We interupt the normally broadcasted schedule to inform you of some somewhat exciting news.
Ok, I know I haven't been keeping up with my blog recently, and I haven't really had time to read my faves either, but it's because I've been BUSY BUSY BUSY!! Doing what, you might ask? Getting ready. Ready for what? Well, my hubby and I have decided to go off birth control and take our chances at getting preggo!
I'm not pregnant yet. And we aren't exactly officially TRYING right yet either. But the possibility of me having a small child growing within by the end of the summer is very high!! I had time to blog about this the other day, but I figured I should talk to my mom about it first. I didn't want her finding out in writing rather than directly from me!
So anyways, I've been getting my house ready. I went through my closet and dresser and got rid of TONS of clothes. I've also been cleaning some areas that have been neglected for quite a while. I had goals in mind to get this stuff done the first week of summer vacation anyways, but now that we've made this decision I figure it's a little more pertinent to do. I know I have at least a whole year before a little one will be sharing our home, but I want to get a head start. Lord only knows with as much of a procrastinator I am, I'll be eight months preggo and just starting on the nursery! Besides, it makes me feel so accomplished to have a clean house with no laundry to be done and a nice, healthy dinner in the oven.
Now, if you would have known me way back in the day, you would be extremely surprised to read these words coming from me. I've never really been a girly girl. I'm a slob. I hate cleaning, cooking, etc... you know - the 'woman's jobs' as my hubby refers to them. But, I don't know, all of a sudden I'm getting these feelings. Call it hormones or whatever, but it's there.
I've NEVER wanted a kid. I NEVER thought I'd have any motherly instincts. I hated babies. I dreaded the idea of being preggo, giving birth, staying up all night with a crying baby, giving up my FREEDOM. But lately these things don't bother me so much. Crazy, huh? I can't believe I feel so different. As a matter of fact, I'm actually excited about those things.
I don't know, like I said, nothing is for certain just yet because I'm not preggo. But, I have a feeling a whole new chapter of my life is opening up really soon!
As for weight loss, I forgot to weigh in this morning. I gained a little last week, and I don't even know what to expect this week. What I can say, though, is that I've actually felt normal with my eating. I did eat a bit much at dinner last night (I LOVE tuna noodle casserole), and we haven't exactly been eating the BEST of foods (McD's and Pizza Hut have been regulars on our menu), but I haven't felt the need to eat between meals at all, let alone binge like a mad woman. Twig and I are going to start a summer workout program next week, where we have a list of things we plan to do throughout the week, and we just check them off as we go. For example, there are four sessions of 30-45 minutes of cardio on there. Each day we do one session, we'll cross it off. She's doing it to keep in shape/condition for volleyball season. I'm, of course, doing it to lose weight.
And, I don't know if it is because of the decision to have a baby, but ever since I've been happy. Truly happy. I feel more love for my hubby (which I didn't think was even possible), I look at things differently, I'm happy about my future, I even do the dishes with a SMILE on my face!
What a difference life can be when you finally decide to grow up!