Being a grandmother is awesome work and sooo much pleasure! I find myself incredibly busy but so happy with all the work surrounding this new baby that has blessed our family. Sophia Marie is a wonderful little girl who eats, sleeps, and poops, not necessarily in that order. She cries only when she is very hungry or has a dirty diaper. She is already sleeping all night long -- or at least until her anxious mama wakes her to feed her, fearing she may not be getting enough food.
It occurred to me last night as I was gently swinging the baby back and forth, side to side, that she could become part of my exercise program for the short term. I feel like I burn a lot of calories with walking her, swinging her side to side, and just holding her and rocking her. Probably in truth not enough calories to measure, but I am certainly worn out at the end of the day. Taking care of a large house, doing laundry, cooking, walking the dogs, etc. all counts up, I am sure.
While I am enjoying this life of being a grammy immensely, I will also be glad to get back to my "routine" at home, where I have a pattern of things I do daily to help keep me healthy. Old routines are comfortable at times, and can also be fulfilling and relaxing.
Since I did not remember to get my weight to Allan in time yesterday, I will continue the challenge on my own. It feels SOOO good to know I am moving in the right direction, even if I have to get my exercise and food when I can fit it in right now. My daughter-in-law has been very encouraging by noticing when I look "thinner" on a given day. I am still doing the yo-yo thing where I am up two pounds one day but then down two or two and a half the next day. Bottom line is that the scale is finally moving downward, and for that I am so very grateful. Thank you, God.