Thanks everyone for your great comments on my last post.
I have a new doctor this time around, since this is not a high risk pregnancy and does not require a specialist, but she seems to be great. She had the ultrasound results the next day when I went to my appt and noticed that they were unable to get any view of the umbilical cord. Therefore, we should have another ultrasound! And that was before I even mentioned Igor the aweful. Everything else looked good.
I will keep you posted!
Now, to my real topic today. New Year's resolutions. I feel free this year, once again, from the obligatory weight loss resolution. Not that it won't come to the forefront at a later date, but not today. I don't feel that being pregnant is an excuse completely to eat everything in sight, but there are certainly wider parameters. I have to say there can be a lot more enjoyment in eating, when you aren't really worrying about every gram of fat or carbohydrate. But I assure you there will come a day, likely this time next year, when I will be tired of my post baby body and will once again be onboard with losing the flab.
In the meantime...I don't have any 'real' resolutions other than trying to ensure I have a healthy baby, and try to make it through the coming days with at least a shred of my sanity in tact. That applies more heavily to those early days with a newborn and 2 two year old boys. I didn't know how it was going to work the first time either, but it always does somehow, right?!
Other than that, a few 'goals' are:
Short term, CH and I want to get some stuff up on the walls. Photos etc. We bought a bunch of frames, and now we need to fill them.
To learn to use the lighting set-up CH got me for Christmas. We could set up a little studio space in our basement. At first I was intimidated by the 'machines', but I'm excited to see what I can do with them.
To have more patience with my boys. To enjoy them every day and try to introduce them to new experiences and have fun together.
To enjoy time spent with my CH. It's not always easy to find that time, but always worth it.
To have a harmonious, happy home. I'd like to add peaceful, but let's not get crazy.
And to make sure I take time for myself and do some of the things I still love to do. Ever mom's goal I guess, but it beats 'running around screaming, pulling our hair and talking back to the little birdies'. Unless that's what you like to do!