7 Quick Takes
Why yes, I have been reduced to posting exclusively when link-ups are involved. And just when this lovely little blog was starting to heat up.
C’est la pregnancy.
|Every new priest’s dream. And not a shabby morning for our family, either.|
Can I just say, being pregnant in Italy is a biiiiiig change from being pregnant in the US of A. Or maybe it’s just that every pregnancy is different, etc. etc. But I’ve lost 6 lbs so far (beer weight? Am I a frat guy?), and I’m still not showing at 11 weeks. (Due to, I don’t know…All the walking? No processed foods? Eating a loaf of bread a day?) Both boys had me in maternity fat pants by now, and I have to say my relief is immense as I contemplate walking down someone else’s aisle in 4 short weeks in a gorgeous bridesmaid dress and having the optimistically-sized-last-December beauty zip right up. Fingers crossed.
Also, stuff like encounter number two in Steph’s post never, ever happens here. Or if it does, the language barrier is such that I don’t know when it’s happening. Which makes me feel…normal. And even though Italy has the lowest birthrate in all of Europe and there are no babies here and there will be no native-born Italians in another two generations if they continue in this fashion…well, these people love babies. Not enough to actually have any of their own, mind you, but oh my goodness do they like to love on mine. And sometimes take them out of my arms in public places…
Joey and JP kissing ‘baby’ over and over again and talking to my stomach and making big plans for ‘baby Jesus coming at Christmas time’ and ‘playing trucks all together’ and ‘drink hot milk.’ Okay, son, whatever you say. Also, Joey insists that bambino numero tres is a ‘he’ named Tonio.
‘Baby has a penis, Mommy.’ Over and over again. Hopefully never in public, but there’s always that 11 hour plane ride on the horizon…
Baked potatoes for lunch, every single day this week. Slathered in Heinz ketchup, imported from a specialty store across town and enjoyed with inappropriate gusto. And did you know, Italian Heinz has no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives? It’s basically health food, people. I only do the very best for my babies.Weirdest pregnancy craving ever? Nah, with Joey I couldn’t get enough of salt and vinegar chips paired with salami and cheese, and I hunted green chile like it was my job. I fatefully and regretfully consumed a super-hot varietal on the eve before labor, and, well, Yolo.
Go forth to Jen, and visit all my e-friends.
Yolo. I always craved lime popsicles. Congrats on being through the horrible first stage of pregnancy – onto bigger and better things!
You are so right on the public articles not being meant to be a dialogue. Bravo on your marriage piece. Sharing on FB and sure I’m going to lose friends cause I don’t dialogue there either.
Very funny post! Love it! Baked potatoes is kind-of a weird craving and the ketchup…I guess it’s kind of like french fries? Maybe not so weird after all. I didn’t have any weird cravings at all with my two. I just wanted to eat Mexican foods all the time with the first, and peanut butter and jelly all the time with the second. Strangly enough, that’s their favorite foods to this day. So I guess you are having a baby “with a penis” that is going to love baked potatoes and ketchup for life. There are worse things to love. Ha ha! Great list!
Ok I am 12 weeks and also in a wedding in a month, and another one in 8 weeks, and another in October. Here’s to squeezing into bridesmaids dresses!! I’m sure you will look beautiful!
crap. I just had a real nice comment that got deleted. It was all about congrats to you and how I am sorry I am so late on it. So a big congrats!!!
You’ve lost weight?! Wow. Crazy. Maybe it IS Italy? My craving with my first was Arby’s Jamocha shakes. Every day. There was no weight loss in that pregnancy……..!
I never really cared for potatoes until I was pregnant with our #3 (John Paul Vincent) Then suddenly I could not get enough – baked, French fried, scalloped, whatever, I just neeeeded potatoes … pregnancy is funny.
Have fun in CO. We miss it too. We’re in FL for FOCUS summer training this month so keep us in your prayers!!
I always crave boiled potatoes with cottage cheese, I have NO idea why. One of my favorite pregnancy foods, along with frozen pizza, canned pineapple, and frozen burritos. Racking up those nutrients, that’s me 😛