Wednesday, March 22, 2006

random stuff

What's on my mind, you ask? Well, one thing is that I've now gained 10 lbs. It's hard to see the scale inching up, even though it's supposed to. I worked so hard to lose all that weight, and now to put it back on again is hard. Of course, I'm pretty hungry and seem to need to eat a lot, so that makes it easy. I just hope that I'm exercising some self-control along the way and staying reasonable about it. The other day I caught myself thinking, "Why should I exercise when I'm just going to gain weight anyway?". Yikes. Nipped that one in the bud pretty quickly - of course I still need to exercise or I'll gain MORE weight. Plus I want to stay fit and healthy, and exercise is part of that. I've been good about it - still walking 4x/wk (or aerobics if the weather's bad) and weight training 3x/wk.

I have a dr appt tomorrow, which I'm looking forward to. I don't know why, since they're routine and it's the same thing every time... urine test for sugar/protein, blood pressure, measure fundal height, check my weight, and listen for baby's heartbeat. I still like it, perhaps because each visit is bringing me closer to holding my little girl.

Calvin just woke from his nap and is crying a bit. He will probably settle down and play for a little while if I let him. It's traumatic to wake up! Anyway, he is learning LOTS of new stuff every day - he understands more and more words and is learning more baby signs all the time. He's a joy to be around (for the most part) and we love watching him learn. His latest thing is to sign "hat" and bring me his hat when he wants to go outside. If I don't get the hint, he stands by the door and looks at me expectantly. It's really cute.

Well, he's not calming down, so I'd better go and rescue him and give him a big hug. More later.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Snow was cool :)

I have to admit that my first thought when I saw the snow accumulating this morning was despair. I worried about Loren and Calvin driving to day care in it. I cursed winter because I am sick of it. But, gloom has a way of turning to joy sometimes, and that's what happened today. I turned on the TV to see just how bad the roads were, and they were VERY bad. The reporter said that the east bench (where Calvin's day care is) got "slammed". That, and seeing that I-80 was closed in Parley's Canyon and that it was covered with snow at 700 East, settled it for me. There was NO way I was letting Loren drive Calvin to day care in that in our little Geo Metro - not with SUVs with 4WD thinking they can drive 70 mph in said conditions. So, I called in a snow day to work, and stayed home with il Calvino. When daddy left, Calvin was motioning "hat" to me, and when I put his hat on, he banged on the front door to go outside. OK, OK... we'll go outside. I had to shovel, anyway. We had a blast outside; click here for some pics and videos of our adventures.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Another belly shot

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Belly shot

Latest belly shot at 23 weeks 2 days:
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Women's group

I love our group - it's so great. People are very supportive of one another and I feel like we're beginning to share more and feel safe doing so. I love it (yeah, yeah, already said that, but it's so true)!

I really appreciate the kindness of 2 Saras this week - Sara #1 told me yesterday that I looked beautiful like Arwen in my new maternity shirt. Wow, what a compliment! It made me feel so good. Thank you!!!! Sara #2 also told me that I look really beautiful and complimented my face & hair, etc. I feel very loved. What woman doesn't love to be told that she looks good? Thank you again, Saras!!! Our church ( rocks. Where else could I meet people like this?