Thanks everyone for your baby congratulations! We are both really excited and anxious at the same time. While I was in Australia I had my 19 week ultrasound and I found out the sex of the baby. We really didn't mind either way as ALL we want is a healthy baby to bring home in October. Seriously that's all we want. BTW, Dudley really is a boy!! I totally thought it would be a boy and the Chinese Gender Calendar told me it is a boy too. I've felt our little thrasher kicking since about 18 weeks and that is truly an amazing feeling.
I have plenty to say about being pregnant in general, being pregnant in Japan, planning to give birth in Japan as a western woman, and the too cute Japanese baby clothes that I so far have been able to resist. So there'll be lots of those kinds of posts coming up.
In the meantime, I'll share a really fun experience we had last weekend. Darin and I went to see graffiti artist, Barry 'Twist' McGee talk at the Watarium as a part of the opening of his new exhibition.
The talk was entertaining and educational. Barry talked while doing a slide show containing pics of graffiti from the 80s and 90s located in SF, NY and Brazil. There was a Japanese interpreter there but there were a number of times when I wanted to get up and help him out. Especially when Barry was trying to convey his feelings of distaste for corporate advertising.
After Barry's talk, the Japanese boss manager type guy told everyone not to bother Barry after the show and ask for autographs as he had been working for 48 hours straight. So we stuck around when most people just left and as we thought about leaving I saw a bunch of people gathering around Barry so I told Darin he should give him some of his new stickers. So we went up and Darin gave him some stickers which he really seemed to like and then I asked to take a photo with him and he was more than happy to oblige. Did you know Barry is half Chinese like me!!
And I only had my ticket stub on me so I asked him to sign that too!! Sweet! Darin has already framed it.
The rest of our photos are up on the Juxtapoz blog so check them out!!!!