I have been lurking around a bit on this thread, I have been so busy with everything. Ari will be 8 months old on Monday! Where does the time go???
He is almost 18 pounds and I am still wearing him in the Moby Wrap. I think I will probably end up getting the Ergo Carrier. I actually have two strollers, one that stays home and one that stays with his childcare provider. I like using the stroller for when we travel in and around Brooklyn on foot. But I refuse to use the stroller when we use the subway, it's just too crazy for me, especially if I am by myself. He commutes with me 5 days a week and i wear him in the wrap. So I am up and down subway stairs with him in the morning and in the evening. I would think by now my legs would be so diesel...oh well!
And now he does this thing where he wiggles his upper body out of the wrap and starts trying to touch everything while we are in the subway: the pole (ick!), other people and their bags!!!
Besides that, my LO has been teething and he cut his first tooth a few days ago! It's so great watching him grow! In the meantime, i am slowly but surely getting myself back together. I have been working out regularly for two weeks now, which based on my schedule working full-time and commuting is like a miracle for me. I just decided to suck it up and start getting up a little earlier and work out at home to DVDs. I just bought a new DVD set called ChaLean Extreme off of e-bay for cheap and I am excited to try it out. I belong to a gym, but I feel kind of ambivalent about going. I wanted to use a personal trainer who specializes in pre and post natal fitness but I decided it wasn't a necessity so I couldn't justify the cost. The cost of one session basically cost as much as my new DVD set and that includes 15 different workouts.
On another subject, do any of you ladies here use an IUD? I was supposed to get the Paragard IUD yesterday but my old OB-GYN office never sent over my PAP results from last year to my new OB-GYN/Midwifery office. So they told me this when I got to the office, "We never got your PAP results from your old provider so we can't put in the IUD." I am kind of like, if you sent a fax request and never got a response, why didn't you call the doctor's office or perhaps call me so I could follow up on the matter? I took a half day at work for that appointment and I didn't even end up getting any services rendered!
: So now I don't even want to go back there because it just seems sort of incompetent to me. I miss my homebirth midwife...She doesn't really do well woman care because it actually is not financially lucrative for her for whatever reason. She just focuses on births so that's why I decided to branch out and find a midwifery/ob-gyn office to handle my "well woman" needs. Currently my form of family planning is abstinence. Poor DH...LOL
Okay and last thing, me and my parents and little Ari are supposed to go visit my brother in Costa Rica. He randomly decided to go there and be "one with nature" for like 3 months. But he got robbed by two police officers(or two people pretending to be police officers) so now he is thinking about returning a bit earlier.
Okay this is a novel, sorry about that! I hope everyone is doing well today!