Being that my brain is fried and I don't have much time, here is, without any cohesion to a topic, a few things that I've been thinking about.
First, after endless requests in the car for "kids songs," specifically "Wheels on the Bus," I downloaded some new kids tunes on my iPod. I bought the entire Barenaked Ladies kids album, "Snacktime." It's not bad. A couple of the songs are pretty fun and Luke is already requesting them by name. I am tempted to buy some Hap Palmer, who, if you were unaware, is a kids songs extraordinaire. In college I actually taught some lessons using his music.
Also, I have been meaning to post about my love affair with the YMCA. I can honestly say that I don't know what I would have done without the Y in the past six weeks. It has been so incredibly cold outside that the thought of going on a walk or taking your kids out is absolutely insane. The Y has been wonderful for both me and Luke to get a little exercise and to get out of the house for a little while everyday. For me in the last weeks of pregnancy I have really noticed a difference in the way I feel when I exercise. My legs don't cramp up at night, and I don't nearly have the trouble with 'restless leg syndrome' on the days I exercise. I'm secretly hoping that all the working out I'm doing is going to help me towards a quick and easy labor. We'll see...
Oh, and let's see, I had my checkup on Thursday and I'm up to a 40lb weight gain. Thank you, thank you. I don't really care, except that I put on this much weight with Luke, too, and I vowed to myself that I would see those numbers on the scale again and would try to eat a lot better. The truth is that I have eaten much better this time around, but the weight still has packed on. I'll be up to 50lbs by the time I deliver. My doctor was very supportive when I brought it up to her and convinced me that the weight I have been putting on is what my body needs to make a healthy baby, but still, it's not a pretty number to see on the scale. Oh well.
Have a great weekend!
P.S. I have to go to work RIGHT now and don't have time to check for typos. Forgive me, grammar police.