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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Week 16

Kev and I found out we'll be getting a Pink Baby to match our Pink House.

It's really exciting to know who's going to be coming to live with us and be a part of our family. I've been asking this baby who the heck s/he is for weeks now, and I finally have my answer.

Before the appointment Kev told me he'd acquired a child's tool bench and he really hopes he can bring it home for baby. I told him that regardless of the baby's sex, a set of tools is a necessity! Now I won't have to help him around the Pink House anymore. Our pink pilates buddy will be innately better at it because she'll share his genes. I, on the other hand, am hopeless.

I think what I'm most excited about this week is knowing that my pink pilates buddy can wear the Polo Ralph Lauren jean skirt that I bought in Freeport last summer.

It really doesn't look good on Maddie. There isn't a hole for her tail!

Regarding the actual pregnancy itself- I feel alright this week. I passed on the muscle relaxer that my doctor offered for my back pain. I'm just going to remember to carry my Tylenol with me and take it when the pain keeps me from being comfortable during the work day.

Sleep is still somewhat elusive during the night, but I do fall asleep at the drop of the hat when I initially crawl into bed. The new rule Kev has established requires me to be completely ready for bed (face washed, teeth brushed, contacts removed, vitamins ingested, etc...) before I get under the covers. Otherwise the poor guy comes to bed later in the night and has to wake me up and try to motivate me to take care of the nightly ritual when I'm grumpy. It's no good for either of us.

As always, teaching Pilates feels fantastic. I had the opportunity to facilitate three classes this week instead of my usual two and it helped my overall energy levels stay up. On top of that, I even survived a two-day, 16-hour yoga certification that was held Friday and today.

It's been an emotional week due to how busy my schedule is. I was fighting back tears on Thursday because of a particularly difficult morning at work. It's hard enough being reprimanded when your hormones are normal. Now that they're definitely UN normal being yelled at is harder to handle.

However, doing 3 yoga sessions this weekend helped restore my confidence and awareness of my own worth. I'm going into next week with a fresh outlook so I can handle the confrontations without feeling personally attacked. Having a four-day work week will probably help too.

I'm starting to feel huge (especially after spending two days watching myself do yoga for the first time in a year) although I still fit into pre-pregnancy pants and tops pretty well. It's just hard to watch my body change and be 100% okay with it. I'm not used to such a protrusion coming out of my midsection. I feel like I should already be knocking things over with it!

Although we now know who our little baby is, I have yet to feel a desire to buy any clothes for a little girl. I just figure everything is going to get pooped and puked on for the first few months so there's no rush to invest in clothes. I'm currently saving my money for a stroller and car seat combo once I get around to researching and selecting one.

I'm finding that a laid-back approach to pregnancy is really working for me. I even ate a cooked mussel last night with my seafood platter. I'm not even going to bother Googling it to see if I've exposed my baby to brain tumors or anything. I'm happy and I'm healthy, so baby should be too. I exercise, I drink buckets of water every day, I try to sleep a lot, I eat apples... there's only so much I can control.

So there you have it. Another week of incubating (as Kev calls it) and what my journey has been like. Next time you see Maddie, please tell her she is pretty. While wearing that Polo skirt she seemed very self-conscious.

5 comments:

  1. A girl! How wonderful! I don't really buy clothes for my baby either unless it's something I come across at Target that is like totally cheap on sale for $3. We'll get so much crap at our baby showers so I too am putting my money away for the carseat/stroller and crib :) Sounds like you're taking perfect care of yourself, keep it up!

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  2. Yeah! A little girl! So exciting. Can't wait to see her in that skirt - super cute.

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  3. Also, I've been thinking about what it would be like to NOT have a "protrusion"....sigh. :) Those were the days!

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  4. Congrats on the girl! They are alot of fun. And I admit, I was a little sick of all the pink before she came...now I can't get enough of it. Can't wait to see your little lady wearing that skirt.

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