Hello Normal Life

I’m off the couch. Today is my first full day of normalcy.

I’m 30 weeks pregnant now. The baby is strong and healthy. I haven’t had bleeding for about 2 months and am showing no signs of preterm labour.

I can begin gradually increasing my activity. I can even begin light exercise at the swimming pool. (I’m surprising K with a mother-son date to the swimming pool tonight. Playing together at the pool is our favourite one-on-one bonding activity.)

I can go to my local health-foods stores and re-stock my cupboards with my favourite crunchy-granola hippy foods. Oh, how I’ve missed my organic, mostly vegan (with the exception of plain, organic, probiotic yogurt and the occasional meal of fish), soy-free, gluten-free, low-sugar, low-sodium, high-fibre diet. Yes, it sounds dreadful, but it’s not in the least. I’m forever amazed at how many delicious options exist and how good I feel. Surprisingly enough, Corey and the kids are as excited as I am to switch back to this diet too -I’ve trained my little hippy freaks well. Please don’t get me wrong here, we’ve been immensely appreciative for all the help and meals we have received (they really were delicious), but all our bodies have noticed the difference and we’re ready to switch back. Also, M was diagnosed by a pediatrician over the Christmas holidays with an egg allergy and digestive issues that require a strict high-fibre diet, so the timing could not be better.

I’m so excited to shop, and cook, and tidy my house again that I woke up at 4 am this morning ready to go. I will nap most of the morning/early afternoon so I don’t overexert myself on my first day, but I do plan to hit the stores as soon as they open. Never in my life have I been so eager to shop for groceries!

I’ll still have considerable help with childcare as I make this transition and we’ve decided to keep our eco-friendly house cleaning service forever. Because I’d rather not dust, vacuum, wash floors, and scrub tubs and toilets, even if I’m physically able.

Anyhow, it’s almost 6 am and the grocery store opens soon.

Hello normal life. Let’s start reacquainting ourselves today.



Kortney January 4, 2013 at 9:31 am

I am THRILLED for you Nicole! I’m also thrilled you’re keeping your cleaning service. Once we make the move to the townhouse, we’ve already discussed the need and want for a cleaning service. Good choice.
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Nicole January 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

After two weeks of our cleaning service, Corey and I looked at each other and agreed we would never go without house cleaners again. We wondered why we hadn’t hired some years ago when we first had kids!!

If you move near me, I know an excellent company ;)


Jodi Shaw January 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Normal is good. Glad to see you able to get out and feel good again and not worry about things. Hope you had a good swim :)
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