Tagged with pregnancy

Signs you are on baby #3

– You pee on the stick and immediately gain ten pounds. – You start wearing maternity clothes at about 8 weeks. – By month 5, people are already asking if you are close to giving birth. – With your first, you knew how far along you were to the day.  Second was to the month.  … Continue reading

You are (too) skinny.

(In order to fully understand this post, make sure you read my previous post on the topic, You are fat.) This is the comment that I get daily.  “Wow, you are getting skinny.” Now most would think that is a compliment.  But I can tell that it isn’t meant that way because when I say … Continue reading

Delivery wishes – Birth plan

The purpose of this blog is to share our experience as a little American family living in Beirut.  I save work and ministry stories for our newsletters.  I upload bajillions of pictures of our girls on facebook.  But the blog is mostly for my thoughts and experiences related to life in Lebanon. This is one … Continue reading

Belly tales

An obviously pregnant belly really brings out the best in people here.  I rarely wait in lines, have a hard time convincing people I can carry my own grocery bags, and am given lots of blessings as I go about my way. The other day I was waiting by the side of the road for … Continue reading

Inshallah Sabi

“God willing, it will be a boy!” Before we knew Isla was a girl, this is what everyone told me.  Friends, acquaintances, strangers on the street, all offered their prayers that the baby in my belly would be born a boy.  Even after we knew she was a girl, I had a few people tell … Continue reading

You are fat.

There.  Now that the big announcement is out of the way ;) I can post this blog I’ve been wanting to write for the past month! :) When we arrived back in Beirut, I was about 8 weeks pregnant.  I hadn’t seen a doctor yet, so we hadn’t told anyone yet except our immediate family … Continue reading

Healthcare in Lebanon

Since becoming pregnant, I’ve had lots of people ask about (and express concern about!) what the doctor/hospital situation is like here.  Thought I’d share a bit of my experience this week, because it was such a surprise to me!  Now I have no idea if this story is just the way my doctor/hospital runs, or … Continue reading

Baby bump

For those of you not on Facebook….. (first off, though, WHY are you not on Facebook?!?!?  :))

a chai is totally worth some tears

I’ve never been much of a crier.  Not to say I don’t cry, but usually it’s about big things (and yes, videos of soldiers coming home from Iraq and surprising their children definitely count as big). Not sure if it’s the pregnancy or living in a foreign country far from home, but I find myself … Continue reading