This late into the pregnancy, I’ve become somewhat less active than I’m used to.
These days, I spend a lot of time on my hobbies. For instance, I sew a lot for the baby and myself, which is really fun. I also listen to music more than I’ve had time to in a long time. I’m certain that my son hears the songs well now that he’s pretty much fully formed.
I’ve also rediscovered an old favorite past-time of mine – the classic PC game Caesar III. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a strategy game from 1998. The game is set in Roman antiquity, and the player assumes the role of one of Caesar’s governors. The goal is to expand the Roman Empire by founding new cities and making them prosper. To do this, you have to handle politics, economics, trade, military conflicts, religious concerns and more. It may sound like a lot to keep track on, and it is. This is a pretty difficult game, even on the easiest difficulty level. I never feel confident about my city until I get congratulated by Caesar on satisfying his expectations.
Even though the game is 15 years old, its timeless artistic style is so well implemented that the graphics are still nice to look at today.