Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

This is our first Halloween in this neighborhood, and we had a ton of kids come by. It was awesome. Seeing all the different ages got me thinking of our little one dressing up for Halloween in the future. I can't wait. A mommy took pictures of her little butterfly coming up to our door to say, " Trick or treat!" Sooooo cute! Also a family was recording their boy getting candy too. It was cute b/c the whole family was dressed up.
I'm sure I will be thinking of things like this throughout the holidays too. Next year will be baby's first Christmas. That will be soooo special! This year does not count.
I'm sure we'll be using our recorder a ton next year.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Crying Over Coffee

I know, it's been a long while. That's because there's been a whole lot of nothing. Everything has been good, but I think I got to that point where you get used to being pregnant, and you live your life as before...just with a baby kicking like crazy in your belly.
So, today it all finally hit me. I think I'm so overwhelmed, happy, anxious, and every other emotion you can think of. This morning I went to Starbucks and realized I didn't have my debit card, so I couldn't get a yummy pumpkin spice latte. I got to the car and just broke down. I began to cry.
I'm sure every woman goes through this in some kind of way while pregnant, and today was my day. All of these questions started running through my brain. Am I being a good wife b/c I don't do as much as I used to? Am I pulling my weight at work? The baby is coming in 3 months; of the million things I still need to do, what can I do today? What is baby thinking right now? I'm also thinking, I'm exited that I have some one that loves me as much as Marcus does, and I can't wait for our little one to come. I'm sure there are a million other things I can think of, but asking myself, "where is my debit card?" was the last straw.
I emailed Marcus to tell him what happened. I'm so glad I have him b/c he asked, "what can I do?" and "are you ok?" I'm sure we'll talk about it more when he gets home, and I'm sure I will cry more.
One day I'm thinking how lucky am I to get where I am now. What more can I ask for but live on and continue with my goals in life, love, career, etc. The next day it's the complete opposite and I just fall apart. Is this me? Is it the pregnancy? I think I'm at a point where I need to reevaluate my goals and future.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Getting into an Exercise Routine

I went to the doctor today, and everything is good for the most part. I'm 24 weeks and have gained 12 lbs, which is good. I am starting to feel more back pain and hip pain; so, I will start exercising more often beginning today. Also, I wanna make sure my muscles are strong enough for the BIG push.
Today I did my 10 minute Pilates video. It has 5 different segments (ea 10 min), but I only did 1 today. OMG! It was pretty intense. I was really surprised that 10 min made me sweat so much. I was also surprised b/c usually pilates is a lot of floor exercises, but not this one. Try doing 100s standing and with weights. I was standing for the entire time, and it worked the tummy, pelvic area, back, arms, and legs. So, I guess everything. I can't wait to try a different 10 min tomorrow; if not, I'll just do the yoga that I've been doing.
Right now it's a lot easier for me to exercise b/c Marcus isn't home. Yes, he's in China again, but when he's home I like spending time together so I had been putting off my videos. He'll be gone 'til the 16th, so it'll be enough time for me to get into a routine; then, when he comes back home I won't break it.