Liv Hambrett

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Life in Kiel

A (no longer) Pregnant Pause

A week ago, someone we waited what felt like an awfully long time to meet, arrived safe and sound. She is very small, looks a lot like her Dad and is solely and wonderfully responsible for an ongoing retreat into a baby-scented cocoon. I don’t know when next I will write something for this space – hopefully rather soon. I do know that there will be plenty to write about as we find our feet and adjust to being a new family of three.

You can find me over at Young Germany this month, where the topic of conversation is internships in Germany – How to Find an Internship in Germany and Interning in Germany: The Basics – and I was recently over at Daily Life talking about my husband’s decision to take my surname. 

So, I will see you all soon, just not for a little while.

Macht’s gut.


  1. silke

    16 August, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Macht’s auch gut : ) xxx

  2. Crissouli

    16 August, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Congratulations, Liv, to you and your husband, and a very big welcome to your delightful daughter…. You are doing well to be able to take the time to announce the birth in just a week!
    Look forward to following her progress… and yours as a family of three! Exciting times aheaf.

  3. Uta

    16 August, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Big congratulations on the arrival of your little girl! What great news! Enjoy the baby cocoon and the first wonderful and chaotic weeks! I remember it was a feeling like being freshly &
    madly in love and jet-lagged at the same time. All the best for the three of you x

    1. karin@yumandmore

      16 August, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Congratulation Liv and hubby and welcome little Lady xox

  4. silentchase

    16 August, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Glückwunsch ! Eine kleine Kieler Sprotte !! 😀

  5. Meret V

    16 August, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Yay! And congratulations!

  6. Cass

    16 August, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Congratulations all & good job Mama Liv on a safe delivery. It is such a delirious, sleep deprived, magical & love-filled time. Enjoy!

  7. Michael P Whelan

    17 August, 2014 at 12:07 am

    With tear trying to break out of my eyes I say God Bless You and Congratulations. It is always the part of Life that holds the most beautiful moments of what we know is our purpose and meaning of Life. Great job. I am so happy for you
    Love and Thoughts

  8. Anna Ventures

    17 August, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Congratulations!! Wishing you all the best as this new chapter unfolds 🙂

  9. Vanessa Robinson

    17 August, 2014 at 4:24 pm


  10. zalp

    18 August, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch und all the best wishes for the three of you!

  11. Jule

    18 August, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    herzlichen glückwunsch euch dreien und der kleinen einen wunderschönen start ins leben! 😀

  12. James

    19 August, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Congratulations! Hope for some quick naps and peace. 🙂

  13. Karin Petty

    19 August, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Congratulations! Welcome to the world little one

  14. MontgomeryFest

    29 August, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    congratulations to your sweet new family, Liv! have so much fun indulging in this time!

  15. Frau Dietz (Eating Wiesbaden)

    31 August, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Fabulous news – congratulations! Enjoy every second of getting to know your new team member, it’s the most mind-blowing, miraculous ride. And remember this: everything is just a phase 😉

  16. Isa

    2 September, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Those socks are quite sweet, aren’t they. Perhaps the two pairs of socks indicates further ‘Nachwuchs’!? (yes, !? is a blasphemy, but who cares) Have fun with your sprog (s)… sprog sounds awful, it’s just slang, though.

  17. Amy @ the tide that left

    24 November, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your little lady. My son is a week or so older by the looks of things. I hope you’re enjoying every minute with her.

    I’ve been directed to your blog in a comment on another blog (still with me?) and thought I’d check you out because my husband and I are moving to Germany next year. It’ll be country number 7 for us, and our second with a baby, but our first time back in Europe for some time (Russia doesn’t count in my books!) so I’m keen to get ahead of the game by having a nose at blogs written by expats in Germany.

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