Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We Made It

We left Seattle on Sunday evening March 8, catching a flight out of Seattle at 7:00pm. We had a bit of an adventure making our connecting flight in LA, the flight that would take us to Fiji where we made another connection to our flight to Efate Island, Vanuatu.. All ended well and we enjoyed a flight somewhat longer than 10 hours, most of which we spent stretched out on our own rows of seats.

It was still early in the day here Tuesday when we arrived. We settled in to our room a bit and then headed into town on foot, mainly to keep ourselves from falling asleep. A heavy rainstorm had moved in but it seemed it would go on for a while so we borrowed umbrellas and off we went. The rain was absolutely torrential. We explored town a bit as best we could and bought a few items including a very large avocado at the market. On our second day we checked went by the hospital to introduce ourselves and announce our arrival. We spent the rest of the day at Hideaway Island, a nearby snorkeling sport. This proved to be an unfortunate move, as we ended up missing the birth of triplets, the first of which was born breech, followed by her two vertex (head first) sisters. All were a very decent size in the 2200-2500g range, and we did get to at least see the babies and their mom the next day.

Photos from our first day are at:


  1. I love the picture of you with the giant avocado! Looks like heaven!

  2. Hi Tina,

    I read through your entries and thoroughly enjoyed them. I'm attending NCNM in the fall, but also visited Bastyr. I'm planning to become a naturopathic midwife, so I was fascinated to read your first-hand experiences. I am trying to absorb as much information as possible and get a clearer idea about midwifery while waiting for school to start. So, thanks for your great blog!