Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Lesson about Preparing for a Baby

Do yoga. Not that pretty "flow" stuff but the kind where you have to just stay in that damned pose for eternity. I'm not kidding. I let my yoga practice slide the past couple years, and I regret it now that I have a heavy baby who has to be carried everywhere and who currently doesn't like being worn in a sling or hauled around in a car seat. My back is picking up the slack from having weak arms. 

Get some WD-40. This I already had, thankfully, but I'm going to start giving it to people at baby showers I think. That plus some carpet cleaner and laundry detergent in bulk. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

A Lesson about Complaints

We've been having mid-80s temperatures these past few days, which I am emotionally unprepared for. The fans are out of the garage, the thermostat has been flipped from heat to cool, and I'm suddenly realizing I have no shorts or tank tops to get me through our ridiculously hot summer. Last summer, I was complaining about how difficult it was to find maternity clothes I liked, but now I'm faced with a whole new body to try to dress. I'm still carrying around a little more weight than my pre-pregnancy body, and my chest is--well, I really just don't have words to describe what's going on there. I'm wondering why I was ever complaining about having to dress my pregnant body or my pre-pregnancy body.

The lesson: The good news is that whatever I think is a problem now will not always be a problem. The bad news is that it will be replaced by a whole new set of problems.