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    Under the Tuscan Sun

    I am an international disaster! A fainting spell and two falls down (small) staircases, I realized I am an embarrassment to pregnant women everywhere and shouldn’t be allowed to represent us abroad. I have since learned to: 1) drink lots of water, 2) take it easy when walking around on hot days, and 3) most importantly — pay attention as I walk. My two slips were very minor, please don’t worry, but in both cases I had a large audience which bruised my ego more than the behind I sat on both times. The sad part now though is that it’s hard to do any sight-seeing when you’re staring at your feet 🙁

    Italy, aside from this, has been wonderful! Pregnant ladies get benefits: everyone is exceptionally nice, we don’t get security scanned going into tourist places around here and most importantly we get access to all the bathrooms we could ever need, once you find them 🙂 Oh, and the food — it’s awesome!!! I LOVE Italian food to begin with and being here is just too good. I came wanting to experience 4 of my favorite foods in an authentic setting:

    • pizza
    • pasta
    • tiramisu
    • gelato

    So far I’m 3 for 4, and neither has been a disappointment.

    I’ve grown, visibly, on this trip. I relish the belly, but wonder if I’m too big for how far along I am. G is also noticeably changing. His kicks are much harder now and I can not only feel them from the outside, but occasionally see them as well. It’s a trip! I’m not uncomfortable yet with his movements, but I can already tell that the last month of carrying him will be well… interesting.

    I also realized on this trip that I have been far too spoiled by our bed at home. We have a Sleep Number bed and I can’t wait to lie down on my cushiony #30. I’m taking a day off from work when we return and I think I’ll be spending it in bed alternating hugging our mattress and our kitty.

    2 responses to “Under the Tuscan Sun”

    1. Kirsten says:

      I forgot you guys were in Italy – I had been wondering about the prolonged silence. I can’t wait to hear all about the wedding!

      I am glad that you weren’t physically hurt on you falls.

    2. Evonne says:

      I love Italy… Venice is my absolute favorite! Glad you are having fun…

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