It's been a long time since I've seen this space. Well, a long time since I've seen this space and been able to actually post what I've written.
Life in our little family is going quite well overseas, but I am currently on a short hiatus from our foreign home to have our baby! I flew 22 hours last Wednesday - at 35 weeks pregnant - to make it back to our little hometown to await the arrival of our sweet daughter... yes, daughter! (Oh and if you're wondering if extremely pregnant women get upgraded to empty seats in first class like I was, they don't.) Josh is flying back on November 7 and our little Piper Grace should be here some time around the 21st of November.
I've taken several pics of 'the bump' along the way, and I just wanted a place to compile them. Now that I'm back in the US and I think blogging is ok for a couple of months, I'm going to go ahead and post a few here :)
I hope you're all doing well! It's exciting to be able to share a little bit of life with you, again :)
When I first felt like I kinda maybe sorta saw a bump.
This is when people started giving up their seats for me on the bus :)
20 weeks! Halfway!
On my way to a baby shower thrown by my friends.
This is also the day Josh felt Piper kick for the first time :)
It's also the only time I have ever worn red lipstick during our time overseas, ha!
Walking on the Boulevard.
In Istanbul on the Sea of Marmara
33 weeks and a belly button that popped!
Josh made it home when I was exactly 38 weeks pregnant!
We had some unnaturally beautiful weather in November, so Josh and Brad hung Christmas lights and I sat outside and watched.
Sometime in the 39th week, Josh and I started walking to the movie theater that was two miles away to see movies. Partially because we are walkers now that we live in a big city AND, we totally wanted to 'walk that baby out'! It was cold, so I couldn't button my coat all of the way, haha.
Posing with my 'big' sister. She was already working on her bond with Piper :)
The last pictures I have of my bump are shadows. These pictures were taken at 39 weeks 4 days into my pregnancy. Piper came two days later!