Throughout my pregnancy I kept a journal both in the handwritten/notebook format and online - I look back now at these as precious records of how we bought little Xavier Grayson into the world and became a family of three.
Xavier is now 2 weeks and 2 days old and it's time to start his baby journal.....My husband and I met a little more than eight years ago here in Tokyo when we were both working for the same company right after we had each finished our undergraduate degrees. Intrigued by this warm, curious and life-loving man from Canada (& presumably he was charmed by my Australian accent and equally adventurous views on life!) we began a friendship that soon developed into a wonderful relationship. He proposed to me on a trip to London in 2002 and we were married in my hometown, Melbourne Australia, in 2003 about 5 years after we first met.
We have only ever lived our lives together here in Tokyo and although we do not plan to remain permanently in Japan, for now this is our home and we love the cultural richness we experience every day. Prior to having Xavier I worked for a US investment bank here (now on maternity leave) and my husband is completing his PhD in International Relations as well as working for local government and his university.
Posting before Xavier wakes up!