B is for... Belated Announcement and IWSG

B is for... not quite the same as the title... Baby!

Yup, announcement number two, as I shared it on the Forum, is that we're expecting!

I was going to share a photo of the lovely crochet layette an aunt made, but as you can imagine, all our stuff is either still packed or back home, waiting to be shipped.

But I will be busy on websites like this one:

If you have advice, feel free!
Especially all you IWSGers - I'm feeling more insecure about this than about writing!


Leslie S. Rose said…
Denise Covey said…
Oh Deniz, so sweet! No need to feel insecure about babies. Plenty of us have managed to have them and not ruin them, ha ha. But it is the best news! Enjoy every moment. And I hope you aren't plagued by the dreaded morning sickness!

Donna Hole said…
Oh, good luck with learning the ways of a new culture Deniz. I moved to Germany, lived on the economy for a while; but luckily I was on a military base most of the time and didn't have to learn German. I suck at languages.

Packing is so frustrating. Always lose something in the mix. Good luck with your new adventures.

Hi Deniz .. no wonder you've been longing to tell us so much good news .. yay for wonderful baby news .. have a happy time til the little soul springs out .. what fun - congratulations to you both ..

Cheers Hilary
Alex Hurst said…
Wow! Congratulations! Have an easy, happy pregnancy, and may he or she arrive in full splendor! ^_^

Alex Hurst, fantasy author in Japan. "B is for Books" is my current post.
Linda G. said…
Woo-hoo! Advice? Go with the flow and enjoy the ride! And try not to stress about doing everything "right"--just love the little bundle, and all will be well. :)
Nicole said…
Wow, congratulations! That's great news. And moving to Geneva sounds both fun and overwhelming. Good luck!
J Hanna said…
Well I am glad you are expecting. I am sure if will give you more material for your next book. I hope you are enjoying the A to Z Challenge.

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Whoo-hoo! Congratulations!!

D.B. McNicol
Romance & Mystery...writing my life
Inger said…
Stopping by from the A to Z, I'm wishing you all the best. Congratulations!
Anonymous said…
YAY! Congratulations! Baby announcements are the best!

Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
My A to Z
Caring for My Veteran
S.P. Bowers said…
Will all of your A-Z contain such announcements? I expect you'll be tired by the end of the month.
Kate Larkindale said…
Congratulations! I'm not sure you'll be able to top that one!
Anonymous said…
Congrats. That's a great B.
J.L. Campbell said…
All I have right now are congrats for you and yours!
J.L. Murphey said…
Baby still healthy and happy?
WoW! Congratulations! So much going on in your life. I'm so happy for you! :)
LR said…
Wow, Deniz!

Any chance that your W post will be "Whirlwind"?!?!?

I have a lot of baby and mothering advice (and, as you probably guessed, most of it is non-traditional!).

!3 years or so ago, before Jeremiah was born, our midwife Stacey gave us this lovely bit of advice: "No matter how well you think you know who this baby is going to be, you don't."

It's so true. I look at my 12 and 9 year olds now; I never could have imagined the fascinating, whole people they have been since birth, or the ways in which they would evolve.

Another is this, from unschooling mom and writer Sandra Dodd, especially good with kids who are mobile:

Envision your "nos" as tickets in a book. You only get to use a certain number, and then they're gone. That number has to last until your child is grown, so it's best not to use them thoughtlessly, or when you could say yes, or find an alternative.

That's one I wish I had known when my kids were smaller. I seldom say no, or need to, now, but I did a LOT when they were toddlers. If I had used my imagination, instead, and loosened up, life would have been a lot sweeter, for all of us.

It's normal to feel insecure about such a huge and lifelong change. You've got months, though, to ease into the idea. My very best advice?

Keep a playful and happy spirit. Babies and children can be challenging, but there's nothing like being there at the outset of someone's life, and seeing how that infant self translates through the years!

Best of luck, health, and happiness to you! =)
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks so much everyone!!
Love the advice to say no less often :-)

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