Saturday, January 28, 2012

In Need of Some Serious Relaxation

For the past 2 weeks I've been feeling so tired; but not just like exhausted tired but physically my body is in pain. Mostly the pain is concentrated in my lower and upper back and neck. I know that having never fully recovered from the bad car accident and then getting pregnant and now working with kids that love to beat me up on a daily basis has probably bought me to this point where I feel like my back is going to give out.

I should have kept doing the physical therapy exercise that I was doing when I was recovering from the accident but they are time and space consuming. After graduating from The U and in doing our planning on trying to get pregnant Derek and I started working out and going on daily walks to try to be as fit as possible when we wanted to start trying so I felt great and a lot of the back pain was almost not existent but obviously once I got pregnant, even though I didn't gain a lot of weight it still brought on a lot of pain.

I've decided I need to start setting some pampering goals for myself. I want to start getting regular massages, maybe starting out with once a month and working my way to twice a month, ultimately 3 times a month would be ideal for me and also I definitely need to go back to the gym. I miss working out and I know that will help to relieve some stress, that I'm sure is also contributing to my aches and pains.

Enough about my complaining, let's talk about what is making me happy right now! I am so excited to be going home to visit the family this upcoming weekend. I haven't seen them since July, 6 months!!! That is crazy! I think that is the longest time I've gone without seeing my family, ever. I'm also excited to see my friends! None of them have met Alexis yet; well none of my friends from back home i guess :) I just can't wait to be back home. Especially because I know how much my mom misses Alexis and I know she'll be soooo excited to spend time with her.

Speaking of Alexis, she's getting so big. Today we moved her up to size 3 in her diapers. Size 3 makes me think of an older baby so it's still blowing my mind that she's wearing those now. She still only has her 2 bottom teeth :) and she's still rolling like crazy. Sometime in the next week or two I'm going to be getting a haircut and taking her in with me to get her haircut for the first time, I'm sooooo excited, but a little sad.

Also I need to get her ears pierced, I really wanted to do it at 6 months but we decided to wait, so now I feel so left behind. I'm also not sure though of where to go, only because I want to her to have them pierced with a needle not a piercing gun. I've read a lot about how ear piercings with guns are less sterile and how with a needle the piercing is more clean all the way through. My ears were pierced when I was just a couple months old and I know they used a needle. So I'm trying to research some places in Southern California that also do infant piercings, because I'm not sure if our pediatrician's office has someone who does it.

I wish I had more to update but for now that's it :)


  1. I'm a big advocate for mom massages -- although for me its for my feet and legs. I try to get a pedicure once a quarter and I always go to a salon that does leg massages too. LOVE. IT.
    Post pics of your daughter with earrings. I think they are TOO CUTE although I'm too chicken to get them done to my own daughter.

  2. I'm definitely going to post some pictures of her once we get ears pierced. I'm sooo excited but a tiny bit scared because I know she'll cry a little bit and it's always hard for me to see her cry.