Not literally! Thank God for that. 😛
The past 3 months I have been cooped up at home due to all the vomiting and general feeling of crapiness. Now that it’s much better, albeit the once a day puking (which I gladly accept over the whole day puking) I have been hit by the restless butt@ Itchy Tush @ travel bug.
The hubs and I try to visit different cities whenever we can, and being in Italy means LOADS of them. Just last weekend we visited this castle in a nearby town in Sassuolo where we were entertained by actors in medieval costumes reenacting the history of the castle. Granted that they used philosophical Italian for the most part, which led to me understand say, only about 60% of what they were saying, we enjoyed it nonetheless. Hubs company which organised this tour was thoughtful enough to have provided us with a knowledgeable tour guide who spoke in English. She really knew her stuff! One had only to point to a certain fresco on the wall/painting, and she’d spew out information like she had grown up knowing it all along. Can’t be all that easy being a tour guide can it? Having said that, I am always amazed at the intricacies and details that painters put into details. The frescoes were amazing and made me wonder how they manage to paint all that on walls and ceilings; I can barely paint on paper! 😛
This Thursday is a public holiday in Italy; Festa Della Republica, or basically the birth of the Italian republic. Hubs co closes on Friday and due to this, we get a nice long weekend! I have been pondering where to visit during this time, and somehow Salzburg in Austria caught my eye. When the hubster comes home tonight, we will make hotel reservations. I am suuuuper excited and looking forward to visiting the sites where The Sound of Music was shot in Salzburg and to see where Mozart lived! I grew up watching The Sound of Music, and heck, one of my earliest recollection is running around the house with a piece of paper that had symbols drawn on them by papa singing Doe-A-Deer, a female deer (Do-Re-Mi). That song was of course, from The Sound of Music. I must have been about 3 or 4, and being unable to read well, papa drew those symbols for me so I could memorize the song. I especially remember that sun symbol (Re-a drop of golden sun) 🙂 This trip would be especially meaningful and symbolic for me for this reason, and this Saturday, 4th of June would have marked papa’s 64th birthday, thus making it all the more special. *teary-eyed
I hope to post pictures of the place when I’m back, so bear with me 😉
On the pregnancy front, I am now sporting a little bump 😀 I am ever so thankful I bought a bunch of A-line babydoll tops from Malaysia as I just about live in them. Have gotten compliments on this particular green top/dress that I’ve been wearing, as it’s very summer/spring-ish, and each time I’m tempted to shout to the world that I only spent RM25/EUR6 on it 😀
I have not been sleeping well though, been having backaches. I think I need some sort of bolster or support. I tried the regular bolster that we have lying around, and it’s more of an annoyance because its simply too fat for me to hug. And no, don’t ask me to hug the hubs. He
drools snores 😛
My appetite seems to have returned but I don’t quite like pasta and cooking is still quite a chore for me. I could be fine one minute and all queasy the next, hence I stick to cooking simple stuff like soups.
I also had a nuchal translucency test done and the results came out fine, thank you Lord. We saw bub waving his/her hand around and it was just amazing.
So ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you, our little bub at 13 weeks and 3 days @ 21st May 2011.
It’s amazing how we’ve fallen in love with this little being without even knowing if it’s gonna be a boy or a girl, how he or she looks like, feels like, sounds like. I sometimes catch myself talking/singing to my belly. I’m sure he/she can recognize my voice by now. I sing Do-A-Deer and It’s a Small World while the hubs insists on singing his WRONG version of ABC. (I don’t know how his kindergarten got away with teaching kids an out of tune melody of ABC!)
Ahhhhh, for precious bubs, I am thankful. For the wonderful hubs, I am thankful. For the opportunity to see the world, I am thankful. Life is good 🙂