Friday, October 3, 2008

The little one is having a party

Last Friday was my 12 week appointment. My mom, grandmom, and sister arrived on that Thursday so I gave Marion to them and headed to the doctor's office with plans to meet up with them in Zurich afterwards.

Let's do the good first. The baby is healthy and having a party in there. He or she was moving around so fast the doctor could barely get a measurement. Basically, the baby is having a great time, completely oblivious to the craziness going on because of him/her.

Now the bad. I've lost 4 lbs since my last appointment. Not a good thing. And surprising to me considering I thought I was doing better at keeping food down. As a result, the doctor canceled my trip to San Francisco this week for a friend's wedding. They are getting married tomorrow and here I sit in Zurich, feeling awful. It's better for the baby that I don't travel so far, but it was still a disappointment.

After the appointment I caught a train to Zurich to meet up with everyone. They had already made their way down the Bahnhofstrasse. I ended up meeting them at Fraumünster. The Chagall stained glass windows are gorgeous and we enjoyed walking through the garden next to the abbey.

Then we made our way across the River Limmat to the Grossmünster. This was another impressive church which, according to legend, was founded by Charlemagne.

Brian met up with us afterwards and we headed to Papa Joe's for lunch. Yummy "American" food. It is about as close to American food as you will get in Zurich. And when I say American, think Chili's.

After a long morning, we headed back to the apartment for naps and rest. Brian had big plans for us for Saturday so we needed to rest up.

1 comment:

R.R.D. said...

I'm really sorry you have to miss your friend's wedding AND a trip to SF. October is the best month in SF (weather wise).

I hope this nausea gives you a rest and that you start to feel better. I think it will help to have Mama there.