Saturday, 24 May 2008

Almost 8 months...

I am 34 and a half weeks pregnant - another 2 and a half week and my baby is "ready". However the due date is the 2nd of July...

Do you think that my tummy can grow much more than this?! It looks like I have hidden a balloon under my shirt, but I assure you that it feels much heavier than that.

Well, let's hope that it will be a June child...

Monday, 5 May 2008

Chiara happy inside the Hagia Sophia

Some of Jeroen's pictures of our Istanbul's holiday are online: click here!

Inside the Blue Mosque
Originally uploaded by jeroenleijen

Friday, 2 May 2008

Back from Istanbul...

... possibly the last holiday while we are still the two of us! It has been a wonderful experience: great city (look at the pictures), sultan-like hotel, and wonderful Jeroen.

Everyday we left the hotel just before noon and came back around seven. Even if this involved a lot of sitting, I do think I have managed to see a lot and really enjoy the atmosphere and the multi-layered quality of the city. Back to the hotel, after my crashing in bed (and falling sound asleep), we put our bathrobes on and headed towards the swimming-pool and other water amenities area.
Something else: even if the city is very 'full' and to be trapped in a lot of traffic is normal, we often noticed and enjoyed some kind of peace. People often seem not to be stressed. They are efficient without being in a hurry. I never felt nervous on the streets, whereas e.g. I cannot help but being very nervous and stressed out while walking in Napoli or in Cairo.
We will go back sometime.