Not working nor benefitting for maternity, unwilling to search for and start a new job with a newborn/infant at home, my beautiful family and I moved to Brazil, where we are now, closer to my husband’s family. It is warm and light here, Fidel is so happy and growing so fast. As for me: I am ready to get back to my academic and professional pursuits!