Archives for: July 2005, 09
My husband thinks my son and I need to get out more, and I agree. I take him out with me on errands, though he is a handful, but when it comes to taking him out for fun, daddy is king of that domain. Lately however, he's been busy supporting his family with a couple hard issues they've been going through, and my son was getting stir crazy.
I'm feeling better than I did my first trimester, and not so tired all the time. So, I finally bit the credit card bullet and got a membership to a wonderful local garden/museum and activity area. Now I don't have to feel like I'm wasting money if my son only has a 10 minute attention span at some of the exhibits or gardens, because we can go back as many times as we want for as long or short a time as we want. Today my son woke up early enough to beat the midday sun, so I took him there in the morning, and he got to ride a pony as a train went by (heaven for a 2 yo boy!), and see lots of cool things in the museum. (I'm dreadfully allergic to horses, but I walked next to him and his pony, and washed our hands right away afterward, so no problem.) We stayed a couple hours then he fell asleep on the way home. After dinner we went back and he got to play in a fountain and run around one of the gardens. I got thirsty in the garden, but found some bottled water, so other than sore feet I did well and got plenty of exercise over about 5 hours of going around with him.
It feels good to be able to be active, and actually do so. My little personal trainer and I will sleep well tonight.
Speaking of allergies, I have to again recommend a Neti Pot or Sinucleanse to anybody with allergies. I cleaned off our air conditioner yesterday, as it gets clogged with cottonwood cotton and pollen every year. Afterwards, I showered, changed and used my neti pot...wonderful solution to a potentially sneezy problem! (I would have had my husband do it, but he doesn't use a neti pot, so I was afraid he'd be sneezing for a week afterward)
Foodwise...eh...not so organized lately. I eat compliant foods but don't plan ahead enough to really eat enough of the beneficial ones. So lucky to have the option of eating eggs when nothing else is ready (they're beneficial during pregnancy...hooray!). Back to meat and veggies!