Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mommy Needs Coffee: BFFs!

Workout: 30 min Tapayasa Warrior Flow

Yes folks, there are some signs that I may be back to my old-self:

  • I actually had a salad for lunch today. It was romaine-based greek salad because I still can't stand the thought of a warm spinach salad - but let's focus on the SALAD part!
  • I actually feel like making healthy meals
  • I actually feel like writing, hence the post
  • I actually feel like reading books - i've been a mahjongg addict at night recently
  • I feel re-energized to get back on the healthy-eating track. I haven't derailed too much but the food aversions really got to me and anything sugar was my new BFF! I'm really trying to cut down on the sugar now and trying to get my veggie intake up. Thank goodness for banana soft-serve, even the BB loves it and has been known to cry for it (ok, not just the BB) after dinner! 

Slowly but surely, I'm getting back to myself - yay!

On to today's Mommy Needs Coffee talk: BFFs!

I read this article recently, Why Moms and Daughters Can Never Really Be Friends, and yes, I'll admit to to watching the Gilmore Girls and hoping my BB and I will have the type of relationship that these two have:

However, as the article points out there may undefined boundaries that need to be determined if you plan to go down that road.

To be honest, I really hope I have the type of relationship that I have with my mom. It took us a while to get there because I was always daddy's girl up until I got married. I mean, I was always just a bit closer to my dad but had a good relationship with both.

After I married and specially now that I have a BB, I found having my mom there has been a true blessing. I'm amazed at all the sacrifices she made for our family and I hope to one day be like her. I know - sappy, but I blame that gene on her (well- dad too).

Every time I hear the BB tell me to "Go!" I just wonder what lies ahead and I just plan on taking it one day at a time. Relationships change and hopefully grow and every time I hear the BB say "Bress you" after I cough, my heart just sinks!

How about you, would you want to be BFFs with your own parents or kids?


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Work It Wednesday: or not?

Workout: lots of walking mini-breaks!

Hello bloggies, I know it's been a long, long time.

I've been very good about being very inconsistent and to tell you the truth, I've been ok with that. Taking it easy on myself has been a very good thing, and opting to sleep or do nothing for that 1-ish hour of free time I get has done wonders.

I can't remember if I mentioned it or not, but there was a BIG BIG project at work that I was lead of. I didn't realize how stressed I got, specially the day of the release. It was like I was back in college and it was the day of a big final. I'm grateful to report things went well, but I'm so glad it's over and done with.

Ya see, I have a little secret (shhh... don't tell)! I've also been battling the first-trimester woes and am barely starting to get some of my energy back. Almost and very slowly, but we're getting there!

That's right, our little family is expecting and we are so grateful to God for this little blessing.

There's just so many emotions and thoughts going on right now and I'm trying to take it easy as I try (or choose not) to process it all.

Some quick thoughts on this pregnancy:

  • Different, but similar at the same time - still very, very tired!
  • No morning sickness, but many many food aversions (salad cases have gone bye-bye)
  • I am hungry ALL.THE.TIME - don't remember that the first time.
  • Mommy brain is a live and well, but it led to a later ultra-sound (since I got the dates mixed up on the first) and we got to see the little bb kicking. Oh so blessed!
  • I've been wanting to keep it to myself for the most part. Haven't told anyone at work and have had thoughts of seeing how long it takes people to ask the question "Are you pregnant?" (BTW, I think the  belly bump is getting there)
  • Haven't slept through the night in about a month - I don't remember the night-time bath trips starting so early before.
  • I hate to say it, but I am a little scared at this thought: TWO of them.
  • My chiropractor and the massage therapists have been a Godsend!
  • Coffee, how I've missed thee! I gave it up for the first trimester and am slowly introducing 1 cup every day or so, but man - that was tough. I really do think I was drinking way too much of it though. In fact, for the last self-breast exam I was unable to find the that little bump which caused such a stir a while back. Maybe my body was trying to teach me some things about moderation?
  • Speaking of boobs, they are back. It was so sad to see them go after breastfeeding (and they really, really went too).
  • Is there a fast forward button?
  • Yoga/weights + walking -> it's where it's at! The pool at my gym is still closed and won't open til September. I can make it, I think.
  • My BB pointed to my tummy one day and said "Baby". Um, wow!?# Do kids pick up on this stuff?
  • I could go on and on, but I said quick so I'll end it here.
So remember, it's our little secret ;)

Got any little secret's you wish to share? Or maybe some cookies?