The boy is big! Over 26 cms, moving around non stop when awake and then going back to sleep. He is just adorable and I can’t wait to meet him 🙂
My husband was travelling for most of the week and there was plenty to do about the move, paperwork, coaching certification, etc.. On top of that, a lot to do and decide regarding Pilates, which has been quite draining.
All and all, I’ve been quite tired and I am not too happy about it. There are no big problems, just a lot of things biting at my peace of my mind and pulling the stress a bit up. It adds up and I ended up feeling quite meh and just wanting to be left alone, imagining being somewhere warm with my bare feet on the sand, smelling the salty water and hearing the ocean waves breaking nearby. I would, of course, be having a magic ice cream with no calories or sugar; just delicious nutrients for my boy.
Down here on earth, however, things remained tense. I then talked to my man, once he was back. He was so tired and somehow he managed to be really present and kiss the anxiety away. How he does that, I have no idea. I am so fortunate.
Bit by bit, things are progressing but I really want to be less tense; it’s not good for anyone. I’ve resumed meditation and made a point of not studying theory for Pilates (Anatomy and what not) nor unpacking much this week. That should help a little. I also need to start filtering better what I read related to parenting – there has been quite some exposure to parents regretting having children, saying it’s terrible and even getting these random news recommendations of toddlers and babies being murdered. This is obviously not constructive.
Instead, I’m reading Brain Rules, by John Medina. The guy is a rock start in brain development and in this particular book he put together some key aspects of the baby’s brain development from birth to 5 year olds. It’s based mostly on solid research although there are also some studies that are quite edgy at the moment. I knew many of the studies referenced but it adds a lot of value to see them under this perspective and connect the dots between them. It’s highly recommended but don’t I want to turn this into a commercial.
Anyhow, that’s a wrap for this week. Here’s to chilling and awesome partners.