Soooo…. I feel like tons of things have been going on for us lately yet at the same time not much at all. The one big thing we did is a great trip out to see family in Virginia! Alas, I only took one short video of Sean bouncing on the trampoline the very first morning and one or two more blurry (or unflattering) pics later on. =(
Case in point:
A blurry pic of Charles sweet, cut arm muscles from his budding push up regimen.
Charles got sucked into is really excited about this push up contest he joined where you have to do 100 pushups per 24 hour period every day for six months. There is money involved. I will give him some credit since he’s been knocking those suckers out every day since and it’s doing some good things, let me tell you! Not complaining anymore. =)
I have started doing yoga recently. I originally went with my mom to check it out and see if it’d be a good fit for both of us. It’s been a nice bonding activity. It has also been great for me! I feel like I have my body back (to some degree) in a way I haven’t since Sean was born almost 3 years ago! I started looking into yoga since my Doc recommended it to help with a problem I was having in my hip joint. Apparently it’s really common in newer moms– your quads can take over when your abs get all weak from pregnancy and it’s exacerbated my sitting and hunching and you know, being alive. =) So I needed to strengthen my core muscles and tell my upper thigh muscles to chill out. It has been SO HELPFUL. Now I try to go three times a week. It also helps me be more zen or something. But in all seriousness, I can tell a difference each time I come home – I’m more relaxed yet energized. Anyway, enough on the yoga commercial.
Did I mention I did a CIRCUS class? My sisters have been going for awhile and I finally got the guts to try it out. It was pretty crazy. As an ex-gymnast with low flexibility and like, zero muscles now, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I had SO MUCH FUN. It was also crazy hard and my arms felt like jello for a full 24 hours before they turned into exhausted soreness sticks coming out of my torso. But I’m recovering slowly and already I want to go again!! I am beginning to realize how maybe being active in ways I enjoy has a stronger effect on my personal well-being than I thought.
Maybe I should go swing dancing more often (Charles and I went recently for a date night- he’s getting good!!) and before I know it I’ll be busy almost every night! Guess that means I don’t have a baby anymore….
And did I mention he’s almost 3?!??!? Time flies. But at least right now, I feel like we’re flying with it!
Charles and I are very excited to announce that he has finally secured not only his teaching credential but a job to go with it! Hooray!!
He was specially chosen for this new position by the school staff where he has been intermittently substitute teaching and more recently doing some private tutoring/teaching a student with anxiety issues such that he could not attend school proper. The new job will include teaching one ‘real’ class in the morning (Math) as well as teaching/tutoring 4 periods a day to help remedial students catch up in their studies. It’s similar to a long term substitute job in terms of work load and pay but hey, it’s guaranteed work 5 days a week! It all came together super fast- The idea was first mentioned to Charles last Friday and he starts work in two days! =)
We’re excited to have a bit more financial stability for this season. He’s also lined up to teach summer school History again this year. It’s looking like we’re set until Fall! Charles has been and will continue looking for a full time teaching position for Fall of this year. He hopes to teach US History or at least something in the social studies arena! But has his English CSET all ready and is considering working toward meeting the requirements to teach Math as well.
Sean and I will sure miss having Daddy home so much but we know we’ve been really lucky to have so much time with him here. Sean is really close to Charles and they have such a fun time together. It’s really cute to watch them play. I’m lucky to have a super involved hubby who bounced Sean for hours to get him to sleep as a baby, now blinks nary an eyelash at the most potent poops, and who rushed in to save the day that time I got all covered in Seany throw-up. Blech… Lately, Charles has been cooking up a storm- serving up three pile meals, with veggies even! I’m hoping that keeps going after work starts up…. A girl can dream, right?
So, sorry to leave you hanging!! When we left off, I was 8 cm dilated, getting chilly in the tub, trying to prepare mentally for another 5,000 hours of labor. Better to brace yourself for the worst, right? =P If you missed Part 1, click here to check it out. Continue reading →