Sunday, July 26, 2009

Can't do it

I can't clean the bathtub anymore. The belly is in the way. I can't lean over to scrub it while in the shower either cause I'll tip over. Nor can I get on my knees to scrub. ~sigh~ The hubs is just going to have to take over that chore from now on.

I wonder how long it will be until I can no longer carry a laundry basket. I have the kind with the u-shaped cut out to fit on your hip...Hmm...

Phoebe is getting very strong. She can already kick so hard it makes my whole belly move. I wonder if she'll be a rib breaker? She really enjoys music. So almost all day today we have been rocking. She seems to be a big fan of U2, Ben Folds, Cake, The Police and anything with lots of bass. Yep, she's definitely her father's spawn. LOL

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Get up & get moving

How many times a day do you hear that? From fitness gurus to commercials for workout videos to PSAs for kids. I hear it quite a bit. Now that I'm not completely exhausted anymore I was starting to feel like I should probably just get up and well, get moving. I hadn't exercised at all since March.

Unless you count cutting the grass once a week with an old fashioned push reel mower. Actually I hadn't done that in a few weeks either. Now that it is hot out and my belly is growing my DH doesn't want me cutting the grass. He hired a lawn care service to do it for us instead. He can't use the mower I bought, it's too small, even with the handle extended all the way, he has to bend over to push it. Not good.

So...yesterday I walked. I have a leslie Sansone video with 3 miles on it. I only did 1 mile. I know I shouldn't over do it. So I'll just do 1 mile for a week, maybe two before I move on to the 2 mile walk. I feel good. A smidge sore, but still good. I did it today too. I'm going to try to do this every week day and take the weekends off. I want to stay in shape. Yes, I know round is a shape. You know what I mean though. I don't want to gain too much before Phoebe is born.

I've never been one to really exercise a lot. I've always been small, so never saw the need. I used to get plenty of my exercise from marching band. That consisted of cardio, weight lifting, endurance training and breathing workouts. I played tuba, so I got a tremendous workout every day! LOL

So, here's hoping I can keep it up and stay healthy. :D

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Things I'm learning

I've always enjoyed learning new things. It's one of the best things my DH and I share, we love learning. I'm learning a lot right now!

It's amazing what the pregnant body can do. How mind blowing is it that there is a person growing in my womb? She's moving a lot. It feels like she is doing gymnastics. Yep, got a little Mary Lou in there. Every time I feel even the tiniest of movements I stop what I'm doing just to enjoy it. I love watching my belly move when she kicks or turns or punches me. I hear that I won't be loving it in a couple months, but I think I will anyway. ;)

I'm learning that I can't move as quickly as I'm accustomed to. I am a fast walker, a fast worker...I don't move slowly. But now I have to. I can't walk fast anymore because I'm already starting to waddle. :D I can't work fast because I get tired easily. I'm learning that I have to work a little while, then rest. It's made a difference in housework for me. I typically clean the whole house at once. Can't do that anymore.

I'm also learning that I truly love being pregnant. It's probably the most wonderful thing ever so far. I'm just thrilled and amazed, I know I've said that already, at what is happening in my body. God truly makes miracles happen.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Not sure what to call this

You know how sometimes you just KNOW something? I've known since I was a little kid that I wanted to be a mom. Not just a mom, a good mom. I'd like to be great, but don't want to put too much pressure on myself. ;) I went to college, but didn't enjoy it. In fact, I didn't even graduate in the major I studied. I intended to be a music teacher, then realized that I actually didn't want to be a teacher. So I took a general studies bachelors degree to graduate. Somewhere along the line it occurred to me that I just wanted to be a wife and mother. Sounds wonderful doesn't it?
I can't imagine doing anything else. I'm so thankful that I have the chance to be just that.

The first week that my husband and I dated we talked about children. It was so important to me that I didn't want to spend time getting to know someone and possibly fall in love, if he didn't want them. Thankfully he did. (does?) I wanted a large family, maybe 6 kids. He, being the practical man that he is, worries how we will be able to feed that many. So he's thinking more along the lines of just 2. We'll see how it works out.

Now that I am pregnant with our first child I feel like I'm in Heaven. Really. It's been such an easy pregnancy so far. No morning sickness, not once! I'm not having any complications. It's really just been a dream. Every time she moves I stop what I'm doing and just enjoy it. It makes me grin from ear to ear. I talk to her, play music for her. I even let the cats sit on my lap and purr so that she will recognize the sound and not be afraid of them. She likes that a lot. I can feel her roll toward them and kick at them. :D

So, here's to embarking on a new journey through life!