Saturday, August 31, 2013

33 weeks in Geneva.

{Cardigan: Splendid (Anthropologie, non-maternity), Turban: Anthropologie, Tank: ASOS maternity, Leggings: ASOS maternity, Flip flops: Havaianas}
We had our 33 week appointment yesterday, and so far (knock on wood) things are looking great. Homekid's heartbeat was strong, his/her weight is in the 63rd percentile (for swiss averages) falling in somewhere around 5 lbs. 3 or 4 ounces (give or take a lb.), and it looks like based on the femur length we're gonna have a long little one. In fact the doctor was surprised and a bit bemused at just how "tall" baby is shaping up to be.
We're definitely starting the home stretch, which is good, because I'm beginning to feel like a human waterbed, both in composition and in how difficult it's becoming to physically get off of the couch.
We didn't have a lot of time after our appointment to spend in Geneva, but were able to go down and see the lake, Jet d'Eau, and grab a bite to eat for lunch at our favorite pizza place, La Trattoria.
It had been awhile since we had gone there, as it's not a cheap pizza place by any means, but cheap by Geneva standards. It's easy to miss/avoid since it's so close to Gare Cornavin, but it's by far the best pizza we've had in Geneva.
And in my opinion it really should be, being that Doc's pie cost 21 CHF, and mine cost 23 CHF.
Homekid and I are not a cheap date, that's for sure.
{Pizza Quattro Gusti I will see you again in my dreams...}
We also picked up my robe for the hospital yesterday, and I'm pretty excited about it. It's from an Italian textile company called Bassetti, though we found it locally in Geneva. It's long and kimono style, and I can't wait to start wearing it around the house to break it in. It's dark enough that any, er, traumas of the hospital experience should be able to be rectified, and chic enough that I kind of never want to take it off once I put it on. Oh, and a tip that I almost learned the hard way for any first timer preggers out there like myself: don't buy your hospital robe until you get closer to the end of your pregnancy. I tried this same robe on back around 21 weeks, and the S/M size was gargantuan on me. I almost bought it then, but being a little pricey I decided to wait and think about it. I'm so glad I did because when I tried the S/M on again yesterday at 33 weeks, it barely closed. And I'm not done growing yet, obviously. The L/XL fit me like the S/M did 12 weeks ago, so I'm really glad I waited to make the purchase until I was further along. Otherwise I'd have had a surprise at the hospital (and so would everyone else).    
So long as everything proceeds on the path we've laid out, and no suspecting complications with the delivery arise, I get to birth this kid at the fancy hospital. How fancy? Their website actually touts them as striving to make your hospital experience feel more like a hotel experience. (Ohhh Switzerland, how I love you sometimes...) You're also required to bring your own slippers - is that normal?
A la prochaine friends...


  1. geneva treated you well,,
    that pizza looks yummy. when my friends from overseas visit me they always so happy for the prices of things and food here (comparing to their currency of course). haha. you can get 2 scoop of gelato for $3 and a delicious burger for $5

  2. haha, "homekid and i are not a cheap date" :)
    glad you're enjoying week no. 33! you're probably so excited.
    geneva looks gorggggeous. need to get over to switzerland. i've been so close and have always missed it.