Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a series about an expat mother’s experiences in Korea.
Read Part 1
By Ms. V
You may remember that when I arrived in country I was 32 weeks pregnant, which should have meant I was giving birth about eight weeks after we arrived. Alas, I remained pregnant for ten weeks after our arrival, giving birth at nearly 42 weeks. It was June, in Seoul, hot and dusty as could be, and my belly just kept getting bigger and bigger. It was as if someone was sprinkling baby fertilizer on it while I slept. By 41+ weeks my doctor was beginning to contemplate ways to get things going, but thankfully, mercifully, the little one decided he was finally ready to face the world at 41 weeks, five days.