Sono in uno stato interessante.
Literally translated: I am in an interesting state.
Meaning: I am pregnant.
Yes, my baby was due to be born yesterday. I am waiting to end this interesting state called pregnancy and meet my first child. It is interesting because it's so unique in the life of a woman, where her belly is inhabited.
This can also explain my total absence from the blog over the last several months.
I have found this Italian expression quite curious, when especially Italian men refer to my growing belly this way as in, "Sei in uno stato interessante?"
It has been a wonderful 9 months, until just recently. I was really lucky to have had very little morning sickness or problems associated with pregnancy. Only now at the very end am I suffering some bad consequences. My liver has started to have problems working for the both of us: mother and son. My recent blood tests and severe itching all over my body have signaled the malaise over the past three weeks. I am very much looking forward to giving birth - not only to end the physical problems but also to meet this new human being who will be my son.
This waiting is trying. I am ready. Work is finished. The nursery is set-up and decorated. Everyone is on alert. We just need Mr. Bimbo to make his big move.
Dai, forza bimbo! Vieni fuori!