Lola Bites Back: And Other Inspirational Tidbits

Location: Bissingen an der Teck, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany

Laughing all the way...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Approaching Critical Mass

Happy (belated) Holy Days!

Week 36 has commenced, which means that we are quickly reaching full-term status. And now that our little beastie could be here anywhere from 2-6 weeks from now, Herr Fritz and I are in full baby preparations. Today we made our first actual purchases...something I've been looking forward to for a while now. I indulged in a cute organic cotton baby outfit with owls on it while Fritz was excited about our new baby harness (he said a "hippie sling" was okay for me but he needs something more manly). We also acquired a baby potty (with baby Ganesha on it) and, of course, the all-essential ukelele.

Baby is in head down position and ready for showtime. As for me, I'm feeling remarkably good considering I am the size of a baby elephant. My belly measured 104 cm (~41 in) on Monday. Holy shit. And I'm having some trouble sleeping. But my blood pressure is low and I'm not swelling, which makes me a Happy Camper. My only complaint is the single sharp pain in the middle of my back. And the fact that elephant size is remarkably inconvenient; Fritz has to help me put on my shoes, stand up, walk, etc. etc.

Call it hormones, but Domestic Bliss is in full swing and both Fritz and I are in Nesting Mode. I've been busy cooking and organizing while Fritz has set up our new office. And we've been shopping for some comfortable chairs...mama will be here in a few weeks and we decided it's time to own some.

Unfortunately, domestic life is none too exciting so there's not much to share. Last year I was bathing with 6,000 Indians or meditating 10+ hours a day without food. This year I'm organizing the closets so all the clothes face in the same direction.

Regarding my blague, I guess updates will hereafter be few and far between. I am completely absorbed by impending motherhood and my desire to write has virtually disappeared. Not to worry, though, I will be sure to post an update when the latest addition makes his/her grand entrance...we are so excited about welcoming our little baby to this brave new world!

Life is good and God is great,
Om Narayana,