Monday, January 28, 2013

A Baby Post

Happy MondayAlmostTuesday!

I get my inspiration at night apparently.

Anyways, today was my day off of work and I was looking forward to sitting on the couch, playing the 'lets check instagram, facebook, and twitter every five minutes' game and eating large amounts of foods. I woke up this morning feeling totally exhausted after only a few hours of restful sleep and I was feeling some pains that I assumed to be cramps, so I decided that rest outweighed going to class this morning. I got to sleep in for two more hours and woke up feeling well rested.

After talking with my mom, I learned that she had gone out and bought me MORE baby things and she wanted me to come look at them. Which leads me to this evenings post. Listen, I love my mom. I love that she is excited to be a grandma (she has seriously been asking when Joe and I are going to have a baby since about a year into our relationship).

But I'm convinced she has gone crazy. Upon finding out I was pregnant, she bought us slew of items. Gender neutral bouncer, car seat, clothes, blankets, toys, etc. Then, upon finding out we are more than likely having a girl, we received a weekly bag of more clothes, blankets, and other goodies.

So much in fact, that I think it is worth documenting. I'm wondering if anyone elses parents (upon becoming first time grandparents, or just in general) have gotten baby fever worse than the person carrying the baby).

So, here we go:
From left to right: Baby Burts Bees bath set, a six pack of breast milk storage containers, pacifiers, electric double breast pump, breast milk bottle refills, set of 3 4oz bottles, and a set of 3 6oz bottles. All plastics are BPA free.

Next we have our "gender neutral" car seat:
Totally cute, and has good I guess we'll take it :D
Next, our "GN" bouncer:

That baby's face looks photo shopped

From left to right: 3 rubber duckies (Nerd, Super Hero, and Pirate), 2 teething toys, bottle brush, comb/brush, thermometer, teddy bear w/ rattle, receiving blankets, soft plush blanket, and stuffed lion.All gender neutral themed.

Now, we start to get the addition of the girly themed items:

From left to right: little hootie bath scrubber with rags, sets of headbands, little Adidas booties, and plain white socks.

Now....the bombardment of clothing. First, here are all the gender neutral clothing she got me before we found out we are more-than-likely having a girl:
Please ignore the mess of wires and desk
From left to right: 2 pajama bottoms, various pants and shorts, various onsies, and a little jacket.

I am feeling  like these are more clothes a little boy would wear, but that may be because the last few weeks, I've been slayed with pinkness. As you are about to see.

The two in the middle are my FAVE! That flower print? C'mon..get real. Ruffle bottom??? Gimme.

Next, the skirts:

I picked this one out. LOVE IT.
 Here are some onsies and jammies:

My favorite. Also one I picked out. come the dresses. These first two I picked out. I only bought one of them, 'ma bought the little sailor themed one:

SO CUTE RIGHT? That zebra just kills me. Kills me dead.

All the other dresses we have so far. The first item on the left is actually our babies first Arizona Cardinals jersey. And, what is the last item on the right you ask?

It is this little number. When I saw the leggings and shirt, I knew I had to have it. I'm sure you can see why.
And partly because we had to represent Joe's Alma mater and partly because it was on clearance for $4, here is this cutie:

with a headband I forgot to take a photo of earlier

Last, but certainly not least, here are the smallest bibs I have ever seen:

The one on the left makes me want to cry...or the hormones do. Either way.

Now, I feel like I have to say that I warned you all at the very beginning of this post that it was about baby items. So, if your totally bored, not my prob.

Seriously, is she crazy? I only bought about 4 items of clothing,  a headband, the clearance breast milk containers, and

I really hope it is a girl. I'm sure it is...but you know, we kept all the tags on just in case.

When I got to my moms house this afternoon, I casually mentioned that I had some spotting, something that has been on going for about a week. She of course freaked and insisted I see my doctor. So we went. The nurse came in and began to check for a heartbeat using a hand held Doppler thing. She barely had the wand to my stomach when the baby's heartbeat was heard, prompting a "OH, that was fast" from the nurse. My baby then wiggled away from the wand poking her. Silly girl.
I do what I want.

Then the doctor came in and performed a few more invasive tests (if you know what I mean) and we came to the conclusion that I am diseased....

HA. Jk, but seriously I have 2 infections that are requiring an antibiotic. I really hate the idea of taking an antibiotic while preggers, but at the same time, I would like the spotting to stop and I feel like not taking anything would eventually do more harm to the baby. The doctor assured me that now that I am in the second trimester, the antibiotics won't harm the baby, but I am making sure to give myself an extra dose of healthy eating this week.

So, did your parents ever buy your unborn child more presents than they bought you? Have you had to take an antibiotic while pregnant?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Little Yoga Pose & Catch Up's been a while since I have posted...but we will pretend like it hasn't and continue on. Sound good?

So, I am nearing the end of my yoga teacher training program (yes, it has seriously been a while since I've posted) and I am actually beginning to create my own classes which is awesome. In fact I am hosting my first class on Saturday, January 26th.

I thought it would be fun and beneficial to post a few of my favorite yoga poses each day! Yoga poses, even when done independently, are still very good for the body and mind. Especially when done in the morning.


Tree Pose (Vriksasana

Standing with feet together and hands on hips, shift your weight onto your right leg. Inhale and raise the left foot placing it either on the inner ankle, inner calf, or inner thigh. DO NOT place it on the knee joint (this is how knee injuries occur). Exhale and bring the hands into the hearts center (prayer pose). Find a focus point to help balance.  Your pose should look like one of these:

 Foot on inner ankle.
 Foot on inner calf.
 Foot on inner thigh.

Keep your shoulders relaxed and down the back, extend energetically through the crown of the head, lengthening your spine. Try to keep both hips pointing forward. If your leg isn't flexible enough to turn outward, simple lift the leg to a 90 degree angle.
 To work on flexibility, you can sit in butterfly (sitting with feet touching so that the legs form a diamond shape). Holding onto the feet, having the elbows as close to the knees as possible, and without rounding the back, begin to hinge at the hips forward towards your feet. Practice this pose a few times a week to improve hip flexibility.
Holding your tree pose for a few deep inhales/exhales, lower the foot SLOWLY back down, release the hands and shake out the hips. Inhale, and repeat on the other side.
If your feeling adventurous Half locus vrikasana is a great way to achieve a deeper stretch. To achieve this pose (again, only if your body will allow it), place the top of the foot on the crease where the hips meet the thigh. Make sure to flex the foot, pointing the toes, to protect the knee. 

  • Strengthens and stabilizes the legs
  • Helps those with knee pain
  • Creates inner peace and balance 

Try to do a tree pose everyday! You will be amazed at how one pose can benefit the body.

So...any updates on my life you may be asking? Well, my car is a few months away from being paid off! Yippee! I do have a special announcement coming stay tuned for that! Other than is pretty normal. I am working a new job at a vitamin store. I am learning a ton. School is going good, also learning a ton. Yep...pretty boring. I am excited for my special announcement. That will spice up my life! 

One of my New Years resolutions was to deepen my yoga practice at home. I have been doing some videos, but mostly just creating a practice as I go along. It has really been helping me learn the poses better and get a feel of how I want to teach them. It is giving me more confidence, which is awesome.

If anyone is interested, I can give them some great, inexpensive yoga video recommendations. 
What are some of your favorite yoga poses? Which poses would you like help on?

Namaste friends!