Ever since I got the “green light” from my OB, I’ve been trying to get my butt back in shape! I’ve been doing Weight Watchers to help with diet control (I had success with it a few years ago) and getting back into exercising at the YMCA. I have never been one of those people that loves exercising, but I do love the way I feel when it’s over.
I didn’t work out much during pregnancy, so I am excited to get some of my strength back. Shedding some pounds wouldn’t hurt either, since I’m still wearing some maternity clothes. My budget just can’t swing a whole new wardrobe in entirely new sizes, so I have some work to do this fall!! Luckily, it’s not terrible – just about 10 lbs or so.
On a different note, I took some time today to read another blog that I’ve been following during this grieving process. I have been encouraged by reading some great blogs of women who have experienced similar losses – some of their babies were delivered stillborn, like Andrew, while other incredibly strong women have carried their babies to term after they were given a poor prenatal diagnosis. One woman lost her baby girls to SIDS. Despite the situations, it has been a blessing to get to know these women and their sweet babies via their blogs. I know their stories have touched many, myself included.
I have received some sweet gifts both during my pregnancy as well as since Andrew’s passing that I’d like to share. I appreciate these gestures (as well as the many many others) that remind me of the weight Andrew has in this world.