Today is our first day of school! 5:45 came really quick this morning. It’s definitely time to get back into the swing of things. Here is a list of some of my goals for the next few months.
1. Working out
This pregnancy has been a little tough. I have been a crazy amount of tired pretty much the whole way through. I have also gained weight a lot quicker this time which leaves me with even less energy. We are already members of the Statesville Recreation Center (because of the pool) and they also have a workout center. This place is 5 minutes from my school and on the way to daycare. My plan is to stop by on my way to get Sebastian on the days we don’t have meetings and spend at least 30 minutes. I’ll find some low impact cardio machine and just do what I can. I’m really hoping this will give me the energy to get through the rest of the evening without crashing on the couch as soon as we get home. I have my gym bag packed and ready to go so the next step is actually getting myself to do it and sticking with it.
2. Meal Planning
I really need to get back on meal planning. The hardest part for me after work is not going to the grocery store, it’s figuring out what I want to fix. I’ve done pretty well meal planning on and off through the last couple years and I think these next couple months, it will be essential to survival. I do all my planning on google calendar. We have this week all planned out and groceries bought so at least we’re off to a good start! I also want to get better at packing my lunch and picking out my clothes in the evenings. The less I have to do in the morning, the easier it will be to get to school on time.
3. All things fall
I can’t wait to do all the fall things and I am especially excited this year for some cooler weather. We’ve basically had 2 straight months of 90 degree weather. This means we can’t play outside (unless we are in water) until after dinner time. I can’t wait to take Sebastian to the pumpkin patch, apple orchard, fall festivals, trick or treating…the list goes on. I also may need to pick up a couple pumpkin spice lattes to keep the energy to do all these things…
4. Getting ready for baby
Over the summer we moved Sebastian and all his things out of the nursery. He is in his cool new big boy room (blog post to come soon). After we had him set up, I had Matt start pulling baby things out of the attic. Then I got busy, washing, hanging and organizing. We are ready with all the things for Sawyers first year! Let me say thank goodness we are having another boy. So.many.boy.clothes… Since we are pretty much prepared,these next couple months will be taking care of myself, and mentally preparing for baby. Oh and buying all the diapers.
5. Getting Sebastian ready for baby
We talk about the baby to Sebastian all the time. He ‘knows’ there is a baby in my belly, even though I’m sure that’s a hard concept to grasp. He hasn’t felt Sawyer kick yet so hopefully that will happen soon. There is also a tour at my hospital for older siblings. They have baby dolls the kids can practice with and get to see where mommy will be when she’s in the hospital. I also want to get him a few big brother books to start reading. I think the transition is going to go really well. He’s such an easy going kid and already loves babies. I can’t wait to watch these two grow up together!
I’m going to try to get back onto a regular blog schedule. I had big plans to blog a bunch this summer and it just didn’t happen. I think the sporadic schedule made it so much harder. I don’t really have a ton of post ideas in mind but I’m hoping inspiration will come as we go. One thing I can’t wait to share with you all is Sebastian’s big boy room. I’m just waiting on adding a few final finishing touches, but if that doesn’t happen soon, I’ll just take pics of what I have. I also plan to do more baby updates and of course once Sawyer is here, I’ll want to share all the pictures of him.
Bring on the next couple of months…I’m ready for ya!