give us your name, where you live, your age, how many kids you already have, when you're due (whatever you’re comfortable with!)
My name is Anne, I'm 29, live about 20 miles south of San Francisco, have one son, called Oliver, who will be 3 in 3 weeks, and this baby, another boy, is somewhen between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Official due date is Dec. 9.
What is your favorite food?
Thai food, especially a noodle dish called kao soi, which not a lot of restaurants make,
Do you own any pets? What are they and what are their names?
We didn't have any until this afternoon, but my DH brought home two goldfish for DS, so now we have two fish called Violet and Luke.
What's your favorite baby thing so far (that you've purchased or had given to you)?
I found a HABA dream meadow playmat on Craigslist here that I'm looking forward to using. I'm in the process of making a mei tai that I think will be very helpful. One of the bummers about a second kid of the same gender is the lack of shopping/gifts! I think the consolation prize of pregnancy is having a little leeway to buy fun things and I just can't justify much of it this time, we have about everything we need
Do you like to read? What kinds of books?
Love to read! I like great novels by women writers, some of my favorites are Certain Women, by Madeleine L'Engle and The Sparrow and Children of God, by Maria Doria Russel. I'm currently reading a lot of education books in prep for making a decision about public school or homeschooling. I love poetry: William Stafford, Kathleen Norris, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins. Also am rereading Ina May Gaskin's books in prep for birth.
I didn't read much the first year of DS life, so getting prepared for a dry spell again when the sleep deprivation kicks in.
What's your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Daydreaming about what baby will look like/be like
This pregnancy it's my irritableness with Oliver and some incredible hip pain I've been dealing with. I had to stop work sooner than I really wanted to because of the pain and I'm sad about that.