But of course! Just some buns, fresh from the oven.
I’ve been deliberately ignoring the blog because armed with the information I have, I was beginning to feel a little disingenuous. Why all that talk of surf camp just to shrug it off and opt for beach yoga in the eleventh hour? What ever happened to the preggo-project? Flash a little emotion then just clam right up? What gives? The last couple of posts seemed to harbor little half truths and since I always want to be as candid and honest as possible with what I write here, I took a blogging break.
With that said, perhaps regular readers (and certainly close friends, family and, hello! all 277 of my facebook friends-since I announced it Tuesday) will already know what I’m referring to. Very shortly after my pie pity party post back in early December, we found out that we are going to have a baby! Due August 12. (Do the math on that and you’ll realize that we actually found out that same day…)
First off, I feel just fine, if a bit tired, bloated, and frumpy. My “morning sickness” amounted to a couple of passing moments of nausea. Now into the second trimester, maybe regaining some vitality? Not sure just yet. One thing I am sure of is that I can’t seem to get enough carbs, cucumbers or Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. (Just writing that makes my salivary glands zip to life.) Unfortunately we live a mere half block from CVS.
So, things are still moving right along. As it stands, I will need letters from my doctor excusing me from the yellow fever vaccine since Angola requires proof of vaccination to be let into the country. I still need to look into the rabies, tetanus and malaria pills. Obviously I’d prefer to do as little as possible without putting the lil bambino or myself at any risk. For now the plan is to medevac to South Africa for 3 months so Snakes could visit more often than if I was in the states. Plus this may increase our odds of him being there for the delivery. Anyone out there in Johannesburg who wants to be a big waddling pregnant lady’s friend? Anyone know of a good OB-GYN? Would I be pushing it to ask for a midwife or doula?
My sister and SIL are planning a baby shower for early March. I don’t think I’ll look much more than porcine at that point, but since our pack-out is that next week, I’d like to be able to put as much into our UAB as possible.(UAB: baggage that’s shipped as air freight and arrives at post in 3-6 weeks) I’m still confused about the layette shipment, I think I need approval from post to have it added to our orders. One more sticky little detail is that our HHE (up to appx 7200# of our household effects like furniture, dishes, pans, etc) doesn’t arrive for 6 months, that means after I return with a newborn baby strapped to my hip. Shaping up to be a very interesting first tour. However, until all of this comes crashing down around me, I have some other sticky little things to contend with.