I’ve been making progress in so many areas in life lately, and I feel REALLY good about that.
For starters, we started we (I) started our baby registries last night. Because I love making wish lists, and didn’t really want to wait another month or two. Also because OH MY GOD BABIES NEED SO MUCH stuff HOW DO I DECIDE?!?! Starting it all, and being overwhelmed with it all is a lot better than being overwhelmed in like…January when friends/family want to throw a baby shower and are all like why aren’t you registered yet?! And my only answer is to break down and cry and tell them because I don’t know what to register for or even where to start.
But let’s be honest…one thing Baby Schmidt will not be getting? Is this.
That my friends is a Baby Bubbling Whirlpool Spa and Shower. Because a baby needs a whirlpool. If I don’t have one, baby won’t have one. It’s really that simple…and that goes with most things i.e. baby Topsiders, baby Uggs, baby Lilly Pulitzer…the list could go on and on. A friend of mine’s baby totally got baby Uggs before she ever had a pair…that’s the only reason I bring that one up.
THEN! We picked up boxes the other night. You see, our spare bedroom (soon to be nursery mind you) is currently a former home office/library turned kitten room. Kittens are getting evicted (eventually), once we figure out where in our smaller than we thought 2 bedroom apartment to house their food and litter (funny how it’s a lot smaller when you realize there’s no real good place for the cat litter to go excepting the spare bedroom…which won’t be so spare anymore in five+ months).
The first step for transforming the spare room was obtaining boxes so we can box up our books and crap (that doesn’t get thrown out) to make way for baby. Thank you Trader Joes (if you ever move, I highly recommend going to TJ’s on a night when they get shipment – they gave us all those boxes for FREESIES!!!!!).
Hopefully we can both now NOT be entirely overcome with crippling anxiety when we think of cleaning that room out and actually make progress.
Finally, I’m start to not feel crippling nauseousness. I feel pretty lucky that in the past six-seven weeks since we found out about Baby Schmidt that I never once tossed my cookies. However, an empty stomach often left me queasy and uncomfortable (solution: graze. Graze like a cow that has an endless pasture… okay that’s an exaggeration but you know what I mean. I kept meals smaller and more frequent.) and I was more tired than I’ve been my entire life, often falling asleep at 9:30. This means, hopefully in the next week or so I can finally hit the sidewalks again running. While I gave up my bib for the Army 10, there are still a few other smaller races I still want to run to hit my goal of 12. Not racing for time, but I miss activity. Last week we went to yoga downtown and oh my lawd, it felt so good. Even if I couldn’t make it into Camel Pose like I used to be able to, it still felt oh so good.
For now, I’m just enjoying starting to get my energy back. Being hopeful about being a pregnant runner (which I oh so want to be). Now that I have more energy, I want to start finding more mama bloggers to add to my reader, or bloggers who are currently preggers like me (I have a few, that I’ll list in another post). If you have a favorite blogger who’s a soon to be or already mom share it with me!