Looking back, I could come up with a few reasons why I slacked.
1. Getting over a cold. Still have a hacking cough. Every time I cough, it feels like the baby would fly out of my belly.
2. My swollen feet scared me. I have been propping those feet up whenever I get the chance.
3. Most importantly, I think it is because I got off the schedule/routine. Now I am trying to re-establish that schedule.
This week, I should do better. I ought to do better. I would be doing some slight modifications too. Instead of upping the speed or incline, I think I am just going to go at a comfortable pace where I can still talk while I walk and do just a mile each time. This is because sometimes when I walk, I feel a light tug/pull at my lower abdominal area. I need to listen to my body. So, slow and steady is the mantra for the next few weeks. I wouldn't beat myself up too badly if I don't do it.
Now on to the fun stuff.
On Saturday, Keith's cousins and aunt threw me a baby shower. We invited mainly family and a few folks from the community.
The cake was made by Keith's aunt and decorated by Keith's cousin.
It was tasty!
I was showered with lots of love. Baby Chambers has lots of gifts - clothes that will see him through a while. And diapers. And wipes. Most importantly, I am just touched by them showing up and celebrating this phase of life with me. I may have a blog, but being the center of attention has never been a thing for me. So, it was a little weird being in the center of it all. But it was lovely. I am truly blessed.
These were some of the gifts. I still have a few bags in my vehicle.
Baby C's godmother bought some gold for him.
It is quite customary for Chinese to give newborns gold, completed with their Chinese zodiac sign.
Baby C will be a dragon baby.
And today is Sept. 11. Feels kinda bad to even go on and on about myself on this blog when there are more pressing issues in the country and around the world to take care of. I just wish for people to have the wisdom, integrity, honor, and courage to do what's right. That's all.
How was your day?