Almost every American woman I've met here in Italy is currently pregnant or just had an infant. The Navy Hospital is pretty much a Labor and Delivery hospital. I'm not kidding when I say there's something in the water over here. A friend who was determined not to get pregnant during her time here said she would just avoid the water and only drink wine. She got pregnant a couple of months before she left...
Naturally, lots of pregnant people means lots of baby showers. A couple of weeks ago, I attended a shower for four expecting mamas.Yep. Four!
This past weekend, we had the honor of hosting a shower for a couple whose baby is due any day now.
We fired up the pizza oven, indulged in some cake balls (which, again portray my lack of skills in the craft department), played bacci ball, and had an all around good time.
Stephen and Jennifer were our "sponsors" when we moved here. That means, they contacted us months before we arrived and told us what to expect. They were very thorough, and we've appreciated all they've done for us.
This is their first baby, and they are pretty nervous, but I have no doubt they'll be great parents.
And for those of you wondering whether I am pregnant. No. I am not.
I better watch what I'm drinking.