October was a great month — personally and otherwise. I’m pregnant, and my baby’s going to be born in mid-June. And yes, I found out that I didn’t gain as much weight as I thought. I know it’s shallow, but it made me feel better. :)
Yesterday I met a friend of mine who’s pregnant with her second child. She told me my doctor is really famous, which I didn’t know since I chose her for her excellent English. Then my friend added, “She’s also very good at performing abortions.” It’s a totally cultural thing, and she didn’t mean anything malicious. She was doing her best to reassure me that my doctor’s a renowned expert in every aspect of pregnancy and that I should feel 100% anshin (peace of mind and spirit) about my first pregnancy. But it just sounded so hilarious, I burst out laughing. (So did Hero Material when I told him.)
As for non-personal news, I can’t share any yet. But I’ll definitely update everyone as soon as I can.
On the writing front, I’m trying to go through All’s Fair 1st beta comments — alas, there are more issues than I’d expected — and do NaNoWriMo this month. I’m trying not to do to much — my brain’s turned into mush and I tire easily these days, even when I’m just reading a book! So I’m trying to do little bit at a time and rest frequently so that I don’t feel exhausted.
(Other than being tired easily, foggy-brained and sleepy, I’m doing pretty well. No morning sickness or anything like that. So I count myself lucky. :) )
Hope everyone has a lovely and productive November!