Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Babies and parents and instagram - oh my!


Pregnant in Berlin
The night of the test. We think this is...good news?
After sitting on the news for a whole month - a record for us - we finally told everyone what is up with my not drinking. Preggers.

Though initially terrified (seriously check those faces), we are getting towards the wildly excited end and are doing our best to figure out how to have a a baby in Germany. I am freaking out and keeping the US family informed on a tumblr of random at In Berlin, Baby. If you too find yourself interested in why we have considered the name Clovis for our offspring or what movies we are watching to prepare (movies are the new books, right?) - head on over.

On the other end of the spectrum, the parents are coming! Once again, my brave parents are trekking over the ocean from the American west coast and this time landing in Copenhagen. I will be meeting them up there where we are sure to cry and be fools saying hi again for the first time in almost a year. Ian will meet us the next day in Hamburg and then we will finally show them our new home in Berlin. Thought they've seen it on TV, this will be their first viewing in person. I hope they like it, and will forgive us the stairs.
travel in Europe

We'll be taking advantage of European adventuring taking trips to see my cousins in Zurich, our foreign exchange student studying in Frankfurt, dodging into France for a bit and taking a trip for pottery into Poland.And of course we'll be touring more of our favorite city - BERLIN! I will have to put together a comprehensive list of "Where to take your parents in Berlin" sometime, maybe for my new about.com job or on EasyExpat.

In any case, I have so enjoyed posting more useful stuff on this blog about places in the city and travel in Europe and will get away from this icky personal stuff again soon. But for now, thanks for allowing me to announce all of our happenings.

If you want to see where these next few weeks take us, I'll be posting snippets on instagram, check out the picture post archive - ah! and have a slew of scheduled posts for about.com Germany Travel. For now, we'll just keep jumping

Pregnant Abroad jump gif

6 comments:

Deanna Herrmann said...

Congrats again! So exciting and yiur faces are both better than mine was when I found out. My husband thought I was going to faint. Haha. And that gif at the end is hilarious!

click clack gorilla said...

WHOA!! Congratulations!!

BavarianSojourn said...

Congrats on your news, that's fantastic! Lived in CPH for two years before here, let me know if you need any tips! :)

ebe porter said...

Thanks for the baby love all! We are still feeling pretty overwhelmed, but have had a little time since this picture was taken.

I am already stalking all of your blogs, and am going back into your archives to glean your best tips.

Jan said...

Congratulations! :) From what I have heard from my coworkers, Germany is a great place to have a baby!

ebe porter said...

Thanks Jan! We are now officially excited and almost ready to tackle the mounds of German paperwork. Oh boy.

We're Back in Berlin Ja!

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