It is crazy how drastically different each day can be. Some day I wake up, take a long walk, swim laps, do yoga, clean the house, run errands and make dinner and still have energy to burn. Other days, like today, I wake up at 5am, get Tom off to work then fall back to sleep for 4 hours, only to wake up feeling more tired and with not much motivation to do anything. I sit on my yoga mat, stretch my legs for 5 minutes, lay down, and start to doze off again. The house isn’t clean, my to-do list hasn’t been touched and when I look around the room, it just reminds me of all the things I ‘should’ be doing.
I am getting really good at listening to my body, finding balance and accepting the lazy days. If I am tired, I try to sleep. If I want to be super active and get everything done, then I do it. If I want to be lazy and not leave the house all day, then I just relax. I think balance is so important in life. Allowing yourself to be crazy busy one day and do absolutely nothing the next. Not feeling guilty if you didn’t get as much done as you ‘should’ have. Not stressing yourself out over the little things .
I have found this especially important in pregnancy and preparing for a baby. It seems that the to-do lists never end and that people tell you something new that you just ‘have to have’ everyday. I’m lucky that I have such great support of family and friends that have helped us out immensely with getting baby items to prepare for this new journey of parenthood. But I also think with all of the planning and running around for the new baby, it is important to remember to take time for me. To go with how I feel, spend my time as I please, and enjoy the last 7 weeks before this big change.
Time is just flying and I am getting more and more excited to meet the little guy but right now, I’m going to try to stay present. Not over anticipate, not try to get a million things done, not constantly think about the next few weeks, months and years, but just focus on now. On this moment, on this beautiful belly, and on all its amazing power and energy.