July kicked tons of ass so let’s just get right to the resolutions and see how I stacked up on paper (not good, but did I mention that this month was AWESOME?).
1. Get knocked up.
I’ll be 29 weeks this Thursday if you go by the guess date (October 18) determined by my former OB. The midwives and I have decided that my guess date is actually October 15 and NOT the 18th but I still use the 18th because hey, it’s just a date. I have a midwife appointment on Thursday.
2. Leave my hair alone.
The Florida air was so good to my hair. It looked fluffy and voluminous while we were on vacation. Also, I think my hair has gotten a lot longer in the past month. Not sure how that’s possible but it looks longer.
3. Spend less money on myself.
Meh. I’m buying a lot for the baby lately but I still get stuff for myself. My clothes are starting to really not fit and I can’t wear my full-panel maternity shorts to work.
4. Lose an average of one pound per week.
I started taking a prenatal yoga class but it’s kind of boring and slow-paced so I am thinking of finding a ‘gentle’ yoga class that might offer more movement and less meditation. I do PLENTY of meditating already thanks to my Hypnobabies practice. I am walking as much as I can tolerate it but my pelvic-to-thigh joints are a little creaky lately.
5. Learn at least one song in its entirety on my guitar.
This has taken a major backseat. My evenings just aren’t long enough.
6. Read at least two books every month.
I actually nailed it this month! Thanks to spending a ridiculous amount of time in a car on vacation I finished two books! Granted, they were both by super-midwife Ina May Gaskin and both about natural birthing but it still counts! The birth stories were lovely to read and in the technical chapters I learned a lot.
7. Work on making master bedroom look like a bedroom and less like a large closet with a bed in the middle of it.
My goal for August is to get the bedroom finished. We need to de-clutter and come hell or high water it’s happening.
8. Be less of a bitch.
I am trying! My focus has been on my interactions and words with Jacob and Avery since obviously I care about them the most. Sometimes I get angry and yell or overreact and I’m working on it. Jacob and I are going to help each other rather than react or comment in an unhelpful and sometimes hurtful way. We get snippy with each other and it’s something we are trying to fix.