Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Hump Day!

Thanks to all of you for reassuring me that the baby talk is not driving you away.:-) Unfortunately, I think it'll just continue even after he/she is here, so I hope you don't mind!

Middle of the week, at last.

My eating has been so-so over the last couple of days. Once I get into the habit of junky eating, it kinda spirals out of control. Of course, my version of "junky" is definitely not the same as someone else's. My definition consists of vegan chocolate cake (yes, I know the "vegan" part doesn't make it a better food choice - but still!), homemade pizza (made on a spelt crust, with low fat cheese), and these amazing organic oreo cookies that I've discovered. I can't stop eating them! Not good choices.

I'm feeling very tired. I think I'm burning out from everything I'm doing right now. I'm teaching a university course on Monday nights. Tueday evenings, aquafit. Wednesday is the only evening I have free. Thursday, yoga. Weekends - prep for teaching and dealing with household stuff. Plus, a very busy and stressful full-time job that barely gives me time to breathe during the day. I know that others have it even busier than me - I'm not complaining. I just wish I had some time to relax, reflect, and enjoy my last 3 months of pregnancy.

I'm a much happier person when I can focus on my emotional and physical health. That means healthy eating (and cooking!), lots of exercise, and doing the stuff I love to do like reading, listening to music, and daydreaming.:-)

I'm going to talk to my doctor about this tomorrow during my appointment - my day job is becoming more than I can bear right now! And I need to start thinking about me and the baby.

We've finally ordered a crib and change table/dresser - they're due to arrive on Saturday. How in the world will I feel when those things are assembled in my place? It'll be amazing and strange, that's for sure! We don't have the space yet - our 2nd bedroom is still filled with junk. We just need to clear some stuff out. It's been painted a beautiful rich almond colour. The curtains are up. It's slowly coming together.

My mother is planning a baby shower for me on October 29th. My mother-in-law is planning a (surprise) baby shower on October 22nd. The hubby kinda spoiled the surprise - he thought I should know. I do wish it was a surprise, but I'm glad to know also.:-) It's nice to have all of this love and care around us right now!

And finally, I'm contemplating signing up at a gym with a daycare once the baby's here. Working out is going to be important - and admittedly, it will be nice to have a break from taking care of the little one while I take care of myself.;-) I'm determined to get back in shape, and starting to run again will be great. Unfortunately, there are no daycare-gyms nearby. For now, I will use the gym in my apartment building - and I'll bring the baby with me.

Weird to be thinking about this stuff. But somehow, life is starting to have a different purpose for me. My health goals feel so much more important now - because soon, I'm going to have a BABY to look after. And I want to live a long and healthy life, and set a good example for him/her. I want to be fit, and to be able to run after my baby when he/she crawls for the first time, or takes a first step. I know it sounds corny, but it's true.

And next year around this time, I want to feel like I'm in the best shape of my life. And I can't wait to start my journey there again. The baby just kicked inside me. I guess he/she likes that idea too.:-)


Living to Feel Good said...

This post just made me smile. :D

Christy said...

I am feeling exactly the same re: getting back into the healthy mode once this baby arrives. I haven't been doing too terribly, but definitely the heavenly hash ice cream I made quite the dent in last night wasn't the *best* of choices.

Is there a GoodLife near you? I'm a member there and you can bring your baby as young as 6 weeks to their day care and I believe it's $5 each time or you can get your baby a membership for $15/month, and you can be there for up to 2 hours (not sure how often a week), so until the weather gets nice enough to go outside (I'm due beginning of Dec.) that's where I will be hanging out. I want to get back to goal and I have a 'goal date' in my mind cause it's one of my best friend's wedding on the 30th of June.

Good luck talking to your doctor, you need to concentrate on feeling well and being nice and relaxed for the baby!!

Belladora said...

I absolutely love hearing how motivated you are. I think that I'd be feeling the exact same things in your position. Plus I think that having time to exercise after the baby comes will be an essential 'escape' for you:)

totegirl said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you! And I think it's great to think about the changes you'll be faced with now, instead of after the baby is born. How exciting! Now get hubby to clear out that room and take some pics for us!

KleoPatra said...

Go you!!! Your motivation is inspiring.

See you this week/weekend, i hope. Can't wait to give you and your baby-to-be a big ol' hug!!

Christy said...

I forget... when are you due for again? I think it's pretty close to me.... (Dec 14th)

Sonya said...

Thanks to all of you for the lovely comments!! I heart you all.

Kleo - I'm super-excited to meet you this weekend too! It will be lovely!

Christy - I'm due on Dec 26th. Yep, my kid is gonna come out in Boxin' style!:-)

pinknest said...

i think this is refreshing and wonderful...this new drive to be as healthy and fit, all inspired by your baby.