I am now 18 weeks into my pregnancy, which I seems the same as 17 weeks, belly size, symptoms, and hunger wise. I did lay off freaking out about my eating last week, after meeting with my new mom friend. (Note to self: daily weigh-in are not making you saner or healthier). Last week was also one of those weeks of relevative crazy after relative quiet in terms of social plans, as it seemed like every free moment was filled with a lunch, coffee, dinner, or running around town with different friends. (Yeay for a visit from our favorite artist!) Today is the first day that there are no guests in our home, but our relative domestic quiet will soon end when we embark on our 7 day trip to Göteborg, Sweden. (I am a huge fan of the umlaut- German, Swedish, Danish, etc.) I’ve never been to Sweden before, but I’ve been making vague promises to visit our friends there since 2004. No time like the present!
Since we are only in Sweden for 7 days, we want to make the best of time by avoiding sleeping through the days. Blokey has been up since noon yesterday, and won’t sleep until 1 PM. He hopes to wake by around 10 PM today, and stay up until we get on the plane at 5PM tomorrow. Did I mention that he’s a lovable nut?
Since we are bringing pretty big toys for the girls, I’ll have to work extra hard to pack for tomorrow. Our ternary includes traveling (elastic waistbands!), wandering around, one fancy pants poetry reading night, lots of playing on the floor with the two girls (aged 6 and 3), and some outdoor staring at maritime and quaint stuff. Here is my packing list thus far. As you can imagine, it will mostly be black, grey, white, and some denim:
Checked bag (which I’ll share with Blokey):
underwear/socks/tights for 7 days
long underwear shirts (2)
2 short sleeve layering shirts
3 tops (tshirts/sweater, one blouse?)
jeans, stretch pants
1 skirt (dressy/stretch)
1 dress (stretchy)
1 set of lounge/sleep clothes
toiletries: toothbrush, skincare stuff, toothpaste
stainless steelwater bottle
granola bars, clementines, maybe some leftovers
USB/copy of presentation
My traveling outfit will be stretchy pants, two layered longer shirts, black boots (shown here), big sweater, and a winter jacket (that I will probably punch down into a pillow). I figured that the boots will suffice for most of our walking around adventures and everything else, except the presentation. I am not packing 7 different outfits because in my experience, Europeans don’t care about double wearing clothes the way Americans do.
Anyone have any packing suggestions? Ways to beat jet lag?