Friday, January 27, 2006

A Sexy Pregnancy

A friend of mine recently asked me what I was doing that I've been able to maintain a sexy pregnancy.

Firstly... WOW! You mean I'm still sexy? My own mother has remarked that my whole body (save for my belly region, obviously) has gotten slimmer. Another friend said I was leaner throughout (her own pregnancy sent her into swellyland... she carried over 20 lbs of water). My doctor asked me to try not to gain too much weight (she's limiting me to 15 lbs; I'm gunning for about 20), as I was overweight when I got pregnant... also, an oversized baby would be difficult to deliver (a 6 pounder isn't any more or less healthy than an 8 pounder; babies grow once they're out of the womb).

Moving on... so, I got to thinking back to my one friend's question: what are you doing to maintain a sexy pregnancy? Let me count the ways... I shall definitely refer to this for my next pregnancy:

1. Don't overeat... and when you do eat, try to keep it healthy.
I've been eating lots of fruits, vegetables, fish and chicken (with the occasional red meat treat every now and again). I do indulge in junk food a bit, and a bit of something sweet, but am otherwise trying to stay healthy with the choices I make. I really should eat like this all the time, pregnant or not.

2. Get some exercise.
Ah, now here's where I am delinquent... I've been really, really lazy with the "get up and go". I know that I should have some physical activity in order to ensure an easy and healthy delivery, especially that there's a swimming pool in my backyard.

3. Laugh... a lot.
During my pregnancy I've surrounded myself with really fantastic, funny, fun people. Lunches, rehearsals, coaching sessions, getting together for whatever.

4. Make love and/or cuddle.
There you go. It soothes... it caresses... it just works.

5. Sing.
Singing has been keeping my abdominal muscles good and strong, which will help me during labor and delivery. I've been advised to keep on singing for as long as I can, so I will!

That's about it... I'll have more once I remember more, but this is what I've been doing regularly. Let's see if it all helps when the big day arrives!

Sunday, January 1, 2006

From a friend's blog

I just came from reading a friend's blog, and found that her posting made me smile, so I thought to share (she in turn got this from her sister's blog):

Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot,
who calls you back when you hang up on him,
who will stay awake just to watch you sleep.

Wait for the guy who kisses your forehead,
who wants to show you off to the world when you are in your sweats,
who holds your hand in front of his friends.

Wait for the one who is constantly reminding you of
how much he cares about you and
how lucky he is to have you.

Wait for the one who turns to his friends and says,
"...that's her."

If you open this you have to repost it.
If you have a lot of love for someone, copy and send this to your whole list.
In 5 minutes your true love will call or message you.
You have just been WISHED.
Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they like you.
Something good will happen to you at approx. 1:55pm tomorrow, it could be anywhere.
So get ready for the biggest shock of your life.

Send this to 15 people in 15 minutes to carry on the chain.


No, I didn't feel compelled just so that my "true love" would reveal himself to me... that's already happened. I just wanted to post it here, because I thought it was beautiful.

I wish this for my single friends... I wish that they find their own true love, the one who complements them (not one who completes them: I'd like to think everyone should be complete individuals first before embarking on a relationship... besides, if this person who completes you leaves you, does that then leave you half a person?), the one who they can truly call a "soulmate". That's difficult to find, and at times even more difficult to discern.

To my coupled friends who are so blessed to have found their loves and are better for it, thank God you have. Care for them... love them... cherish and appreciate them. A true and deep love is rare and hard to come by.

That's it. Happy New Year!