I can't believe it's already the last day of September. How did that happen? It was such a busy month, as it always is, but overall it was a good month. My goals were to read more, go to spin and yoga and be productive/survive. I did a great job with productivity and yoga. I did not get to spin, and I definitely did not read more. There is always another month :)
Books: My reading is at an all-time low right now. Every time I go to read, I just want to sleep. I'm even behind my year reading goal, which I don't think has happened ever since I first started making that goal. This month I read The Next Accident by Lisa Gardner and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Both were good, but nothing to make me actually read. This month I'm going to aim for three books. I know I can do 3. Or should I say, I hope I can do 3!
Miles: I didn't run in September, which means I think I'm officially on a running hiatus until hopefully March, possibly April depending on when the baby comes. But, I have done a lot of walking AND a lot of swimming. I am still swimming outside in my beloved pond, even with the colder weather. We wear wetsuits so it's really just the initial shock and then it's pretty warm. We actually swam across the pond (1 mile) twice, and did several other 3/4 mile swims. I'm hoping we have a few more weeks to enjoy this beautiful view!
The month began with the great "hide the bump" quest. Alternative names include: change outfit 67 times each morning, drive Eric crazy with "can you see the bump now? can you see it now?" questions. Thanks to a combination of TJ Maxx dresses found by my mom, the H&M dress found below, and just general luck, no one figured it out until I was ready. Whew!
The second part of the month involved a mixture between old favorites like the pink dress Caroline gave me last Christmas...
…and a small collection of maternity clothes I am just starting to experiment with. The photo below is my regular pants (with a Bella band) and a maternity shirt from Old Navy.
I am still resisting maternity clothes a bit because I don't want to spend a ton on a whole new wardrobe, but I also don't want to be completely sick of the same 5 outfits come December and January. One of my friends gave me a total pep talk about maternity clothes the other day though, so I did do some shopping this weekend. I'm sure they will be appearing more and more in October, and it might not be my choice anymore!
Also part of my looks were my boy/girl nails for our big ultrasound a few weeks ago.
Goals for October:
1. Read 3 books. I won Becky's giveaway for 3 books, so hopefully this will motivate me!
2. Say NO to 3 things. Life is getting crazy again (or was it just always?). I need to say no more. I am putting a number on it so I will be held accountable.
3. Go to yoga at least one time per week. Go to spin class at least once. Let's try this one again!