Monday, June 6, 2011

26 weeks: cucumber-sized

this week
wee grub
is the length of
an english cucumber
and about
1-2/3 pounds.

26weeks_cucumber2

we found that
taking photos
with the appropriate
vegetable
(we could find
a rutabaga last week)
for wee grub's size
can be particularly
challenging...
especially
when you decide
to start with
the most phallic
of all vegetables.
let's just
say we laughed
an awful lot
at some
of the photos.

the increase in
my size is becoming
ever more apparent
as i try to
lug myself
up
the steep
hill
& stairs
to our home
in
the jardin botanique
each evening.
for the most
part i feel
pretty good.
tomorrow
i go in to
the doctor
to have
my blood sugar
tested...
and we'll see
how i do.

as for preparing
for the
baby on the way...
it's hard
when you don't
have a real home yet
but
grub and i
are putting
together
our ideas
here (me)
and
here (grub).

i have started
to thrift shop
for clothes.
most baby clothes
are only 1 chf-
not bad for
switzerland.
i'll post
about baby clothes
soon.

and
we've been talking
about
the dreaded
diaper issue...
our biggest
challenge here
in the diaper department
is that most
buildings have
crazy laundry schedules.
the general
policy is
that each resident
gets to use
the washer
once a week
or 2-3 days
in a row
every 10 days or so.
this is a big
obstacle
to cloth diapers.
plus there's no
diaper service
in
neuch√Ętel...
plus we will live
in mexico
for 3 months
(for my field work)
when wee grub
is only
2 months old.
so...
we are struggling
with what
the best option is.

26 weeks: wee grub can hear

the network
of nerves
in wee grub's ears
are also
more developed
now
so he/she
may be able
to hear us talk
and hear music.

so what music
does wee grub like?
good question?
i think
talking heads
and
david bowie
are essentials.
grub begs to differ.
what would
you play
for wee grub?

well
the wee grub vessel
is tired
so i am off to bed.

good night.
xo

2 comments:

  1. Wow, you are looking so good! I didn't know that you were going to move to a new place with the baby. Can't wait to read about your family adventure in Mexico :)

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  2. i love the cucumber photos! next, eggplant?
    and i agree that david bowie is an excellent choice for wee grub :) i'd put some lucinda williams in there too, and some magnetic fields. what were grub's choices?
    the diaper situation sounds really challenging. maybe you guys could start on disposable and shift to cloth later when things are more settled? but i have no idea so better to get feedback from someone who knows what they are talking about :)
    xo

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