I just finished a bowl of Cocoa Puffs. Okay, maybe two, but who’s counting? I am really loving cocoa puffs this pregnancy and the milk that is left in the bowl. I was just telling my sister they should sell Cocoa Puffs Chocolate Milk. That would be so good.
I am having a small cup of coffee right now but I would like to ration my caffeine today since I have a lot to do and need all of the help I can get later on without going overboard. Friends, I am so tired. Yesterday morning started out horribly, I was totally out of breath, going upstairs nearly knocked me off of my feet and then I had an NST where my blood pressure was the highest it’s been this pregnancy, which makes me so sad.
HOWEVER, it finally went down and Baby Boy and I left to go shopping at Target. I came home, ate lunch, wrapped up a few things, took a nap, did homework with the kids, ate some M & Ms, drank a diet coke and after that, I felt much better. I actually cleaned much of the house and reorganized and cleaned the fridge. I felt completely different from when I had woken up in the morning. THANK GOODNESS.
Oh, and I packed the kids because we are going away for a three day weekend to visit my sister and her family. We are all so excited. I can’t believe it’s our final trip as a family of four. I just can’t believe it and probably won’t until this tiny baby is snuggled safely in our arms.
Oh and speaking of tired…my sleeping sucks. I can’t get comfortable. I mean, look at this, this is what I looked like last night, looking down at my belly:
It’s REALLY hard to get comfortable with that being attached to you, you know? Either way, I wake up often and just feel this beautiful boy moving and dancing and punching his Mom and I’m reminded of what a gift he is, even now, before we’ve even met him.
Speaking of gifts, the sun is shining today and it’s painfully cold. All of the twigs and branches are covered in icy snow that looks like they’ve been dipped in glitter. On one tiny tree on the side of the road sat two perfect birds, the sun shining behind them. Oh, that was such a beautiful sign.
Anyway, before I head out to the Chiropractor and come back and clean and pack, I wanted to tell you about my best friend, my SOUL SISTER (of 15 or 16 or 17 years, I can’t keep track!), the girl who I have experienced everything with – she has done something so powerful and amazing that I need to tell you about it.
Awhile back, she told me about a dream that she had to bring women together to create balance in their lives, a balance between work, family, spirituality, etc.
Last year was her year to get the wheels moving on this phenomenal idea. I am one of the lucky people who have been involved with this since the fall, I am an architect of this forum. Back in September we had a Beta version in Chicago, it was a small overnight workshop and it was LIFE CHANGING.
And now? Her dream? IS REAL. Yesterday was her brand launch for Triple W Forum, an awesome workshop built for busy women who need to achieve and maintain that fine balance in LIFE.
So, I had to share with all of you, not just the Triple W Forum, who you can follow on Twitter (PLEASE DO! I may or may not be the voice behind @triplewforum) and become a fan of on Facebook (YOU SHOULD!) and go to the site to sign up for future email newsletters (HURRY!), but I wanted to share with you this person who had an idea and who trusted in her idea enough to create something that WILL be changing lives for women everywhere. I am so proud of her, mostly for believing in her idea, for believing in herself. I wish we would all do that.
(if you do any or all of these things tell me in the comments so I can come by and say “hi!”)
Who do you want to show up when you look in the mirror first thing in the morning?