For all those who have been worried: We survived the great Snowquester of 2013. It was rough at times, but we hankered down with our economy pack of toilet paper from Costco and made do.
Just kidding; the storm was a bust and is now being referred to as the “Noquester” of 2013. *shrug* I’ll admit, I’m a five year old at heart and was incredibly disappointed for a bit yesterday when it became clear that the snow wasn’t meant to be. But, I put on my big-girl pants and decided to make the best of it. It was, after all, a day off from work, and that is not to be taken lightly! My slightly growing (but definitely there!) baby belly has rendered many clothes in my closet un-wearable, and since we’re moving in a few weeks, anyway, I packed virtually everything away into suitcases. I got to my pair of skinny jeans and said, “THIS is my goal! I want to see how soon after giving birth I can wear these!” And then I did the same holding up my favorite summer dress and my favorite skirt, and finally I realized that after giving birth I’m going to, you know, have a baby to take care of and whatnot, and I’m also going to be incredibly sore in places most ladies don’t like to talk about, so I screwed the goal-making, packed the tiny clothes with their uncomfortable buttons and zippers up and thanked the good lord for stretchy running shorts and yoga pants. I’ll work out through pregnancy and as soon after birth as possible, and I plan on breastfeeding, which burns quite a few calories on its own, so I’m confident the weight will come off. In the meantime, I’m going to stick with the philosophy that a comfortable mommy is a happy mommy and a happy mommy is a good mommy.
(I hope so, at least!)
And then what does a girl do once she packs away a bunch of clothes that no longer fit? Why, she bakes cookies, of course! Now, I know it seems like I’ve done a lot of baking (which is true—does this count as nesting??), but I want it to be known that we don’t keep any other junk food in the house—no chips, certainly no store-bought cookies (as IF.) (There *is* gelato in the freezer that I was craving and whining about, and then I finally got it and after a bite or so it sort of turned my stomach. Neal can’t eat it in all of its lactose-laden glory, but I refuse to throw it out because one little pint cost as much as half a gallon of his lactose-free stuff.) Plus, we eat pretty healthy overall—lots of veggies and protein (and, okay, lots of baked potatoes, too. Whatever. Baby likes carbs as much as his/her momma does!) So, yes, since I’ve been pregnant, I like to keep baked goods in the house, but we’re moderating, I’m exercising on a pretty much daily basis at this point, and my weight gain is right on track.
Speaking of exercising, I managed to get my buns out of bed for an early morning workout with a friend living next door (how convenient is that?) My running tights are starting to PUSH it—I roll the top down under the belly, but they still aren’t very comfortable, and I refuse to buy any cooler weather maternity workout wear because I’ll use them for, like, a week. I might just have to brave the cold for a while and stick with my shorts!
Anyway…happy Thursday!! We may not have gotten any snow, but we’ve got sunshine, and that’s close enough.