Thursday, December 15, 2005

Various thoughts today...

Well, I have been seriously lacking in time these days... I feel like the day just fly’s by. Yesterday I went to a meeting in FT Collins about a midwifery course I am planning to take, insha'Allah. I also ran all over the area after the meeting looking for affordable living room furniture, only to discover that there is no such thing. I guess my standard of "affordable" is unattainable. Huh.

In other news, I am trying my best to stick to the Brewer diet... And after reading a thing about adequate weight gain during pregnancy yesterday, I have renewed my resolve to eat well. I have stayed at 5 lbs under my weight when I first discovered I was pregnant. Probably due to an aversion to food in general when I am pregnant. I had a favorite of mine the other night and found myself forcing it down. I will never understand why I only have an appetite when it isn't useful or healthy for me. Ya'Allah!

Also, it seems like things in Egypt have gotten crazy... Which means we have started saving to go, insha’Allah. Of course this is a big headache/stressor for me since now I get to play financial gatekeeper (aka big meany who says no to everything) for the next few months. Not to mention I don't know how I am going to get things straightened out here in time to go in March/April like we want to. Planning to be abroad for an entire month or more is overwhelming. I wonder if it wouldn't just be easier to move!LOL The problem is finding ways to pay ahead, or shut off services we won't be using for the month or two we are gone. It seems easy, but the truth is since everything that involves time and frustration seems to fall to me I will be doing all of it... Which makes it a pain in the neck. And then of course there is finding an affordable plane ticket without having to connect 10 times and spend 7 hours in the airport in Amsterdam or something, and I don't even want to discuss that!LOL

Hmmmm, that all sounds really negative doesn't it? Well, on the good side I have been spending some time and $ on the house getting it in some reasonable semblance of order. It is slow, but alhamdulilah it is looking better. Now if I could only motivate myself to tackle the toys and school supplies...

4 comments:

Amani said...

Salam,
I am currently pregnant, and am also TRYING to follow the Brewer diet. I know that it works, I have had no issues with high-blood pressure or swelling since becoming pregnant. Do you follow all aspects of the Bradley method? I plan to, inshallah. I think it is great that you're studying to be a midwife. I hope you do well, inshallah.

Surviving said...

I also have a hard time eating when I am pregnant, especially this time around. I have started feeling hungry quite a bit lately but I just don't want to eat or can't find anything that tastes very good.

la-la po said...

al salam alaikum-

When you say that things are crazy in Egypt, what exactly do you mean? Are you talking about the violence surrounding the recent elections? My dh is egyptian too, so I'm interested in what is going on over there.

UmmLayla said...

Amani-
No, never been in a bradley method class even... But Brewer is popular among midwives too. The reasoning behind it being that sound nutrition equals healthy baby and healthy mom which is important in a home birth. I have known midwives who wouldn't even take a client whose diet was poor if they refused to make efforts to change it.

Surviving-
Yeah, I have the same thing!LOL I am soooo hungry sometimes and I just stand in the kitchen looking for something that sounds good. Or I make something I think will be the perfect thing and it tastes different than I expected. This is where I sometimes fall into the trap of knowing something is not a good choice but figuring it's better than not eating at all...

La-La Po-
Family things are crazy in Egypt for us. But things politically are pretty wild there right now too. Talking to my SIL it seems like the media makes more of it than there is though. But maybe she's just too wrapped up in family stuff to notice really...