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Palermo, Sicily and a (teeny) little bit of news

Well. That backlog of blogs hasn't seemed to resolve itself, much to my disappointment. I blame Breaking Bad

Aaaaaaanyway, after the disappointment of having to miss out on R&B's wedding in Jamaica this year, the CG and I decided that a mini break was still much needed, and opted for something a little cheaper and closer to home: Sicily. 


We started dubbing our upcoming trip the "baby-making holiday" - mainly because it meant mum stopped nagging me about when we were going to get serious about legitimising her baby bootie knitting operation, but also because it really was the first time we (ok, I) was willing to start considering potential procreation i.e. once my main girls holidays were out of the way, on the understanding that it would likely take a while to successfully magic one up, and because I could no longer really escape the fact that I am officially in my mid 30's and will never finish doing everything I want to do before I have to stop being selfish and only thinking about myself.


So imagine my surprise when I landed home after Russia to discover that I was already pregnant! CG super sperm. Yikes. 

After recovering from my shock, which went something along the lines of:
Me, nearing hysteria: "But...but...BUT I never even had a last rare steak! Or sushi!" 
CG, rolling eyes: "You're not dying. It's nine months. You'll survive."
I've actually been super excited. I didn't even know I wanted a baby so much until it turned out I was having one.


The thing with baby making is that, I swear, you never meet anyone who took a reasonable amount of time to fall pregnant. Say, 3 to 6 months. It either just happens, or takes forever. And let me tell you, I cannot believe how lucky we were. To not have the stress of trying and for it to become a point of worry for us.


Not to say there haven't been stresses. A miscarriage scare, worries about the impact of me, er, living the "high life" while the baby was forming, general weird body things I had no idea were part of being pregnant....it's certainly an eye opener. But when the CG and I dissolve into a fit of laughter plotting all the evil things we're (ok, I'm) going to do to the baby (firstly - watermelon pants, secondly - drawn on moustaches, thirdly - using the poor kid as a pawn in my campaign against a piece of my mother's wall art) all my stresses melt away.


We landed in Palermo to warm weather and for the first time in a long while, on our own. Nothing but wandering the streets, feasting, and napping. Is there anything more a pregnant lady could ask for?

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  1. Christine, this is such great news! Congratulations to both of you! And even though it may be true that you never feel quite prepared (so my mum keeps repeating, at least, inspiring me a fear of procreating I don't yet see going away :P), it's wonderful that you're experiencing this at a time that feels right to you. Plus, those chocolate ice creams look like the perfect way to celebrate, don't they? :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! It is a very handy excuse for having double the gelato ALL the time :) xx

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  2. wooooow - congratulations!!!!! a mini you is on it's way :D. how amazing! but I would miss my sushi too if I was you haha.
    and the pictures are gorgeous as always ;)

    xo Vivi

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    1. Thank you lovely lady! Going to Lyon was hard and not being able to have foie gras or stinky cheeses or lots of champagne...but I will have one heck of a feast once I'm done!! xxx

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  3. Aaaah, Christine!! That is so super exciting!!
    MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS!!
    ...and those photos are beautiful too :)
    Keep us updated on your progress - bump pictures please!
    Becca xx

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    1. I have an actual phobia of my belly button popping out. FEAR!! Thanks so much lovely, very excited! xx

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  4. Congratulations! That's so exciting!
    Also, you're photos are beautiful and I'm insanely jealous of your chocolate gelato!
    Caitlin
    www.atgatsbys.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!! That chocolate gelato was SO GOOD. Pretty sure the baby loved it :) x

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS :) :) I'm so happy for you both, this is such exciting news, totally worthwhile of a trip abroad for it.
    Hope it's all going well, and sushi is great for brainpower- I wouldn't worry too much
    x x x
    The Lobster & Me

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    1. Thanks babe! I'm pretty sure the CG should take me on a holiday every time I give him a good piece of news...xx

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  6. AW CONGRATS BABE! You sneaky one- I had to read your blog to find out about this! Why didn't you er tweet the world about this ;)

    p.s. gorgeous photos

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    1. Ha!! Tweeting just seemed so...BIG ;-) Much better to hide behind a blog post or two!! Thanks for the well wishes lovely xx

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