Thursday, August 11, 2011

London Epiblog

Jaime here.

As was probably mentioned in a previous post, I returned home from London the day before "The Wedding," but Eric had to stay behind and work. He came back for nearly two weeks in May and June, and I returned to London for the last week in July. Living without your soul mate/partner in crime/lover sucks - that is the nicest word I can think of to explain my June, July, and August. I haven't wanted to blog because my life has simply been full of nannying and skyping with Eric. My friends have been awesome, and Annie has kept me busy, too, but she's no substitute.

I consider myself a fairly independent person, so typically when Eric is out of town on business or whatnot, I like having space. However, for those of you who don't know but somehow happen to read our blog, I have been pregnant since April (found out the day Eric came back to the States for his first visit). I feel really blessed that he has gotten to be here for a couple of my DTD (down there doctor) appointments - specifically our first ultrasound/hearing of the heartbeat. But he has missed out on a lot of the morning sickness, cramps, exhaustion, and all around belly growth that comes with the first 18 weeks of pregnancy.

But no more tears or sad faces, Eric is finally coming home in less than 6 days. We get to have date nights, go to the new Ikea that just opened, he gets to help clean up, I get to cook dinner for more than myself, and we get to hold hands and cuddle. Most importantly he gets to experience my pregnant self. Eric has been absolutely wonderful in preparing to be a father though. It is very possible that he knows more about the actual labor/delivery process than me, and is becoming very mentally prepared for our new baby, and for our future.

Now about London, when I last saw my er bear. I picked up these little souvenirs via Cath Kidston and thanks to my mom who sent me money to get some fun stuff in London. The blue doesn't necessarily mean we know we are having a boy - we find that out September 1st - but I figured this could be used for either.

More baby stuff to come later; and there will be plenty.

Luckily it was Eric's birthday when I was there, but unluckily that was about the only day we took pictures. So here we go: in the morning of Eric's birthday we went to The Colombia Road Flower Market. The pictures follow:

Always super crowded, especially on a sunny day.

There were so many beautiful flowers; a few of them I had never even seen before.

Look how amazing those roses are: "Free (3) for a fivuh!"

These guys were playing at the end - how awesome do they look? They sounded even better.

Eric's sneaky snap shot of me with the flowers that he bought me for his birthday. So nice.

I was literally a thousand times happier being with Eric than I had been the entire month previous. People in the street who were trying to get me to sign up for stuff were perplexed by my happiness.

That night, we went to the home of one of Eric's co-worker's, Dayoung, whose mom and sister made us real-deal Korean food. Being pregnant, I almost threw up once or twice, but most of it was AMAZING!

Dried squid (think Squid jerky). I almost threw up from the smell.

Eric got to play the drums. I love it when he plays the drums - Look at his cute happy face.

Brittany, Rebecca, Gen

Brittany, Gen


Dayoung and her mom behind all the yummy food they made.

Really yummy.

More Friends

View from the balcony.
It was a fantastic week we had together. Eric had a big TV commercial shoot to do that week, so he was super busy and sometimes didn't get home until late. But my favorite part was 1) Eating at Nando's, and 2) Just sitting on the couch or in bed watching Treme together. I can't hardly wait for 6 more days.

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