Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I did it

I finally did it. I sat in the subway seats designated for the elderly, handicapped, and pregnant.

After class today I decided to go for a walk. So I walked from Gwanghwamun to Jongno 2-ga, grabbed a sub sandwich, then turned towards Insa-dong. I haven't walked through Insa-dong in a long time, and I really like the area, especially during the week. I stay far away on weekends. After making an impulsive purchase that I'm feeling a little guilty about now (that will wear off though), I turned back and walked to Jongno 3-ga, where I got on the subway. I like walking down Jongno... it's really the heart of the city. So busy, so much to see. Unfortunately, tonight it was so hot.

When I finally made it down to the subway I was literally dripping with sweat. I had to wait around 5 minutes for the train to come and there was no air moving down there. When the train pulled up I noticed there were some people sitting in those special seats who really didn't qualify as elderly, handicapped, or pregnant, so I thought...Hey, why not? It felt kind of weird sitting there and I did get some stares. To some people, I am not visibly pregnant, especially when sitting down, but that's not my problem.

Anyway, that's my news for today. I also met with the hypnobirthing instructor, Patricia Cumming, this afternoon, which was very exciting. I'm looking forward to the classes actually.

And I decided to look up this "Graco Pack n Play" that seems to be all the rage these days. I found it on The Bay's website (Canadian dept store) for $200, and just out of curiosity, decided to look it up on gmarket, my favorite site in the whole wide world. Sure enough, here it is. Same price! I was going to get a traditional bassinet, but this Graco thing looks more practical, as after it can't be used as a bassinet, it can be used as a playpen for much longer. And the colours are so nice... not the typical pink and blue with cartoon characters all over. Another thing to the list...

3 comments:

Maeve said...

I had someone offer me a seat on the crowded subway train the other day... it totally made my day (especially since it meant I could knit!) I definitely look preggers if I'm wearing certain clothes, so I guess I shouldn't be so surprised, but he was the only one that offered...

Cairo Mama said...

You are more than half way through the pregnancy! It is nice to see the "It's been #" higher than "# of days to go"! Congratulations!

wevegotseoul said...

Woohoo a seat! I often wondered how pregnant non-Koreans felt about trying to get a seat.
Great that you can find so much stuff at Gmart - a coworker of mine swears by it for all of his baby's needs.
Could you tell more about what sort of birthing classes you are attending and how you found them?
Thanks!