I am having a tough time thinking of resolutions for 2010 because I feel like much of my year will be devoted to or consumed by being pregnant, nursing, taking care of a newborn, wrangling a toddler, and trying to keep my husband from divorcing me. Ideally 2010 would be my year to get back into shape but realistically I know that my body will not be my own till at least 2011.
- Carry and birth a healthy baby: This will involve aforementioned working out, drinking more water, and laying off the deli sandwiches. I know, I am a bad mama so far.
- Find a name for this coming baby: We may have to employ Cory's parents method of baby naming. Cory's father was really superstitious when it came to the unborn child (not uncommon for the Jewish folk) so he wouldn't discuss baby matters, let alone names, until the baby was here. Cory's mom had a couple of names she liked but evidently they didn't jive with the father. So the final decision came down to copy-cat naming. The couple that gave birth next to Cory's parents named her baby Cory. And then there were 2 Cory's. So we might be that couple poking around the nursery at the hospital, looking for ideas.
- Transition Beatrice to her new room and new role as big sister: This one will be a tough one. I do get sad thinking of her little world being turned upside down. But I am definitely being more mindful of the times we are spending just the 3 of us and the alone time I have with her. She is at the best age right now. Her little imagination is running wild and I laugh probably about 10 times a day at something she does. We are truly blessed.
- Make a list of all the things I want to eat guilt free during this pregnancy and eat them all with reckless abandon. ( Spoken like a true fatty.)
- Go away with Cory and Beatrice before the next baby comes.
- Go away with just Cory before the next baby comes.
That's a good enough list for now. I do need to update my goals on the left soon too.
On an unrelated note, yesterday we took Beatrice out into the snowy backyard and Cory asked if she wanted to explore and she replied, all wide-eyed, "Yes, Dora." I think she honestly believed she had been transformed into a real life Dora the Explorer.