Publication Eve

Well, it’s publication eve, and it really does feel like tomorrow is Christmas or my birthday, or my baby’s due date, or something monumental and exciting.

I spent the day mainly doing a lot of mom stuff. In the morning, Vera and I walked down to the beach so that we could meet some friends at the playground. I’ve been trying to stay a lot more active this pregnancy so I’ve been doing this reeeallly long walk from our house to the beach (about 20 blocks). There are some seriously steep hills and just one way takes me about 35 minutes, so it’s definitely a good workout for a pregnant woman pushing a stroller. But maybe too good. I’m simply wiped out by the time I get home and today’s sojourn left me wondering if I’m going to be able to do it for much longer in this pregnancy.

Either way, even though I was fielding phone calls from my editor and lots of emails from my publicist and google alerts with my name popping up (check out this nice new review), we still managed to have a great time in the sunshine by the seashore.

(More photos here.)

It’s nice to be as occupied as I am in the midst of all this. My sister-in-law said it well today: “Motherhood is humbling.” And it’s true. After the beach I dealt with my inbox while Vera napped and then we were all off to the hospital for my 20 week ultrasound. The baby looks great, is very active, and it was virtually impossible not to break down and ask to know what the sex is. But we held strong and are going to keep waiting until June. Home again to make pizza, now a quick blog post while Greg gives V a bath. Next is bedtime routine, a movie with my husband and then (fingers crossed) sleep.

I’m not sure what tomorrow will be like. It kind of feels like everything could change and nothing at all could change. I’ll let you know.

I do know that all of you who pre-ordered books should have them on your doorstep, and I can’t wait to hear what you think! If you wind up with a copy, or you see one in a bookstore, send me a photo!

And wish me luck with whatever comes.



  • Carroll
    Posted February 1, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    I know there are at least two Barnes and Noble’s on Maui, and I will for SURE be scoping them out, camera in hand! Have been thinking about you all day, wondering what this must feel like — monumental, to say the least. Your world is about to change in ways you can’t even begin to know right now — very much like giving birth to the first child. *So* so happy for you!!!

  • Helene
    Posted February 2, 2012 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Happy publication day!
    I woke to an email saying my order from Amazon had shipped. Yay! But then I thought maybe I should just order one on Kindle too since I don’t want to wait.

  • Brenda
    Posted February 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Woo! Hoo! A package arrived via mail today (Feb. 2nd) addressed to my husband, from Amazon. I’ve been dropping hints the size of my house for months now that I want your book for my birthday in March. I placed the package on his dresser and he hasn’t said one word about it all evening. Now I’m not sure I can wait until March!!

    Think he took the hint?!?!?! God, I hope so. I suck at looking thrilled when I’m not!

  • Posted February 6, 2012 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    Hahaha….Brenda, I hope your husband doesn’t disappoint!

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