191 Days Left…

…Until life as we know it is changed forever – when we finally get to see in person the cute little baby God has given us. Yep, that’s right, we’re pregnant!

Just this morning we got to see via ultrasound the little guy squirming around and kicking. And we found out that I’m further along than we thought – 13 weeks now! So, 1 trimester down and 2 to go!

We’re thankful that everyone is healthy and that the baby seems to be growing faster than me. 🙂 

Because of some health concerns (a mild congenital heart defect) and this being our first baby, we’ve decided to head back to the States for the delivery. So, we are planning to return in April (in time for Easter!) and come back to Zambia the end of July, with the big day coming sometime around June 10th.

For now, enjoy this 5-hour old picture of “the little passenger” and also the first in the “Baby Bump” series.

The image on the left shows the cutest little head and belly you ever did see!

The Bump - 13 Weeks

16 responses to “191 Days Left…

  1. Oh my goodness Kristen. Awesome!!! When I first looked at the picture I thought, “AHHHHH, TWINS.” But then I remembered you probably only have one uterus – and got my senses back. So excited for you! I had so many reservations before we came back from home assignment about how I was going to raise my kids here. But, let me tell you – it’s awesome! They are totally thriving. You are going to love raising your kids in Zambia! Can’t wait to watch your belly grow! Love you!

  2. Wonderful blessings! So happy for you.

  3. Bump is right! We are very excited to see ALL of you!!!

  4. Awesome! Can’t wait for future “bum” pics.

  5. Loved reading the announcement & seeing the 1st pic of the baby bump! Just so exciting!

  6. congratulations Kristin, so happy for you guys. 🙂

  7. Wondered when this would be coming – Congratulations!!!!!!

  8. I thought TWINS at first too. 🙂 Congrats you guys!!!

  9. SO HAPPY FOR YOU TWO!!! I’ve been awaiting the “official” announcement…word traveled via Nan a good bit ago, but I’ve just been anxious to hear it from you 🙂


  11. Yay! Yay! Yay! Congratulations! So excited for you guys (or is it Ya’ll?)

  12. Nelson and Linda Reed

    Wonderful News! Congratulations! We rejoice with you. Just read your great prayer letter and thought to myself, “Wonder when Derek and Kristen are going to become loving parents?” Now we know! Praying God’s blessing and favor be exceedingly and abundantly poured out upon you three.

  13. Whoot! You’re baby bump picture is so cute – except there’s no bump – you look great, Kristin!!!!

  14. Oh my! What a blessing from God! Hurray and congratulations! I am so excited for you. And to think – all of those other blessings that happened during Trimester 1 – God sustained you greatly! Praise Him! More blessing to follow. 🙂

  15. AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is all I can come up with!!!! So again, AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re coming home! And you’re having a baby! And you look FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Congratulations! So happy for you guys!!

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