We’re flying to Spain!!
Everything is ready and in order, the girls and their parents are finally truly excited and off we go! Flight is full, we’ve got the middle row which means sleeping adjustments will be more difficult as we’ve got aisles on both sides and no walls to lean on but we don’t care. We’re so happy.
We arrived at Lisbon airport (Portugal) at 6:00 am (midnight in Cancun) so we’re supposed to be ready to go to bed but I feel fully awake. Tired but not sleepy.
We needed to go to the car rental as my home town is 5 hours drive from Lisbon. We’ll share the driving (usually I drive and Jose navigates because my navigating skills get us lost …) and we’ll look for a hotel as soon as we need one.
When we arrived at my parents’ house, we were tired but very happy to be there. The girls slept in the car at times and we all managed to make it to bed at night which should make the jetlag easier!
My parents are so happy to see my growing belly and give Tres lots of caresses and love.
My hometown is called Ávila and it has a Romanic wall around its center. There was a medieval festival while we were there and many people dressed up in medieval clothing. It’s just a wonderful time to be there.
My body feels the milder temperature straight away, my ankles reappear, and I can bend my toes again!
My parents asked about the baby’s sex and I say we believe it’s a girl. My mum disagrees and thinks Tres is a boy.
Honestly, I’ve felt most of the pregnancy that Tres is a girl but for the past few days I’ve been wondering if it may be a boy…
We easily agreed on a girl’s name. In Spanish, names are gendered and there aren’t many neutral names that you can use for both. If Tres is a girl her name will be “Lúa” which is how you say moon in Galician. Galician is the language spoken in the region where Jose and I started our life together and where Gaia and Zoé were born. We all love the name, the literal meaning and what it means for us to give Tres a bit of Galician roots if she’s going to be born so far from there.
Gaia means “Mother Earth”, Zoé means “life”. So, thinking of boys’ names in relation to nature I propose “Río” (river in Spanish and Galician) but I find no support. The only thing we got clear from this conversation is that if the baby is a boy his name won’t be Río.
We’ve got plenty of time to find a name for him. But we just like Lúa so much…