The goings ons

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ooh, are you excited, two posts so close together!  Haha :)

I have made a commitment to myself to exercise at least half an hour each day, in addition to walking the dogs twice a day.  AND I have been keeping a food diary and getting back to eating no processed foods, and although I don't have a scale, I am feeling really great after doing this for almost 2 weeks (maybe down a few pounds?).  I have been doing mostly vinyasa/power yoga, and an overall toning/core workout, and I get my workouts in during M's morning nap.  If she happens to wake up before I'm done, hubby gets her out of her crib and then they sit and watch me finish (no pressure to look like the perfectly-in-shape women in the videos!).  We are so lucky to be able to both work from home- I have zero idea how moms who work in an office have time for exercise!!

I also have been walking once a week for 45 minutes with my one friend in my neighborhood, who has a 17 month old daughter!  I was telling her how I wanted to teach Maryanne to fall asleep on her own at night (she already does this for our nanny for her afternoon nap), and my friend encouraged me that her daughter cried for about 20 minutes, but after only 3 nights, her daughter goes to sleep on her own (after cuddles and prayers and kisses, of course).  Tonight I tried it with M.  Sure enough, she cried for 20 minutes, but she is now sleeping soundly.  I hope she doesn't hate me in the morning ;-)  It is nice to have a friend nearby- she was texting me good luck and sending prayers my way earlier in the evening- so sweet!

Mr. A is on a business trip for the week :(  Can't wait for him to get home on Friday.  He helps with M alot, but what I mostly miss is our hangout time- after M is in bed.  I am just glad that he would rather be at home with us than traveling any day. 

Last week, I told my acupuncturist that if we're not pregnant by January, maybe we can do some fertility-focused points, but until then, we are just continuing the overall health and balance focus during my sessions.  My acupuncturist has a few other infertility clients, and I just hope and pray that one day they bring their baby home, too.

Well I better scoot to bed.  The nights are clear and crisp these days, and it makes for excellent sleeping with the windows open.  Sweet dreams!


Sunday, September 02, 2012

Tee Jay left me a sweet comment to ask how we were doing, and I just have to oblige her and post real quick that we are all doing great!

M is 11 months old in a couple days, and she is AWESOME.  Hubby just got his pilot's license, and we went up in his plane on Friday after work, and it is SO COOL!!  M loved it, too.  Dogs are good :)  Work is really busy, and I wish I could just win the lottery already.  Our nanny has been with us since I went back to work in January, and I hope she stays with us until Maryanne goes to school...

My sister is due with her baby in 5 weeks.  Holy camoley.  Her shower was a huge success (or maybe instead of winning the lottery, can I just quit my real job and start a party planning business?), and I was so happy that so many people gave her such useful things.  She has still not asked me that much about my go at labor/delivery/motherhood, but I've given some unsolicited musings here and there, and I think I've accepted that that's going to be pretty much it unless actually having the baby jump starts a desire to see what's worked for her big sister.

As far as if they're excited, they are not as excited as we were (not sure if that is possible, though), but I think they are going to do okay.  Hubby and I and Maryanne hung out with them this afternoon, and we had a very enjoyable time, and they are both really cute/adoring to M.  It is so funny because all the time we don't hear from them or see them for a long time, we kind of build them up to be unsocial/unfriendly/uninterested in family members, but usually when we get together, we have a really nice time.

And speaking of seeing them, maybe the stars are thinking aligning because they want to get together with us for dinner this coming weekend, and she suggested that she and I get ice cream in a couple weeks the morning before her doctor's appointment.  I about fell off my chair.  Could it be possible that I might actually start to see her regularly?!?  How awesome would that be.


She is not going back to work after their baby comes.  I, of course, work from home full time, but because I work from home, I have a ton of flexibility in my hours.  Can you imagine all the fun things we can do together, with the kiddos?!?!  I don't exactly know how they crunched the numbers to make living on his salary doable, but apparently they did, and I just hope they were honest with themselves as far as their expenses go.  But all in all, given the recent improvement in the frequency of our get togethers, I am actually a little bit optimistic we will get to be mamas together, after all.

But enough about my sister ;-)

I'm still breastfeeding, although I think M is sort of self-weaning a bit- we are down to 2 times a day.  I got my first period post-baby almost a month ago, and raise your hand if you think we'll get a BFP this time?  Hahahahahahaha.  I am returning to acupuncture and taking my vitamins again, so we'll see.  At this point, we're just doing "general health/balance" treatments, and as much as I say at this point that I don't want to "try" as hard as last time, if we're not pregnant by December, I might ask her to do some more fertility-focused points.  We would both be 100% happy if our family is forever the three of us, so let's be clear about that!!

I really need to find time to return to yoga or running or something.  Just like 30 minutes a day.  It shouldn't be that hard!!!  I've been back in my normal clothes for a long time, I just feel like if I tried, I could be even smaller.  Smaller is relative, of course, I would still not be a size 4 or 6 :-P

Okay, I'm sure this is info overload.  I want so badly to keep up with this, I really do.  I promise not to let it sit untended for another 3 months ;-)  Leave a comment and tell me how you're doing!!  I read all your blogs while I'm nursing, so I'm pretty current on y'all, but it'd be great for you to say hi if you're still reading :)