School’s in!

Yesterday was the start of the spring semester.  As I am now at 20 weeks, and the semester is 16 weeks long, it will be almost exactly the length of time between now and full term.  Since 20 weeks is a long time, I’m glad to have many papers to grade, papers to write, and mountains of emails to read in addition to obsessing about baby things.

I spent a lot of time agonizing about whether to tell my students about my condition, but I decided (upon consultation with many trusted friends) to just show up and teach.  Eventually, they will figure it out, right?  For now, flowy knits, stretchy pants/skirts and unstructured pieces help.  I tried to wear my dress pants which were always too big to wear without a belt yesterday, but there was too much pocket pulling and muffin-topping, so stretchy skirt won.  I was too rushed to get in a pic but I’ll try to recreate it soon.

In the meantime, I miss Sweden and my friends, so here’s some more pics!

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Gota river from Trollhätten

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Frozen Gota river

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Playing among icebanks in 20 degree weather in Keller Park (Hisingen Island)

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Skansen Kronon (The Crown Fortlet): one of the 17th century fortresses that used to guard the city (which was walled and guarded at night).

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A view of the city (and the old cannons) from the Crown Fortlet

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Saturday is candy day. We went to the candy destination in central Goteborg.

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A typical beautiful building in Haga. Probably from the mid 19th century
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No visit to Sweden is complete without checking out their jokebooks for kids.

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Typical joke in the book: a Norwegian joke

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About susanify

Brooklyn-based, cheap, nerdy, and mom-to-be. Blogger formerly known as Rad.
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