When the weather is nice I walk to the grocery store and pick up one days worth of food. The grocery store is less than a mile away, so it’s not a bad walk. I take Ginny too. When she gets a little bigger I am going to take my pram! We are currently using the bassinet as her bed, and I would feel weird taking it outside… I can’t explain it. Plus I worry that is she is laying in the bassinet as I walk down the hill outside of my apartment that my little baby will slide and be squished into the end of the bassinet. lol.

Any who. Today I went to the post office. I needed to exchange the blessing gown my Mama generously gifted us. Since we were expecting a fat baby we bought a bigger size, but it is terribly obvious that was not necessary. Ginny doesn’t even fit into 0-3 month size clothes yet. lol. I thought I had a ton of clothes from all of the gifts we got, but after almost a month of the same outfits… it’s all I can do to not buy more cute “newborn” sized clothes, knowing she’s going to grow soon enough!

So I mailed the dress back and then headed to the grocery store.

I bought a watermelon… I adore watermelon. My husband doesn’t like it, so I just eat it with a spoon, since it is all mine.

I also bought stuff for tacos, but forgot to get refried beans.

I bought a magazine today that has a month’s worth of freezer meals… which would be kind of cool. Have any of you ever done something like that? I mean… I made food and frozen the extras to use later, but I’ve never planned out a month worth of food and made it all at once and then re-cooked it later. Tell me what you think of this!

I’m also considering starting the Couch-to-5k program (c25k). My Mom and siblings are all doing it and planning to run a 5k together, and I think it would be really neat to do it with them. I’m not sure if this is going to happen though because I have been having really bad hip pains, along with some risidual pain from all of my epidural pokes. My back doesn’t hurt all the time, but after I’ve been sitting for a while I get a burning resonating pain where the catheters were inserted.

I scheduled my 6 week follow up, I’m going to ask about the back pain, but I’m not sure there is anything that can be done for my back. On the flip side, I will be asking for a referral for my hip pains. In college I did about 6 months of physical therapy for my hip, but it did help. I got a referral while I was pregnant, but I could see adding the copay for PT on top of all of my other appointments. I had kind of hoped that things would just get better after Ginny was born, but it got worse.

So I will probably be taking up some PT before starting that C25K thing. Meh.

I so desperately want to get back to working out, but it is incredibly hard for me to find the time. I have access to the apartment complex gym. Maybe once Ginny is on more of a schedule I will fit it in. Walking with the stroller is good, but it isn’t the same as a good hour long stint on the eliptical followed by a killer 2 minutes on that d*** stair machine.

I miss working out.


I need to go back to the grocery store and get some refried beans… maybe I’ll walk there this time… it is so weird to feel like this little baby controls my entire life?! I’ve never been big on having a schedule, so that will probably be the hardest part of my life in the next few weeks.

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  1. We freeze some things but I don't like the way some of the dishes come out, especially when I know what they are supposed to be like when they are fresh. We like to freeze burritos and I've done smothered pork chops, lasagna, taco meat, sloppy joe meat, and tuna noodle casserole.

  2. I just noticed that your comment form requires me to put something in the "your comment field." I'm having a laugh cause I can't imagine someone coming all the way and not actually saying anything…anyway! I have done the couch to 5k program and was really surprised by the success I had. Just when I thought I wasn't getting any better I realized actually I was doing a lot better. I highly recommend it, when you're feeling up to it. But I also recommend procrastinating, which is probably bad advice so take that for what it is 🙂

  3. Monthly menu's: I have done them. I follow them 90% of the time the first week, and it goes downward to about 50% at the end of the month. But, it's a great easy way to have a plan.

    Freezing food once cooked: Somethings taste really good reheated, others taste terrible! That's always hit and miss for us. I agree with Meg that saucy things freeze best. I do prefer cooking food and freezing it, if it tastes good.

    Couch to 5K: LOVE IT! It's a great regiment to follow. For me, I had to go slower than the plan, I broke out to do one step a week, instead of two. (Only because of my breathing issues.) But, if you can walk 3 miles, you can do a 5k, so, don't let getting to the end of the program stop you from doing the 5k with your family.

    Exercising: I can't wait to get back to exercising too!!! I was reading online, and it seems that the general rule is 2 months post-birth before getting into anything, include exercise and diet programs. The main reasoning for two months is to let you get used to producing milk and being a mother! So, even though I've only two and a half weeks left of being pregnant, I'm not going to plan on exercising strenuously until October.

  4. I tried to do C25K and I plan to start again in a few weeks… it is a great program for starting running. I just got busy and stopped running, which wasn't smart. But that wasn't the program's fault.

    Oh, and I love doing the freezer meal thing. Love it! I go to dream dinners though – you make all of your meals at once. So easy! It is a little more expensive than if you made them yourself, but it is nice to have everything there, make 12 meals in an hour and be done. So nice!

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