Friday, November 12, 2010

I'm still here

And all is well. I've just been crazy busy at work since we got back from vacation and in the evenings either I am falling asleep at 8.30pm or the Boy has commandeered the computer to watch NHL games that aren't on TV (yeah, our lives are exciting like that). I'm reading on my bberry, though, but I just can't figure out how to comment.

So what's going on here? Vacation was fabulous. We ate truly spectacular food, did tons of walking around each city, and had some great travel adventures. Everything really worked out perfectly.

Funny thing? It appears that I now look pregnant. A couple of little old Italian ladies were really sweet -- one wouldn't let me go through the metal detector at a museum because "it wasn't good for the baby" (this communicated in Italian and sign language).

A couple of takeaways: Rome is not a stroller friendly city. Very narrow sidewalks, cobblestone streets, and kind of crazy traffic. Paris -- much more stroller friendly, and loads of French people wheeling their kids around. Other takeaway? We actually noticed. And noticing people with small children and not being hurt or angry about it was, well, kind of wonderful.

I think it's because I can feel the little wiggler moving pretty much all of the time (except for an inordinately long time yesterday, which completely freaked me out, but that's another story) that I actually have some amount of confidence that we will have a real live baby early next year. So much confidence that tomorrow I am -- wait for it -- going to order a crib and dresser and glider. And I agreed to a shower and I've started allowing people to give me seats on the subway. I'm pregnant for what may be the only time after nearly 18 months of trying, and I'm starting to enjoy the hell out of it.


  1. Yeah for you. Rome is a cool city. I spent a week there a few years ago. Walked a ton and had a really nice time.

  2. YAY! It is a big milestone, having others notice, feeling movement, and finally getting with the rest of the world about wanting to prepare for the baby. I can totally relate, and it does feel sooo good to begin to feel more relaxed/happy about being pregnant. Enjoy!!

  3. It's so great to hear from you! And even better to know that all is going well. What a wonderful trip!

    It is a strange new feeling to not feel so hurt by other people's children, other people's pregnant bellies, to pay notice in a positive way all the kid-stuff. Dh and I were at a restaurant the other day and a really cute little girl was sitting near us. We kept looking at her and smiling. Dh turned to me at one point and said that our little girl is probably going to look a lot like her. What a different place to be compared to a year ago.

    Congrats on the baby furniture!

  4. yaay for a great trip!!! hope work eases up soon so we can have another coffee break :o) xoxo.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful trip! And it's great that you're enjoying your pregnancy so much!

  6. I'm glad you had a good time on your holiday, and that's very sweet about the Italian security guard and x-ray machine:) Sounds like you are most definitely showing.

    And this is really happening. And I'm so glad that you're finding it easier to believe it. Wonderful news about the purchases. It's time to feather that nest.

  7. Hell yeah! Those are some major steps (obviously the allowing people to give up their seats is the most monumental one...) and I'm delighted to hear you're taking them.