Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bambino's/The search for the best tiramisu is over

Ok, so what is your definition of torture?

Here is mine:

Living in Italy and not being able to eat tiramisu, salami, cheeses or the famous Florentine Bistecca, a massive hunk of meat served very rare (sorry my vegetarian readers especially Erin).

But I'm happy to report that the feelings of torture go away as soon as I think about why I have stopped eating all this glorious Italian fare. No, my jeans didn't finally give way....

I'm three months pregnant!!!!!

So on November 15th we will have a Fabio, Luigi or Francesca making his/her debut back home in Australia. Hmmmm well actually if it is a Fabio or Francesca I may have a lot of explaining to do to my Australian husband.....

Today we had our three month ultrasound. It was the most amazing thing we've ever seen. We could see the arms and legs and even the nose bone. One of the arms was curled up in a fighting position - perhaps he/she will be a boxer?? Or it really IS an Italian bred baby and is starting to use arm gestures already to communicate.

You'll know by my year of blogging that Florence has been both wonderful and challenging for us. However for all the butt kicking we received, Italy will now be forever engrained into our hearts as the place we grew our family. It's going to make me look at tags that read 'Made in Italy' very differently!

ps Next week, I promise I will write about our two week road trip around Europe which we returned from on Sunday. We saw the most amazing scenery ever, stay tuned.

11 comments:

erin :: the olive notes said...

I definitely think an occasional tiramisu is allowed during pregnancy :)

SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

Gil said...

Congratulations! Make sure you take home a gigantic stash of Italian delicacies to eat later.

Leanne in Italy said...

My gosh....CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! THAT IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!!

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

Congratulations! The baby will be an Italian Aussie. Have you had any food cravings like for Vegemite?

Chef Chuck said...

Hi Monika, I am glad I stopped by, Congratulations!! This is a wonderful! Did I here Tiramisu, Yumm, I have a recipe you would love!

Sue said...

Fantastic news! I'm so happy for you Monika!

ShawnaHanna said...

Congratulations!!!

Natalie Trusso Cafarello said...

congratulations!! How exciting!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow Monika...congratulations to you both...Oh yes you will think of Italy in a totally different light :-)

Thanks for commenting on my blog....the flowers everywhere were totally amazing, not see anything like it.

Look forward to reading all about your European tour....wish my husband would do that :-( ..I will just have to book trains etc and do it with a friend..:-)

carrieitly said...

Monika- I've been such a lurker on your blog, I'm a little ashamed to come forward now to say "CONGRATULATIONS... AUGURI!!!"....

As I said, I've been a lurker, but please know, just knowing you've been 'out there', facing some of the same challenges as I have in 'bel Italia' have kept me a bit more sane...

Congratulations again... I cannot wait to hear about your progress!

Monika said...

Thanks so much my blogging friends!!

Gil and CarrieItly, I can't seem to access your blog? Is it my pregnancy brain not letting me work it out? But thanks for stopping by!

Scintilla - I HATE Vegemite!!! So I'm not a true Aussie ;)

Erin, sadly the tiramisu is definetely out due to the raw eggs. But Chef Chuck, yes I would love the recipe for 6 months away, that will be one of my first meals I eat post baby!