Lilypie - Pregnancy

Saturday, December 19, 2009


I'm in Italy. It's 5:30 am local time, and I'm awake. I also have no idea if I took my progesterone last night, although signs point to no. This seems like a good time to drop my dosage down to every other day, since I pretty much skipped a day on the flight here, too.

I'm quite sick here. I remember reading that major changes in altitude and temperature can aggravate morning sickness, and I can attest that it is true. It's FREEZING here, well below freezing actually, all the locals keep commenting on it. And we are definitely above my usual almost-sea-level altitude in California, up in the mountains here.

It is always strange to come here, where my husband has a whole other life that I'm only slowly becoming a part of. Every visit becomes easier, but sometimes it is still so surreal. Even more surreal is the fact that my mother is coming here for Christmas - something I could have never imagined would ever happen. I'm really worried about how she'll handle the snow, the freezing temperatures, the language barrier, the unfamiliar food, and probably some homesickness. I'm trying to have faith that it will all work out.

The flight over here was really not fun, as usual, but I expected that. What I didn't expect was snow in London! The airport was a bit of a disaster, with almost every flight delayed including ours. After arriving two hours late in Nice, it snowed for most of our drive up into the Alps and across the border, leaving a nice white coat on the roads that we had to navigate very slowly.

So now I just have to get over this stupid jetlag. Time to go back to bed and try to sleep.


  1. I am so jealous! Italy is a beautiful place (or so I've heard!). Traveling overseas for Christmas is just so romantic.

    Hoping the morning sickness clears up and you can enjoy your vacay.


  2. Enjoy. I'm totally get that feeling...and am also completely envious of you getting to go for Christmas. We couldn't do it this year...for the first time in 7 years. :-( Enjoy!

  3. Ugh, traveling with morning sickness!

    Mine has subsided somewhat, which I'm ecstatic about!

    Enjoy your stay, I'm sure it's beautiful! :)

  4. I hope you get adjusted to the new altitude quickly and can get out and enjoy yourself a bit :).

  5. I'm jealous! I was born in Italy and I am dying to go back.

  6. Hope you are having a wonderful trip!

  7. See I'd love to go anywhere in Europe but the whole getting there (hours and hours on a plane) freaks me out. I'm hugely uncomfortable on short flights, I can't imagine really long flights.
    I hope things go well with your mom.

  8. I just came across your blog and I'm enjoying reading it... mostly because today, I'm 9w3d, just behind you! Your thoughts are so familiar to me - not wanting to complain about morning sickness because as an infertile you feel like you don't have the right - being cautiously optimistic until you see that heartbeat - etc. Anyway, take care.

  9. I hope that the m/s eases up for you in time to enjoy your holiday!

    Yup, two branches of my goofy family are connected to the Ukraine. Not that we ever did any of the true Ukrainian traditions, but there are a few things that have trickled down through the years. Perogies, cabbage rolls, celebrating on Epiphany (along with Dec 25), and a few other foods that I can't remember the names for.

    Merry Christmas!


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