I am rediscovering my body, the one that is quasi-normal and not sick or pregnant. What an interesting time I am having! First off, I started by exercising. I found out that although I had not lost as much fitness as if I had never exercised at all, I was down to about half of my usual mileage in running and swimming. I sometimes think that I am able to do something just because I could in the past, and then I realize that it I persist with this mad form of thought I will get injured... The second thing is that I am busy trying to lose weight, because although I look fine, it is rather hard to run with an extra 20 lb on board.
I felt a bit selfish initially, because here I am, with a brand new baby, and I am expanding energy into fitness instead of gazing lovingly into his eyes 24/7. However, I feel that I have reached a good balance now. My exercise time is 6:30-7:30 in the mornings. I take full advantage of it, I enjoy it, and then I let it go. The rest of the day is spent with the kids at the park, and yes, gazing lovingly into their eyes comes in too, when I am not busy giving Emma time out in her room for throwing sand in some poor child's face... she keeps me on my toes. (We were at the park, and she threw some sand at a young girl-18 months or so- who was throwing sand at her too, BTW, but was just not as coordinated as Emma is. So Emma got her straight in the eyes. I put Emma on the time-out bench, and administered first aid (i.e. removed grains of sand from poor baby's left eye), when Emma decided that she had done enough time-out and got off the bench without permission. I asked her if she would rather do her time out at home in her room, and she agreed (to my surprise). I personally would have liked to linger on the grass at the park a lot longer, but I had to keep my word so we went home and she went straight to her room for about five minutes, which is the longest time out she has had so far, but she did not mind).
That is how exciting my life is!!!
Daniel is coo-ing so sweetly. I am going to try to make a video of him making his sweet baby sounds. He is also looking at me and smiling, sometimes giggling, in the rare moments when my boob is not in his mouth. For some reason he has thrush, which I am trying to cure with Nystatin suspension, but so far not very successfully. If anybody has any other remedies for thrush (not so much gentian violet, which stains clothes) then please let me know.