Holy cow. I have literally had this blog entry half typed and open for over a week now. This is insane. I clearly need to carve out some time to write, I really enjoy it and want to keep all these memories. However, lately all my online time is spent on the message boards at thebump.com!!
Somewhere, during all internet research about pregnancy, I read that my body has been pumping about 50% more blood to accomodate the work that it's doing growing a small person. The article said that it might lead to becoming out of breath for activities that used to be easy. I thought this meant that I would have to take it a little more slowly on my walks with Penny.
I really enjoy listening to music, especially while I'm getting ready for my day. The other day, I turned on one of my playlists and hopped in the shower. The playlist happened to be in the middle of a Jack Johnson set of music. I was belting out Sexi Plexi, Bubble Toes, and Banana Pancakes when suddenly I realized "Holy cow, I am out of breath." Apparently, shampooing your hair while sitting Bubble Toes is enough of a workout that I needed to stop and take a breather. I mean, really. I thought Jack Johnson was supposed to be easy listening music? It's not like it has a heavy bass or is the type of music you can really boogie to. It blew my mind.
However, after I got out of the shower, Sexy & I Know It came on the playlist. And boy, I did break it down to that song. After that, my heart was racing, but in a good way. I considered it my workout for that day. I also decided that someone needs to bring back the 90s dance staple, the butterfly. It goes perfectly with that song!