Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Back in the Studio!

Today was my first class back after having Lucy. It wasn't too bad.

It was at a new school. One in Pasadena so I wouldn't be as far from home. Plus it should work with John's work schedule most weeks.

Of course today there was a sub, so I'll have to go again when the usual teacher is back.

I told the teacher is was my first class back. He started going on and on about how it will be a very slow and beginning class. I thought 'Oh no! That's going to kill me!' Thankfully we only did one exercise and he noticed I was a lot more advance than I let on and the class was much faster paced.

Did I mention there were only two students? Me and a pre-teen girl. Poor thing was more of a beginner and I fear the class was a little fast for her tastes. But I heard a good teacher will teach to the most advanced student in the class (within reason).

Now I just hope I can walk tomorrow. My body kept sending signals reminding me I hadn't moved that much in a while. Hello inner thighs! Nice to feel you again upper abs!

After weeks of nothing more than walking, I am elated to be back at ballet!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Half Way There

Today Lucy is 7 weeks old, so I am roughly halfway through my maternity leave.

I have mixed feelings about this. I miss working. I miss being around adults. But I also like being with Lucy. We've hit a rhythm that works for us. Lucy is so darned cute, that it sucks knowing I'll be going back to work right as Lucy starts being more alert and playful.

Over all we're doing really good. We've started trying to set a bed time routine. Bath time, feeding, swaddle and to bed. She doesn't go to sleep until a few hours later, but its a start.

I've lost a total of 22lbs. so far, but I've hit a plateau. That's okay, but I'd still like to slim down to a healthier weight overall. I was going to go back to ballet last week, but John worked late. So here's hoping I'll make it back into the dance studio this week. I know I'm going to get my ass kicked after such a long break, but it will also be so good for me. Got to get those abs back and functioning better. The stretching couldn't hurt either.

Now onto the pictures.

Lucy and her Glowworm
Starting to smile
Play time
Mommy's yarn matches her romper (I LOVE rompers)
Mirror Time

Thursday, April 5, 2012

One Month Down

Lucy Anne turned 1 month old yesterday. Sweet little girl is growing so quickly.

Things are settling into place now at least as much as they can. Mostly its John and I adjusting. Getting used to getting up in the night. Sorting out how much to bottle feed her. Getting great at catching spit up.

Personally I'm getting used to the feelings of being responsible for the little lady. I was watching the movie Soul Surfer today. When The main character (Bethany) gets her arm eaten off by a shark I started crying. Why? Because what if Lucy becomes a surfer and gets her arm eaten by a shark?

I'm also still sorting out how to take care of Lucy while not ignoring Dottie's needs. Oh heck, without ignoring my needs too. I'm getting better at walking Dottie, though sometimes later than she'd like. Not as good at feeding myself. Most of my meals are still consumed when John gets home or someone comes to visit. But its a work in progress and I'm figuring it out.

Also thanks to Grandma Widget for coming to visit. It was so cute to see Lucy meet her other Grandma.