Friday, July 28, 2006


I don't know how parents find time to exercize. When Chase sleeps, all I want to do is sleep.

Confession: I have not been to the gym in 5 months. Other than walking around Zurich, almost every day, and lugging the stroller up and down three flights of stairs, I have not had a lick of excercize. I now understand how waistlines expand. How couples end up on the couch. How TV has become a national past time.

Yesterday I decided enough is enough. My muscles aren't going to excercize themselves (although I wish they would). So I dusted off my Power Yoga DVD. I bought it while we were in England, as a way to attempt to reclaim my figure after having a baby.

Let me tell you, I was sweating in no time. It was great. I'm not sure I'll be able to do it every day, but I've made a commitment to myself to try. We'll see how long this lasts...

*motivational image below courtesy of

Milestone (4 months, 10 days)

Chase learned how to role from her back onto her front!

She did it for the first time yesterday. She was on the floor playing with some toys. I turned my back on her for only a moment (don't worry grandparents, I made sure she was perfectly safe - no sharp objects, water or choking hazards nearby) and when I looked at her again, she was playing with the same toys, but on her stomach, with a big smile on her face.

By the end of the day, she was doing it over and over again, like a pro. Smarty pants.