Sunday, October 08, 2006

Another sporatic post

I know I seem to be posting on such a random basis lately. Part of it has to do with life being insanely busy. The other part has to do with this baby's arrival coming closer and closer - and really, since this is weight loss blog - I'm reluctant to chat all about babies!

Well, let's get the baby stuff overwith.;-) I'm now at 7 months, which is so hard to believe. The baby is moving around inside, and my body has definitely changed now. It's hard to bend over, my walk is a slight waddle, and I'm having a bit of trouble sleeping (what, with getting up to use the washroom a few times a night, and not being able to sleep on my tummy like I used to!).

I'm very excited, but also overwhelmed like you wouldn't believe. What's it going to be like, with this new little person in my life? Forever! Am I going to be a good mom? Will I teach him/her all the right things?

And then there's the birth. Is it really going to feel like pushing a bowling ball out of my downstairs? Will the baby be healthy and happy? Will the baby be on time?

So much to think about, really. The hubby and I have been a unit of "two" for awhile now, and we're trying to mentally prepare ourselves for a new addition. Lately, when we go out for dinner, or go for a walk - we keep thinking "this is one of the last few times we'll truly be alone for like, 20 years!". But I also know that's not entirely true. Our lives will be different, sure. But we'll always try and make time for eachother, I hope.

So, that's where I'm at, really. Excited. Overwhelmed. Scared. Totally normal feelings, I know.

Things have been a bit better on the exercise front. I've been going to aqua-fit classes once a week, with other pregnant ladies. The water feels heavenly, because it makes me feel light again! I've also been going to pre-natal yoga classes once a week. The poses are getting harder to do, as my belly gets in the way. But breathing and stretching for an hour is wonderful. I'm trying to use the elliptical / treadmill for another two days during the week. I'm trying!

Eating has been okay. I haven't turned into a junk-food fiend, that's for sure. But I really should be watching some of my refined carbs, especially since I'm trying to ward off gestational diabetes. In some ways, it's more difficult to be conscious of what I'm eating when my body is getting so big and I'm hungry at the most random times! I try to make good choices when I can.

I haven't stepped on the scale in the past month. My doctor's appointment is this week, so I'll know then. Not weighing myself has felt weird, since it used to be such a ritual for me. Part of it is just not wanting to know. The other part is, this is not in my control. If I eat relatively healthy, and exercise when I can - I'm doing the best I can do. I can't worry about my weight during this pregnancy. Admittedly, it is hard to see the scale climbing up.

I'm going to train for a 10K run next spring / summer. I'll need to take it easy right after the baby arrives, of course - but hopefully within six weeks I'll be back to exercising regularly again. I can't wait! Plus, I'll have a new little exercise partner staring up at me, to motivate me along the way.:-) How great will that be?

Again, sorry for posting so sporatically! I haven't caught up on blogs lately - but will try to do so when I have some breathing time.


Living to Feel Good said...

Glad everything is good with you. SOunds very exciting. Don't be shy to post on here again even if it's about the baby. Remember we are all friends here and care about you. It's not always about food and weigh loss. :D

pinknest said...

everything seems to be going well! how exciting you're going to be training for a 10k run!!

KleoPatra said...

Sonya, this isn't just a "weight loss blog," this is the Sonya blog! I can say that i, for one, enjoy reading about all the facets for your life! I am happy to know you are feeling well, besides all the usual nervousness that a new baby's arrival inevitably brings!

Keep up the good work on yoruself and doing the right things for your body, mind and spirit. Your baby's thanking you already, Sonya!

i hope you never feel pressured to post... no worries, mate!


Christy said...

It's funny how new mom's-to-be feel the same way about so many things! My husband and I are always saying - next time we come out to breakfast, we will have a baby in a car seat! It's nuts to think about.

I think my next dr's appt I'll face the other way so I don't see the number on the scale :)

Cowgirl Warrior said...

This is a Sonya blog and you can talk about whatever the heck you want. I'm happy to hear that everything is going well and it's not uncommon to feel a little overwhelmed. You're going to be a great parent, I just know it.

Geraldine said...

I saw your comment at Kleo's thought Id stop by. Congrats on the upcoming baby, how exciting. And good luck with your fitness regime. One step at a time though, dont be too hard on yourself. I agree with K, your baby is thanking you right now for taking good care.

Huggs, G

KleoPatra said...

Sonya, i saw your message on my blog (thank you!) and yes, i am going to be in Toronto! I am trying to make plans to meet up with your veggie neighbours Megan, Carrie and Melissa West (you can see their names on my blog list to the left of my main page) and i would love to see YOU... but even if that is not possible, i would love to hear your Toronto thoughts... you can e-mail me at

Hope you are well!! *HUGS*

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