1. Blog whatever is authentic. Whatever is truly on your mind and in your heart.
2. It can be serious, silly, short, long. NOTE:No one said it has to be serious. But it should be authentic.
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Okay, here goes.
1. I'm terrified to have baby #5. You'd think I'd know what to do by now but it feels like I'm starting all over in so many ways. I'm scared about everything, from trying a new childbirth technique to adding a 5th child. I know it will be okay, but I'm feeling really overwhelmed. At the same time... I know this baby will be loved beyond all measure and spoiled ROTTEN.
2. I sneezed while walking and peed my pants twice yesterday. Pregnancy is very glamorous.
3. We have our names picked and I love both of them so much. They are both family names. The girl name has a witty Italian connection that I love.
4. People keep assuming I hope it's a boy and that's just not the case.
5. In America, I'd be classified as advanced maternal age (I turn 38 this month)...but here in Italy they have literally never even mentioned it once. This is the age most women are having their first child.
6. I really don't like hearing "Any day now!" or the worst ---> "You are about to POP!!!" I sure hope not. I'm 32 weeks pregnant. I don't know if I've said these things to pregnant women before. I sure as hell hope not, but I for sure won't ever make that mistake now.
7. I love that I'm having a baby in Italy. I'm curious to see how the experience is in the Italian hospital. I have heard that they are very receptive to the mother's wishes and that they are minimally invasive. I like that lots.
8. My mom is coming at the end of September and that makes me so happy. Everyone needs their mom. :)
9. My Italian plumber calls me anguria which means watermelon in Italian. He always points at my stomach when he says it and I love it so much.
10. At the ultrasound yesterday the OB told me she could see lots of hair on the baby's head. This fills me with joy because all four of my girls were born with full heads of black hair and I think there is nothing cuter than a new baby with hair.
11. My heart is overjoyed at the thought of seeing the girls be big sisters. They are going to be SO AMAZING.