Monday, September 8, 2014

Pregnancy Hiatus



I keep thinking about this blog.

I love tracking our adventures in Berlin and beyond here and have a stack of posts on our recent trip to Manchester and northern UK in my head, but have failed to get them to the page in any kind of timely fashion. Like many bloggers, life seems to be interfering.

I have this growth - a parasite really. Over the last 8 months our fascination with this bizarre being has grown to approach something like love. We're having a baby. I still can't get over it.

Us


Night we found out

Baby


Crazy 3D scan


We're having a baby.


Literally taking up some of our time is going to doctor's appointments and buying items to house/clean/feed it, but the biggest time thief has been how much time we've spent thinking about the baby. I'll think about writing about Manchester (finally done!)...until my mind meanders back to how weird it was to be palling around with my pregnant friend and how travel will be a bit different in the future.

That doesn't mean I haven't been writing at all. Besides my worky expat stuff on about.com, EasyExpat, Insiders Abroad & German-Way, I started a pregnancy blog, In berlin, baby.

I've written

So I'm thinking of you blog, and I'll write more in you soon. But my mind is clearly focused a little inward right now.

(p.s. I am devouring posts from other expats who've given birth in Germany so if you have a piece I should read or just a bit of advice as a lady who has been there, please leave me a comment or drop me a line at ianandebe {at} gmail {dot} com. )

Update

We have a baby! 

Matilda Berlin was born on November 7th at 12:31pm and it went pretty freakin' amazing! We are simply over the moon and are totally in love with this little being. But with a little bear like this, can you blame us?

Having a baby in Germany

7 comments:

~ cheryl said...

I've missed your blog and stories of your adventures - but understand your change of focus. There are a limited number of hours available each day and you do a good balancing act of juggling those hours to pack a lot of happenings into every day. Besides 'in Berlin, baby' is hilarious!!

Frau Dietz (Eating Wiesbaden) said...

I wish I'd kept up my pregnancy blog, I'd love to have a look back on it now (I only got as far as repeatedly freaking out over and over again). I'll email you when the Mini Dietz gives me a moment, but in the meantime I'd recommend having a root through Click Clack Gorilla's archives if you haven't already - she wrote some pretty awesome pregnancy stuff (and a very, um, detailed birth story), and lots of baby stuff too...

p.s. EIGHT MONTHS?? How did that happen?!!

ebe porter said...

Thanks cheryl! I certainly feel like I am writing all day, everyday, but not always about what I want to write about.

You're telling me Frau Dietz. I've been saying 7 months (in itself quite an adjustment) for ages and suddenly realized I am steadily making me way through month 8. Cripes. And I would love to get more of your wonderful tips! Send 'em over :)

I have done some clicking and saving of Click Clack Gorillas posts but not recently. I feel like I have only been prepared to read up to the point I am at, but the end is near.

The Diplomatic Wife said...

Congratulations sweety! I read this super interesting article which makes me so wanna give birth and raise a child here in Berlin!

http://joannagoddard.blogspot.de/2014/07/20-surprising-things-about-parenting-in.html

ebe porter said...

Thanks Dipo Wife! Love this series and Wednesday Chef always has such a beautiful perspective.

Spudnik said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wow. Delighted for ye! If there's anything i can do, any help you need, old clothes, advice, drinking buddy (because you will both want to go drinking), just let me know!!
xx

ebe porter said...

Thanks so much sir! We're over the moon. And undoubtedly in need of more parenting drinking buddies. Bis dann...

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We're Back in Berlin Ja!
ebe & ian at Yak-toberfest 2008