Currently: February Edition

Happy Friday! I can’t believe I completely blanked with my post on Wednesday and forgot to say Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope everyone had a great V-day 🙂 Eric was super sweet and got me flowers and also the fixings for an amazing breakfast, since he’s on night shift right now having breakfast together is what we do instead of dinner.

Time to check in with a Currently post!

Reading Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House. This is the sequel/follow-up to The Kitchen House, which was one of my very favourite books that I read last year. I was excited when it went on sale on kindle a few days ago.

Loving bubble baths. Hands down my favourite way to relax after a long day. They are made 1,000x better when I put my laptop on the toilet to watch my favourite show and have a glass of wine. Sadly no wine for a few more days as I finish up this round of antibiotics.

Feeling better now that we are on a bit of a schedule. For almost a week now Olivia has been consistently sleeping from 8pm – 8am with 2-3 wake ups to eat in that 12 hour period. Then during the day she goes down for a nap every 1.5 hours and her naps last anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. It’s not an exact schedule yet, but it’s better than the completely sporadic schedule we were on before and it’s been nice for this Type A personality!

Thinking about how freaking lucky I am to get a 12 month maternity leave with my girl. Olivia is 12 weeks today and I know that if I was in the US, I would either already be back at work or going back to work soon. I literally cannot even imagine going back to work right now, not only would it be so hard to leave her, I’m so tired and my brain is mush so working does not sound fun with the broken nights of sleep I get. I am so lucky I get this special extended time with her.

Anticipating visiting BFF Jen and her kiddos in mid-March! Olivia and I are flying down for 3 days of fun. I am also anticipating (and let’s be real – a bit nervous about) flying with her all by myself and crossing my fingers it goes well!

Watching This is Us. I watched Season 1 as it came out last year and I just bought Season 2 on iTunes. I am loving Season 2 so much more than Season 1, it is such a great show with awesome characters and at least every second episode makes me cry.  

Working on getting my strength and endurance back. My core strength is basically non-existent. I just had a great session with a physiotherapist specializing in pelvic health and I really need to work on regaining some of my core strength so will be working on that through some exercises she gave me and regular yoga over the next couple of weeks. I am also working on building an at-home yoga practice. I’ve always loved going to yoga at the studio but that’s just not possible very often these days so I need to practice at home right now. I did this power flow from Peanut Butter Runner yesterday and it was super tough, it got me sweating in only 30 minutes!

Grateful for a healthy family.

Listening to podcasts still. I did just start listening to a new true crime podcast called Stranglers because I was getting a little tired of all the mom podcasts.

Wishing that Eric had a job with more traditional hours. We miss him so much when he’s gone for so many hours of the day and especially when he’s on night shift.

What are you loving, anticipating and grateful for today? 

8 Responses

  1. Emilie says:

    Maternity leave here is awful. I am lucky that I got to take 16 weeks (half unpaid though, which we couldn’t afford, but I justified living on credit cards because I can’t get the time back but I could pay odd the credit cards). I also went back part time and cut my salary in half because I just didn’t want to put Noah in daycare. It was a hard no for our family. I’m very lucky my employer let me cut to 20 hours. I’m now also working from home, which is super super hard with a toddler! I’ll only do it until we have our next baby because I cannot see how I’d make it work with two kids!! I don’t know what daycare costs are in your area – here it would be like a second mortgage every month for 2+ kids (we want 3). Anyway I’m going off topic – I am so glad you don’t have the pressure of having to go back to work yet. Enjoy all the time with your sweet girl!! The schedule does get easier as they’re older. Noah is in a phase now where he sometimes will do one long nap and sometimes two shorter naps so it’s hard to plan our days during this transition period. I’ll also be so glad when (if) he ever sleeps through the night. He did great from 4-10 months and ever since then he’s up 2-3 times a night again!

  2. erin says:

    What about checking out the fitnessista’s post pregnancy work outs — i know she developed the program to really focus on core strength?

  3. Lindsey says:

    As a new mom bubble baths were my favourite too!
    I am with you – I could not imagine going back to work with a 12 week old baby!
    Tracy Anderson has a post pregnancy DVD that I found to help a ton after my pregnancies/surgeries to regain core strength.

  4. I LOVED Stranglers and I am so sad that it’s all done. It even lead me into reading a book about true crime in Michigan, so if you feel the need to go that route when you are done I’ll pass along the book name that is not in my brain currently. Be aware, mushy brain is a life long condition after your deliver a child ha.

  5. I am widely known to be completely dead inside, but This is Us still makes me cry every episode. They really know how to push all of the wrong buttons!

  6. Shoshanah says:

    I’m with you on This Is Us. I did enjoy the last season, but the second has been pretty much amazing.

  7. Stephany says:

    YES to all bubble baths, all the time. They are my favorite way to relax after a long day! I typically bring my book with me, but sometimes I’ll put on a show if I don’t have the mental energy to read!

    I need to catch up on This Is Us, but I am way too emotionally fragile right now to handle it.

  8. San says:

    I am so happy that you can stay home with Olivia for a full year (we have the same policy in Germany and I always said that I would only want to have kids in Germany LOL).

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