I suppose it is time to update you all on how we’re doing and how the baby is coming along. I know I don’t post much baby news here – I just don’t want to bore folks. If you didn’t read the Monaco posts I suppose you may not have known we’re expecting. So – surprise! We’re expecting!
We’ve passed the 5 month mark – under 4 months to go now. Baby Schrock will be joining the party at Schrockthehouse in February. We found out earlier this month that ‘it’ is really a ‘he’! We’re both very happy to know we’re having a boy – they’re so much fun – although I do have to admit I was a little sad that we can’t have a girl also (since they’re pretty fun too). No – we’re quite sure there is only one in there.
The boy is starting to make his presence known, kicking around a bit, but all in all I think he’s going to be a pretty laid back person like his dad. (I can hope!)
I’m feeling really quite well. I was lucky in the morning sickness department, almost none at all. I did have a pretty major dose of exhaustion, and spent most of June, July and August camped out on the sofa when I wasn’t struggling to stay awake at work.
Now, a little FAQ
Q:Are you still travelling?
A: Yes, we had to postpone a couple of trips this summer when I was so tired, but we’ve been making up for lost time. I’m not planning on flying anymore though, so our remaining trips will be via car or train.
Q: How many countries has the boy been to already?
A: 6 (England, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Italy, France, Monaco)
Q: How many countries will the boy have been to by the time he’s born?
A: 10 (add Wales, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg)
Q: Are you going (coming) to Illinois for Christmas?
A: No, don’t want to be flying 8 hours home 6 weeks before I’m due.
Q: Will you have the baby in England?
Q: So, the baby will get a UK passport and be a British citizen, right?
A: No, not automatically. It’s a long story, which I promise to cover in a separate post.