New Year’s check-in

Another holiday season, another blogging break. Every year I say “Ooh, I’m going to write posts every day about Christmas and all kinds of baked goods and crafts…” And then I’m too busy. And this year I didn’t feel bad about it.

Now that the holidays are over, its time to get down to business. I’m noticing that a lot of people are not making resolutions, which is just great by me. I haven’t made resolutions in years, I usually make goals, because they’re more open ended and attainable for me. I have no idea what this year is going to bring, so I’m just working on preparation. This involves working on the house, getting ready for the baby, working on making my next few months as least stressful as possible. I’ve been getting up earlier than necessary so I’m not rushing around before work… although this could have to do with the fact that I’m up anyway…

Some questions I’ve been getting a lot:

Are you guys all settled in?

Are we back in a daily routine? Yes. Am I able to cook and bake and know where my kitchen stuff is? Yes. We still have no curtains, rugs, or anything hanging on the walls. The nester in me is going crazy, so that’s now my focus. In addition to other things.

How is Joey doing in the new house?

You would be shocked how many people ask us this, which is actually kind of cute. Honestly, we don’t know that he’s realized we moved. After about 12 hours he was back to his comfortable self around here.

“I didn’t say it was bedtime yet”

Have you been running?

No, I have not. I was advised against that by my doctor and she knows better than I. This running hiatus has coincided nicely with the snow and cold temps! I have done some walking and am picking up prenatal yoga. With my hip problems, its probably better for me to take a running break, anyway. Don’t need to add that pain right now!

Do you miss drinking?

I honestly don’t even think about it 99% of the time, unless someone asks me that question. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss the occasional glass of wine when we’re out at dinner or an amaretto when we go to the North End. Truth be told, I miss the variety more than anything. There aren’t many options when you go out and aren’t having cocktails, especially if you’re a non-soda drinker like me. I have found some fun mocktails and alternatives, though!

How are you feeling?

Fantastic. My first trimester was a killer with the fatigue and some lower back pain, but that was it. Now that I’m in my second trimester, my energy is back and everything seems to have settled down in there so the aches and pains are at a minimum. My only issue is that I’m now having trouble sleeping for more than an hour or two at a time, which is more aggravating than anything. But, if that’s my only problem, I’ll take it! At the halfway point, I really don’t have anything to complain about, and I’m completely enjoying being pregnant. I am so blessed, and looking forward to what this year is going to bring for us all.

20 weeks on New Year’s Eve!

What are you most excited about this year?

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3 Responses to New Year’s check-in

  1. Elizabeth K. says:

    Really happy to read this post. Amelia and I were talking about you today, and the impact and importance of a baby, in a woman’s life. We’re looking forward to your observations of motherhood.

  2. Nicole says:

    Aside from the birth of my fabulous little cousin, Lots of Things most of all working and making money toward a groovy’s hoping to Paris before August 2013

  3. Ack! You look fantastic! I love the NYE outfit. :) The baby bump suits you quite nicely.

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