Oct
05
2010

  No Free Time, No Worries

While my goal of exercising every morning after breakfast has been hit-or-miss, I've still be co-napping with W for a few hours every afternoon. This I've really come to enjoy.

I got two new exercise DVDs yesterday, and tried one this morning. It's for body sculpting, and I can imagine if I kept up with it that I would definitely get toned all over, it's very comprehensive. I'll set a goal to try to do the workout at least 1x per week, at any rate. It might take me a long time to work up to the advanced moves at that rate, but it seems like a realistic goal to start with. I'll try the pilates DVD later this week.

The workout gave me a little boost of energy, so I was going to try putting W down for his nap without me today. But despite rubbing his eyes like he was tired, he didn't actually go down for over an hour after we went into his nursery. By the end of that hour, my energy had worn off, so I just napped with him again. Although I did wake up and sneak out of there after just one hour, while he'll probably sleep for another hour.

With the co-napping, I really don't have much time to myself during the day. But I don't mind. I'm actually feeling very maternal lately. Rather than feeling relief when T takes W upstairs for his bath, I'm just content, listening to them play. W must be going through a good stage, since he's usually pleasant and cooperative. I'm enjoying it quite a bit. So much so, that I've forgotten what he used to be like; I was talking to a friend the other day and said, "oh, yeah, I could do that with a 4-month-old, no problem" and she laughed and reminded me that I'd have no sleep if I had a 4-month-old. I had forgotten about that. W doesn't have perfect record for sleeping through the night, but he sleeps through most nights, and other times he usually falls back to sleep with a few pats. I remember he slept through the night for the first time when he was about 3 months old, but it's true that it was extremely inconsistent for months after that.

I'll end this post so I don't use up my remaining 45 minutes of free time goofing off online. I need to come up with something for dinner tonight, I think I may go downstairs to attempt home-made ravioli. I bought a ravioli pasta tray a few weeks ago since I had a coupon for Happy Chef, but I haven't used it yet. It takes just about 45 minutes to make pasta, so maybe it will take longer for ravioli, I don't know, but it seems like a good day to try.