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.
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.