A Saffer's Journey to a First Generation Yank
My name is Roxi. I was born in South Africa and I am 30 years old.
DH and I met in November 2004 and lived together for 4 years before getting married in December 2008. I have been married to DH for 4 years. In 2008 DH's employer asked him to move to New York so he came to stay here for 3 months to get a feel for the city. Those were a tough 3 months to get through but we did it and a year later we made our way together to New York.
For me it was a scary step to take as I have never lived outside of the country. I had only ever been out of the country twice in my life before this, once only off the African continent. I had also never been in weather below -5C (23F), let alone in snow! So landing in February in NYC from mid-summer was a SHOCK to the system. But I luuuurve snowy winter time now. I don't have a drive to shovel so it's still a novelty. I don't like super-cold winters without the snow tho.
Back on topic....
So... When DH & I met, my sister was about 7 months pregnant with my niece. So we had been dating only a couple months when Sydney was born and that was when the baby-bug bit me. DH, however, was FAR from ready to even look at the topic through a telescope, let alone discuss it as a near-future action.
8 years later and we have finally, as of December 2012, embarked on our TTC journey!!