Friday, October 10, 2008

paris!

photo of henri labrouste's bibliotheque ste. genevieve, from here.

we're flying out christmas evening from nyc and returning on new year's day. neither of us have been to paris, and my adviser generously offered his apartment for the week. i'm a bit iffy on traveling during the third trimester, but my midwife's office says it's fine. i guess i better start brushing up on my conversational french, i haven't spoken it in over 6 years...

16 comments:

Samantha said...

Yay! And good for you. Your midwife's office is right, and as my OB would say..."they have doctors in France too, you know." I went to Sweden (from SF) in my third trimester with no probs. And even if you started having contractions three minutes after your flight took off, first labors are usually so long that it'd just mean you had something to do on the flight...statistically, it's insanely unlikely that you'd deliver on the plane. If you think like that (I did). Enjoy Paris, it's a wonderful town!

Amy said...

How fun! Don't worry too much about the traveling. Just wear compression hose, stay hydrated and walk around frequently. I flew during my third tri, and I did swell up quite a bit, but it was fine.

Jessica said...

I love Paris and hope you have the best time there. You are going to go shopping crazy I am sure.

Stephanie said...

Oh, lovely!

I think it is great you are going - and Paris is so, so gorgeous.

I wish I had an advisor with a flat there!

Joanna Goddard said...

fabulous!!!! oh you will have such a wonderful time. paris at christmas, how romantic and lovely.

ps. i totally agree about the ugliness of modern bicycle helmets. i wish they'd make some that look like horse-back riding helmets, those are so chic! xo

Lucys Place said...
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Lucys Place said...

Tres bien! I am sure, in Paris, you will be able to get along fine with the bare minimum but speaking a little of the native language would make it more fun. How awfully exciting.

And I agree with the compression hosiery comment - I went on a 12 hour journey in my fifth month and it was very uneventful (in the growing-a-baby sense). I even climbed the Great Wall in 30 degree C heat (this I do not recommend though). The compression socks may even be nice to wear nearer the end of the pregnancy, especially as your weather will be cooler. Enjoy!

erica said...

good idea about the compression socks. i always love an excuse to buy more socks and tights!

as long as my health holds up and i'm not too cranky (how can you be cranky in paris in december?), i think it's going to be such an amazing trip.

Matthew said...

Well, I was there for a few days 10 years ago...

erica said...

doesn't count. you didn't know me then.

ryan manning said...

ultimately life-affirming

jenny gordy said...

sounds amazing. i'm so happy for you!

Lola Is Beauty said...

Ohhh, you are going to have such a good time (and I'm sure the APC jammies will be waiting for you there)

Sara said...

yay paris!!!

Stephanie said...

Lucky you!! That is the exact same time I was there last year. I was hoping for snow, but it was just as magical without. Being in Paris you just can't complain, can you.

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