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...


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!

Anonymous 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?