Wednesday, May 30, 2012

{Poland} Flashback: Day 1

I always have a preconceived notion of how a certain country will be before I get there. Poland was the first country where I didn't even give it a second thought of what I expected it to be like. Probably because I'm so preoccupied with my morning sickness to even think of anything else but trying to survive the nausea and vomiting. I must say though, I was pleasantly surprised with how incredibly beautiful Krakow is! Such a darling city and a must see city.
We took an extremely early flight over, which was near the death of me. Without 10-12 hours of sleep and proper food my morning sickness was brutal that morning. I nearly doubled my throwing up count in just a few hours. Luckily after a big nap upon arrival to our hotel and slowly adding food back to my system I was nearly normal enough to head out to do some sightseeing with the hubby.
This is the first trip we have taken in Europe without our kids. We are so grateful to our good friends who proposed the idea, and insisted of us leaving our kids with them so we can visit Krakow and especially Auschwitz as just the two of us. Thank you, thank you!

Like I said, Krakow was darling. Very charming during the day and so romantic at night. We never get to see the night life of the European cities we visit because we have to tuck our little girls into bed early so it was such a treat to be out at night!

We headed straight to the Old Quarter where we were simply captivated by the pastel colors of all the buildings in the Market Square and the quaint architecture. And I must add, we enjoyed the cleanliness of the city too!

We went inside the Church of St. Mary's which was very ornate and grand. We ate at Hard Rock Cafe for lunch which was right next to it and I had myself a good ol' American meal. Don't judge. I'm pregnant, remember?!?
Tim wanted to take me on a carriage ride at night which would have been so fun but the more we thought about the possible smell....not a good idea at this stage of pregnancy.

I never give money to street performers but how could I pass up this cute couple?! Plus, I loved the sound of their authentic Polish music.

Poland is so cheap. It made us feel like big spenders. We ate at a yummy pizza place for dinner, recommended by our good friends, for a grand total of £12! That included two large pizzas and two drinks. Amazing.
Our second night we ate at a really fancy restaurant with all the trimmings. We had a candle lit dinner, drinks, desserts, etc. all for £30! Trust me, you cannot find that in London.
As for these pretzels/bread stands, they were selling their goods for 30p each! Crazy cheap!

I don't have any night time pictures as I was too busy soaking up every minute. It was absolutely dreamy. Tim and I have slowly caught the European PDA virus and we might have indulged in that a little bit too. ;)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Me lately.

I used to throw up 3-5 times a day for the entire 1st trimester with each of my girls. That is 180-300 times total each girl.
I used to throw up so hard and so often that I popped all the blood vessels around my eyes with each of my girls.
I went down to 96 lbs during this time with each of my girls.
I literally used to curl up on my bed in complete misery and in tears tell Tim I wanted to die. I'm pretty dramatic. But I was semi for real!

I have only thrown up 9 times total!
I can actually curb my nausea with certain foods and function somewhat on some days!
I have certainly gained weight. I have to already loosen the button on my pants when I sit in order to be comfortable.
And all my major cravings have been American food.

95% sure this one is a boy. ;)

YAY!!! We are so excited!

10 weeks today!

I will try to get Vienna and Prague pictures up as soon as I feel up to it. When I do feel good I have a choice between blogging or actually making dinner and I always choose dinner. Sorry. 
I recently got back from a girls trip in Paris and since I have already been there I didn't bother taking my camera but I did get a few on my phone. 
The Eiffel Tower is breathtaking at night every time.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

fasten your seatbelts

Starting back from March 24, I have not and will not have a single free Saturday until September 8th. Yes folks, I am booked every single Saturday until then! I can't believe it!

So fasten your seatbelts. With Switzerland and Liechtenstein under our belts we still have...
  • Austria/Czech Republic
  • Paris (Girls' trip)
  • Poland
  • Belgium/Luxembourg/Netherlands
  • Croatia
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Germany/France?? (To be determined still)
In addition to our lovely friends who just visited us, we have Tim's 2 sisters, 1 brother-in-law, and 1 niece, Tim's parents, and my family also coming at various times within this time frame. And this is only until September. Someone pinch me, life is good!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Our one year pass for Historic Royal Palaces has come to an end. A couple Saturdays ago we were able to squeeze in Kensington palace in the morning. We were unable to see Banqueting House in time before the expiration date but oh well, we have been told we weren't really missing much anyways.

We are pretty much no longer a stroller family when we have family outings in the city. Two scooter riders!


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