Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Let the planning begin

So, my first appointment with a nutritionist due to my newly developed gestational diabetes went fairly well. She explained everything so that when I left I felt, "I can do this." It wasn't too overwhelming and all the materials were very helpful, so I thought I could successfully create a meal plan without too much headache.

Now, I am at home, feeling overwhelmed. It's mostly a lack of food already at home that is the issue. My choices are in no way limited, but my budget, sadly, is. So, therein lies my challenge-finding things that fit the parameters that I already have or that I can afford to buy. At least I have the upside of a wide variety of choices. However, I'm pretty sure if peanutbutter and crackers or cheese and crackers are all I have for snacks all week, my nutritionist will have something to say about it! Maybe I will feel more creative later. At least I have my first breakfast and snack decided...

Staying home thus far has been fairly tolerable. I like to watch movies, read, and play on the internet. Overall, I'm naturally reclusive, so it's working pretty well for me. Having regular visits from my close friends and family has helped with the social neglect, so thanks :) (You know who you are) I admit though, there are times I miss the hubbub of work life, even though I complained about it occassionally. I miss seeing certain people everyday, even if it centered around the simple and mundane requirements of the day. Yes, that's it. I miss seeing certain people everyday where our relationships required no maintenance. Just going about our daily lives, we were allowed to enjoy one another's company. Now, I find myself in this awkward place of communicating in ways we never had, simply because they're my friends and I want them to stay that way. Sigh.

I'm also trying to look at the positives to this short season of my life. I get to read more than I ever made time for (because I could always think of something more productive to do). I can watch tv online and just enjoy a show and perhaps crochet (which I rarely did because I could always think of something more productive to do). I can surf around the internet reading articles and news and perhaps whatever other fluff I find to lose myself in... All things I would have felt guilt-ridden indulging in, but now am allowed to do little else. So, with self-release, I allow myself to just enjoy this time. It will come to a swift close when we have 2 little ones absorbing every moment that we might allow for such self-indulgent things.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Remember me?

So, glad I started this blog - one more thing to remind me that time is zooming by and I can't keep up! It's been forever since I had a few moments to reflect on my thoughts.

I'm having a lot of fun unpacking the house and finding a home for everything. I really wish I had more time and energy for it! Usually I'm so exhausted by the time we get home from work I'm rather unproductive during the week, so the weekends are all we have. Of course, then I can't just go at it all day, I have to take breaks... sigh. It seems like so long ago that I was the energizer bunny when I worked.

I know lots of women have miserable pregnancies, so I certainly won't complain a lot. I mean, I didn't get morning sickness, I'm carrying twins and still working in my third trimester, I'm not on bedrest...it could be significantly worse. However, I can't say I'm one of those incredibly happy, bubbly women who "just love being pregnant!" I mean, I miss free movement, being able to bend down and then stand back up on my own, no painful stretch marks, and of course, the consistent heartburn is a real plus. The other side is, the end of all this means a whole other reality... I might think peeing 6 times a night is annoying now, but that only takes a minute. Somehow I think what I've got going on now will be pretty minor...

Today is friday, and I'm super happy about that! I really look forward to our weekends at home. There's so many things we want to do with the house. I wish I could do more fall gardening - now's the time! I might just have to wait until next spring to find a home for my peonies. That really would be okay, because I have no idea what's in that yard, and I might have some nice surprises come spring! Last week I noticed a whole bunch of iris buds coming up. (Totally random location, but I can fix that.) We also want to get that giant tree outta there, so hopefully within a couple years the yard will look much nicer. :) Yay for a yard!