Remember how I said that my goals were to eat better and get more exercise? Well I was successful at one of those endeavors.
Not only did I go to a prenatal yoga class with my pal, Beth, on Wednesday night, but last night I also went on a 45-ish minute walk with two of my other favorite pals, Katie & Kristen! The babies are probably really confused since they haven't exactly witnessed mom engaging in much physical activity since they came on the scene.
Eating is a different story. Let's just say that being pregnant during Halloween candy season is dangerous, particularly if nothing sounds or tastes appealing, causing you to shovel mini Twix bars and Reese's peanut butter cups in your face just to make the bad taste go away. Oh, and I should note that I'm still not craving normal "sweets," ie: cookies, cake, cupcakes, sugary candy, etc.
If it's possible, the number of foods that I can stomach has actually decreased in the last week or so, which is interesting since I'm allegedly supposed to start feeling better right about now. My beloved tortilla chips aren't even doing the trick, but considering that is the greatest tragedy going on in the pregnancy at the moment, I think it's safe to say things are going well.
Something else that is interesting: this is the first week that I haven't had any type of appointment to attend in 3 months. No bloodwork, no co-pay, no ultrasound, no needles, no nothing! I never thought this week would come, but lo and behold, it has, and it feels very refreshing, I must say.
And now is the part of my pregnancy blogging that likely won't come often (because I've found that pregnancy comes with enough advice even without asking!), but I'm going to go out on a limb and ask for your input:
1. Childcare: Nanny or daycare? Thoughts? Preferences? Really great recommendations in our immediate area for either one?
2. Babymoon: This has been consuming most of my free time this week, and I would love to hear your suggestions/thoughts!
Some things to keep in mind:
- In order to save up precious 2013 vacation time, we are planning to go in December, so we don't want to go somewhere that will be unbearably frigid (cold weather is ok, just not arctic tundra weather).
- We would like to go somewhere in the US where Southwest flies.
- We don't want to go anywhere that would require too much walking around, BUT we want to be somewhere with plenty of options of things to do. We would like to be able to relax but not get bored.
I realize that (a) those are a lot of stipulations, and (b) this is very much a first world problem, but if you could indulge me by giving some feedback, it would be greatly appreciated.
For now, I'm off to rummage through the pantry and see if anything sounds appealing before I resort to eating ice as a snack.