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Our B.V.I. Adventure is designed to give our family, friends and any other interested followers a look into the life of two expatriates making their way on the island of Tortola. Tortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands.

So, why did we move 2,000 miles away from our home in Knoxville, Tennessee? Michael accepted a position as the director of retail and international sales for a Caribbean clothing brand.



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Friday, May 20, 2011

Our Baby Adventure!

We have some exciting news to share with Our BVI Adventure readers...  Michael and I are expecting a baby! My due date is October 20th, which we just had to write in the sand in true BVI fashion. 

I have a wonderful doctor here on the island.  A lot of people have asked me about the level of care available here, and so far my prenatal care has been more than adequate.  However, for the birth of the baby, my doctor has advised me that we should go to either the primary labor and delivery hospital in San Juan or a hospital in the United States, if insurance allows.  Michael was disappointed; he thought we could do a water birth at Smuggler's Cove.  (Kidding!)  More seriously, there is a large community of expat women on Tortola who've followed a similar track with their pregnancies, which I find especially comforting.

Michael and I couldn't be more excited.  We're thrilled, actually!  We were able to share the news in person with my sister when she visited a few months ago.  She was shocked, but extremely receptive to becoming an aunt.  She will be the world's greatest, no doubt!  We told the other family members via Skype, which was also a lot of fun!

I hope this news explains my sporadic blogging over the last few months.  Now that I'm through the first trimester, I am returning to my regular posting schedule (if you can even call it that!)  While this blog will remain a blog about our BVI adventures, I can't promise that a few baby adventure posts won't creep in.  Just rest assured that I won't be posting any baby bump photos that resemble this one!  :)


Richard said...

Congratulations, are you hoping for a little drummer boy or a baby ga ga

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! I work at a doctor's office where both Michael's dad and grandmother are patients and they've got me hooked on following your adventure. I'm also a new mom (my son is 10 months old). I'm so excited for you both!

BVIexcited said...

Congratulations! We love your blog and have found it so useful in helping us reach a decision to move to the BVI in a few months time - thank you!

Marie said...

I have been following your blog for a while (but I can't remember how exactly I got to it ;-( My MIL lives in the island, we visit every summer. So maybe that is how I 'landed' on your blog. Anyway, just wanted to say Congratulations, and who knows, we may bump into each other next time we are visiting in July.
Take care, and greetings from Switzerland,

Anonymous said...

It would be great to get an update on how things are going with you guys...........its been a long time.