When you’re a kid you always hear adults tell you to slow down and enjoy life because it goes by so quick! “You’re going to miss school and seeing all of your friends once it’s over”, “Christmas is here again already? It feels like it was just here!!”, “There’s not enough time in the day to get everything done!” …None of these sayings make sense to a kid, to a kid we have all the time in the world to laugh and play, do whatever we want. Sometimes we want time to speed up so we can hurry up and be 16 and drive or 18 and move out, or even just a little older so we’re tall enough to ride all the rides at the fair. These sayings all come flooding back into your mind when you get to be an adult yourself with a job and errands, a house to clean and children (to mess it up right after you clean it).
For example, it feels like just yesterday I was planning our wedding, calling around searching for that perfect barn and the cheapest place to buy Mason jars. Now it feels like I’ve blinked and we’ve been married for almost seven months. What happened??? Life happened my friends. Time slips through our fingers before we even know it and we’re looking back, confused, asking where it all went. I’m not trying to make this blog depressing, don’t get me wrong. It just fascinates me how as we grow, time still goes by (scientifically) at the same rate it always has but our perception of it changes completely. Before I know it, we will be celebrating our one year anniversary, and fifth, and twenty fifth, and God willing, our fiftieth.
I find myself using that old phrase “There’s not enough time in the day to get everything done!” A. Lot. And of course one of the first things that gets shaved off that long list of ‘To-Do’s is exercise. I have good intentions, find a work out I really want to try, that I think I can squeeze into my day, Pin it on Pinterest or stick it to the front of my refrigerator…and then life happens. Between work, grocery shopping, cooking dinner, bath time for Baby Girl, clean up from dinner, clean up from the toddler tornado that hits our living room every day, and whatever else gets tossed in there, I’m too exhausted to even think about sweating! Been there? And I’m not saying I do it all by myself, that’s the ridiculous part! My hubby works full time and usually longer hours than I do, takes out the trash and recycling, helps with dinner clean up sometimes, let’s the dogs out to use the bathroom and play, feeds them, and does other “man stuff” around the house that I’m sure I’m not even aware of, and is just as exhausted as I am at the end of the day. Who has time to work out?? Crazy people, that’s who! Super mom’s or people who don’t yet have kids are the only exception I can find to the crazy people. Having said that, I’m thinking about using this blog as my accountability. Yep, that’s right, ya’ll are my witnesses! Call it a New Year’s resolution if you will, starting the first of January I’m starting a (prenatal) exercise routine! This exercise routine to be exact: http://www.fitpregnancy.com/exercise/prenatal-workouts/ready-set-push-workout …and yes, I should have started this M U C H sooner than 30 weeks, however, I think every little bit can help (and I will continue to convince myself of this).
Oh, and did you catch that ^ 30 weeks!!! It feels like we just found out we were having baby #2 and now I am 30 weeks, wow. Just wow. I told myself that I was going to really ‘savor’ this pregnancy, in case this is the last time I get to experience it but life got so crazy that I don’t really feel like that has happened. It’s bittersweet that we are so close to the finale. The bitter: I may have let the last time I will feel little kicks and get to rub my big pregnant belly slip by, and I know I will miss it. The sweet: we are so close to meeting our little girl and finally getting to see what she looks like, will she have her daddy’s eyes like her sister does? Will she come out with a head full of hair too? Or will she be completely different? That sweet, serene thought is interrupted by the realization that she does not yet have a name! Eep! I feel like there is so much left to prepare and if time is going by this quickly, I’m afraid she’ll be here before we tie all the loose ends. I know that as long as she is healthy, nothing else will matter TOO much and I should just focus on that but I’m a worrier, it’s what I do 😉
A little off topic from ‘Time’, but I want to share something I am rather proud of (no laughing). I did a lot of research this pregnancy that I never even though to do when I was pregnant with my daughter (and trust me, I read A LOT of stuff!) and found out about all of the chemicals that are in that nasty, sugary, glucose drink that is commonly given to pregnant women to test them for gestational diabetes. Yuck! I was saddened to think I had subjected Baby Girl to that mess, but I was uninformed. SO, this time I decided that I wanted to do an alternative form of testing and thankfully, I have an amazing midwife who is completely ok with that 🙂 So I purchased an inexpensive blood glucose monitor and have been keeping a nutritional journal and testing my blood sugar levels since Christmas Eve (yes, I still ate cookies 😉 ). Now, the part that I am proud of is that I have managed to push aside my completely irrational fear of needles for the sake of mine and my unborn daughter’s health. I still freak a little every time I put that little device to the side of my finger, even though I know it’s a quick, small sting and then it’s over. I’m happy to report that my glucose levels have been good so far, ranging from 84 to 116, with 5 days under my belt and only 2 more to go! Whoo hoo!
Happy Wife. Fit Girl. Crunchy Mom.