Good morning! I thought we were about due for another pregnancy update! I just KNOW you were dying to see my baby bump—right?
What’s going on with baby?
Baby girl is very active these days! I haven’t noticed her moving from the outside, but she certainly makes her presence known from the inside. She’s always active after I eat (loves food—her mommy’s girl!), when there’s music on (daddy’s girl), and late at night. It’s so fun to get to interact with her more and more. She is over a pound and is close to a foot long now! Her heartbeat was nice and steady at her appointment this week as well.
What’s going on with mom?
I’m doing really well! While I don’t LOVE-LOVE being pregnant, I really have minimal complaints and have had a pretty easy pregnancy thus far. I have started to have a bit of indigestion/heartburn at nights, but nothing a couple tums can’t clear up.
I have been basically eating whatever the heck I want though. Which is never good. I’ve also not been good about exercising at all. I’ve come to realize that healthy living does feel cyclical and sometimes you will have times like these. We are all imperfect people living in a world of brownies and ten dollar pizzas—sometimes the brownies and pizza win for the day. I just can’t let them win for the week or win for the month. (I wrote a really good blog post called What to Do When Things Go Wrong that I reread during times like these.) I worked hard to get in my 5 servings of fruits/veggies yesterday (success!) and that is where I will start today and build on that success. Little steps are better than large leaps.
Well I’ve been reading a bit about parenting/keeping a baby alive. It seems like everyone has a different idea of how to do it. And every baby is a bit different so….yeah. It sometimes feels like a deluge of information that I’m not sure how relevant all of it will be in the future. Here are a few of the tentative “plans” we have for our baby/parenting style.
- We want baby girl to be a part of our family, not the center of the family.
- We want to use a loose schedule of eat, play, sleep. Hopefully plenty of sleep.
- I want to breastfeed and cloth diaper. But if those things don’t work out it’s not the end of the world.
- We want our baby to be healthy and happy.
Most of the other details are still fuzzy.
Ever been stuck in an unhealthy eating rut? How did you break out?
What was the one unexpected thing you learned during your first months of parenting?