We needed a better way to mount Hudson’s baby monitor when visiting other people’s houses. The curve in the wood was just decorative. I wanted to experiment with alternatives to steam bending wood. Versions 1 through 3 were not my proudest moments, but the final product actually clamps extremely well.
Jay Bates Knob:
Our baby monitor (amazon affiliate):
https://amzn.to/291rBt5They work pretty good, we haven’t had any problems.
I built this closet crib or “Dutch Cupboard Bed” for Hudson. We needed a place for him to sleep in the RV and this was our best option.
I made the guard rail out of solid cherry and used masonite (pressed board) painted on the walls. Lauren (and Hudson) approve!
This is video is for us to remember our birth experience in Costa Rica , but we thought you might enjoy it anyway 🙂
Part 2 of 4: We did our best to remember all of the questions we had going into giving birth abroad. Looking back, we really went out on a limb coming to Costa Rica without visiting first 🙂
Could we pay with a credit card? What about pre-natal visits? Can you get on an airplane 9 months pregnant? Would they let us through customs? What about the language barrier? Were we taking on too much trying to stay in a hotel room (AirBnb) as new parents?
Of course, everything turned out great. Our OBGYN (Dr. Paer), our hospital (CIMA), and our pediatrician (Dra. Castro) all gave us world class care.
Part 1 of 4: Why we chose to give birth abroad, and why we picked Costa Rica as our destination.
1. Dual citizenship for our son.
2. Permanent residency for us.
3. We’re not happy with American healthcare system.
4. It was cheaper.
5. Options for travel and living in the future.
In the next video, we’ll talk about how our expectations matched reality.
Our son was born happy and healthy Monday morning at 8:32AM. 6lbs 9oz. The experience here in Costa Rica was extraordinary. We can’t wait to tell you about it!