The Accountant's Garden

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

27 Weeks: Down the homestretch!

Yes, we finally have arrived at the last trimester. I'm still trying to decide about exercise and staying in good mental shape. So far, so good, but the weather has been perfect and we've been outside gardening and swimming. I miss boot camp, though.

This week, we checked off a lot of items on my "To-Do Before Baby Arrives" checklist. Most were in the back yard, with help from a friend. The fence is fixed, the sprinkler valve is repaired, and the overgrown grass has been weed-whacked. There are still lots of weeds, but it seems more manageable now.

I worked on the front yard yesterday, while Stewart was at work in the back. It took an hour and a half, and really tired me out. I had mistakenly scheduled a Spring cleaning chore that day, too, which did not get done.

So, from now on out: only one Spring cleaning chore or one gardening chore per day (not both). It would be nice to go swimming three days a week, too. I'll have to think about how to keep strength training in for at least a couple days - maybe Tuesday and Thursday. Walks on Saturday and Sunday, to keep me sane.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I was reading some really old posts last night, dating from before the birth of my first daughter. I'm sure that my blogging has decreased in correspondence with my increase in tweeting. Funny, right?

Three months to go until Baby Winnacker #3 arrives, and I am getting out of my regular routine now. Exercise is just not happening any more. I'm not really sure how other women keep up really rigorous routines, unless perhaps, it is that they are (a) younger and/or (b) having their first. I am still exercising, but it doesn't involve anything high-impact or longer than 30 minutes.

In fact, everything has been sort of delegated into this "30-minute" category. I only do housework or yard work for these 30-minute stretches, because I find that any longer, and serious pain develops in my lower back and pelvic girdle.

So...13 weeks remain. That seems like a long time. And then again, it doesn't. With two little girls running around and a big house and yard, most of my days are pretty full. I just made a list of all that I want to accomplish before the baby arrives, and I find that I am already up to 12 items. 12 ITEMS! Since I will be lucky to accomplish even one of those per week, I had better stop.