I just wrote out an entire reply and when I tried to post it I got redirected to the login page (I was already logged in ) and then my whole post got erased.
Anyway, I've been feeling kind of better lately. I think part of it is the weather (cool and rainy), and part of it is that I have started drinking a protein shake in the middle of the night (whenever I wake up).
My MIL flew in on Saturday and we all went to a Phillies vs. Pirates game on Sunday and got rained out. It was pretty chilly and I had long johns on the kids (crazy in the middle of august
Today I worked up the energy to drag MIL and the kids to IKEA (got a present for her to take back for my nephew - a wooden train set for $12!!!) and Once upon a Child where I scored a slew of maternity clothes for 50% off! Apparently they are discontinuing their maternity section. I got mostly smalls (which are big on me now) and some mediums but I couldn't even look at the larges and xtra larges!!! I know that I'll need them eventually but I just can't take the thought of gaining all that weight again. It seemed that I gained the majority of my personal (non-baby) weight in the last 6 weeks, probably most starting when I went past my date of Oct 23 (he was eventually born NOV 15). Understandably so, I was pretty inactive (other than chasing my 20 month old around) and at the end I didn't care about what I ate so long as it made me feel good (comfort eating for someone who normally doesn't ). The kids did relatively well on our shopping trip even though it ended up being a longer trip than expected.
Anyway, to answer the hobby question, I don't really like to think of myself as a "hobby" person (I just hate the word... it makes me feel old and boring
: ). I love to knit and constantly drool over yarn on the internet and love looking for new patterns to work with. I don't have much of a stash (despite what dh thinks) because I usually knit up whatever I just purchased. I kind of put my knitting aside for the summer since we've been concentrating on getting our office up and running.
I also like to scrapbook but I never do. All my supplies are stored in a few rubbermaid totes in the living room so in order to do anything I need to drag the out and it all gets spread out till I'm finished with a layout. I usually don't have the time to do a layout while the kids are napping and I'm usually too uncreative by the time they go to sleep. Once we get into a bigger place (and hopefully our own home) I'll organize stuff better so I can do the things I enjoy more often.
I garden, but that's gone to garbage since I've been pg. Dh is harvesting but I haven't done much at all. We've got cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupe, squash (but I hear all the plants died), tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, sunflowers, lemon balm, yarrow, sage, chives, basil, cilantro, parsley, dill, fennel, and we had radishes and beets but they got washed away with the rain.
I have a few professional hobbies but don't feel like getting into them right now