…is going to be way bigger and better than any world travel.
this july, we are becoming parents!
i’m excited to blog more about our experiences with pregnancy, but for today, here’s a few tidbits:
-ian’s reaction, when he opened an envelope i gave him with a positive pregnancy test in it, was the absolute best. we both felt and expressed outrageous amounts of pure joy.
-i am totally relishing learning about the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth. i don’t think i’ve ever enjoyed learning about something this much, and i’m completely in awe of the female body.
-it all doesn’t seem quite real, especially because i don’t look pregnant yet. this weekend though, i felt the baby move inside me for the first time!
-we are finding out the gender next month. we plan on inviting our new london friends to a little “reveal party,” and there’s going to be a pinata involved.
-i haven’t been sick (aside from some occasional nausea - and i’m so grateful!). but the past sixteen weeks i really haven’t felt like myself because i have very low energy and quite low interest in food – both of these sensations are very foreign to me!
-watching the screen during our ultrasound at twelve weeks was an absolutely phenomenal experience for both of us.
-we are having our baby at the midwife-led birth center at st. thomas’s hospital, which is a twenty minute walk from our flat and literally directly across the thames from big ben.
we are extremely grateful and tremendously excited for our next grand adventure!!!