Wow! Did you all have some really good questions! I am starting with Sarah and my niece, Meghan, because theirs were the easiest to answer. Please look for other answers to your questions over the following week, and feel free to ask more!
1. If you could pick one place in the world to go on vacation for free, where would it be?
This one is pretty easy for me, and not really a surprise. I would go back to Italy. I lived there for a semester in college, and loved it. I would love to go back one day with Andy, and share with him all that I saw there as well as make some new memories! I would want to go to Rome, Assisi, Venice, Florence, and back to my family in Sicily.
2. Would you rather shop for things for yourself or relax at the spa?
I don't get to do either one of these very often, so that is a tough one, but I guess I would pick the spa. In fact, in less than an hour, I am going for a pedicure. Spring has sprung, and I need to get rid of the wintry feel of my feet! I can't wait!!!
3. When do you find out the if the baby is a boy or girl?
My ultrasound is scheduled for April 27th, and we plan to find out then. I had my OB appointment yesterday, and all is well. I have gained NO weight (not a problem since I needed to lose before I was pregnant) which is really surprising because I am eating a TON! I asked my OB if we really could believe the ultrasound, and he said that in the 12 years he has been with the group that he knows of only 2 mistakes being made on the gender, one of which was my sweet Michael. What do you think-do we believe it or not?
From Sarah (JOT):
What are your fav things to eat and what are things you do not ever passing from your gob into your tummy again?
I actually giggled at this one given my voracious appetite of late. My favorite foods since I was little include pasta with broccoli; and pork with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. I always asked for one of these on my birthday growing up, and I still love them! Mom always said I like the weird vegetables. Truth be told, I like almost all veggies.
As far as food I am never eating again, my dislikes run to certain textures. I cannot eat legumes of any kind, peas (unless they are the petite frozen kind thrown in a salad) and liver. They all have that kind of mushy, grainy texture, and as good as legumes can be for you, you will never find them at a meal in my house!
Thanks for the great questions Sarah and Megs! More answers to follow!