The Waiting Game

Me and my belly at 35 weeksI’m almost 39 weeks pregnant with a little boy, a pregnancy that was unexpected but turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Since I found out that I was pregnant in mid-December, I had the most uneventful pregnancy I have ever heard about: no morning sickness, no back pain, barely any heartburns or leg cramps… Even when we had to do an ultrasound a few weeks ago because I was measuring small, it ended up being a false scare: the baby’s measurements were all normal. So if we had started a blog earlier to talk about the pregnancy, I’m afraid it would have been the most boring blog ever!

But now that I’m only 9 days from my due date, the excitement is slowly building up. Granted, I’m still feeling so good that I’m not in a big rush to deliver that baby. I just finished working and I’d be happy to enjoy my holidays for another week. But I’m also eager to meet that little guy who’s been growing inside of me for so long, although to be honest I still have trouble realizing that there’s really a baby in there. Some days I feel huge (even if objectively I really didn’t put up much weight), but at other times I look at my belly and have a hard time picturing how a baby can fit in there. And he’s supposed to be full-term, too!

Anyway, there’s nothing left to do now but wait. The baby’s room is ready, the clothes and (cloth) diapers are washed, the crib and cradle have sheets in them… I’m glad I worked until last Friday, because I’m starting to understand why so many mothers-to-be get really impatient to deliver: they’re just bored to tears! Hopefully the baby will come before I get there.

Hard to be wild…

Sophie and Zakary, Long Beach 2007It’s hard to be wild when you live in a city… even one that’s really close to nature like Vancouver.

I have always lived in a city but wished I could spend more time in nature. Zakary was raised in nature and not a day goes by that he doesn’t wish he was back there. For now, we are stuck in the city because of work, but as we are expecting our first child some time next week (hopefully), we want to do everything we can to live a more healthy, environmental and sane life, for us and for the sake of the generations that will follow us. This blog is meant as a way to share our thoughts and our efforts, and maybe help some other people (or get help from other people) on how you can stay wild while living in the city.