Yeah, it's been a while...
This first trimester has been very difficult (I'm currently 14 weeks). I have never felt this nauseous and this tired with my other two. I'm almost out of it, and I hope I can pick things up again on a more regular basis around here.
Plus, I have spent the last two weeks in Italy. My husband and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and we took a tour around Italy to celebrate. What an experience! I don't think I have ever eaten so much pasta, gelato, and pizza in 14 days straight in my entire life! And I grew up in an Italian household! I wanted to try every gelato flavor, every type of pasta, and every pizza at every place we stopped at. It was all delicious! Thank God my nausea began to die down in the beginning of the trip, and I was able to have more of an appetite.
Being in Europe was like being on another planet for me. I've never left the country before. Communicating with the Italians from the "old country" took some time, not knowing the language very well (I only know the Italian American version...very little of it, too). But by the end of the trip, I felt like an expert! It's amazing the difference in accent, language, and culture between the Italians from Italy and the Italian American culture I grew up with. I didn't even feel like I was a real Italian being over there! Very interesting!
Gaining 6 hours on the way there, and loosing 6 hours on the way back, I think, was the worst of the trip. Being tired all the time as it is, that just threw me off. When we got there, I had to wait a whole day before I could go to bed...we flew there through the night...and on the way home, we were up for 22 hours before I could go to bed. Not fun! And then, my hubby took a cold home with him. Nice!
So, I think visiting Europe will not become much of a regular thing for us...I've always loved road trips cross country!!
Anyways, thank you for bearing with me! :) I hope that my past posts have been a help to you. There will be more soon!