Coming Soon: Diplobaby


baby shower, pregnancy portrait, pregnancy announcement, diplobabyIn two months and some change, Kail and I will become parents to our very own diplobaby boy. We’re so excited and already in love with this little person we have yet to meet.I can’t even explain what my happiness has felt like throughout my pregnancy. (I mean, I could make an attempt, given that I’m trying to be a writer and all, but it’s just too hard right now what with pregnancy brain.)baby shower, pregnancy portrait, pregnancy announcement, diplobabyI love being pregnant. I know it’s not over yet, and I could be jinxing myself as I type these very words, but I have felt great throughout my pregnancy. Minus some exhaustion early on, which I didn’t know was pregnancy-related and thought was just because of work, I have not had any bad symptoms or complications. ***Knocks on wood***.I mean no morning sickness or food aversions, still sleeping relatively well, and lots of energy to exercise — I ran regularly through more than half of my pregnancy, and I’ve kept up with spinning, Body Pump, and yoga to date. I know there’s time yet for heartburn, swelling, and other discomforts to develop, but I am so grateful I’ve had it easy for the first seven months.It probably helps that I only worked through 11 weeks of my pregnancy, followed by two months of home leave vacation. And since I returned to Amman several weeks ago, I’ve been in full nesting mode.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, nursery, afterPainting the nursery. (It looks really bright but it’s not that crazy especially in the context of dark laminate flooring, brown closet doors, and dark wood furniture.)La Vie Overseas is about to get a whole lot more exciting! I’m going to take this thing from travel blog to adventures in parenting abroad. Or — also a possibility — several months will elapse before I write again and/or I abandon my blog completely. Could go either way.Kail and I are so filled with joy, and happy to share this news with you.

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I'm Natasha -- writer, runner and wife to a Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Current location: Frankfurt, Germany.

19 thoughts on “Coming Soon: Diplobaby

  1. Congratulations! We’re all so excited to meet the baby especially Xandy. And you look great! Pregnancy looks good on you.


  2. Exciting news! Congratulations. Please don’t discontinue sharing those beautiful photographs of your interesting travels. I truly enjoy hearing about your life abroad. Thank you so much.


  3. Congrats!!! Traveling abroad is fun! You have moments when you look at your child and just shake your head in amazement at how different their childhood is from your own! My big vacations growing up involved motel 6 and that was exciting…..and my daughter asks ‘so what country are we going to now’ when we leave for places (and asks the same thing on home leave/R&R road trips having no concept of state lines yet…lol….yes we’ve been driving 8+ hours and are still in the same country!).


    1. My husband and I are really looking forward to all of the learning experiences our son will have as a result of FS life and travel. There are certainly downsides to uprooting every few years and having to reestablish “home,” not to mention living so far away from family. But it seems there are a lot of upsides as well. Thank you for sharing your experiences!


  4. […] It’s been almost three years since we went diving (since our trip to Cebu) so we’re definitely out of practice and need to take a refresher course. Obviously we didn’t go diving on this last trip, which was in late December, because I was pregnant, but we took the opportunity to celebrate a “babymoon” and enjoy one last vacation alone together before we become parents. […]


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