September 2019 Moms

GTKY Tuesday 6/18

What is is your favorite way to relax?

(Stolen from Jan 19!)

Re: GTKY Tuesday 6/18

  • I find walking, reading and cleaning to be my best ways to relax.

    Also a nice hot shower at the end of the day!
  • Non pregnant?  Going for a nice long run (when I'm in shape)  But since I'm not usually in shape, sitting on the back deck with my feet up and a biiiig glass of wine.
    Pregnant? Finding a comfortable position that takes all pressure off my back and reading until I inevitably fall asleep  o:)

    @lillywonderland, cleaning?!?  Wanna come relax at my house?  ;)
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  • Ohh yes a nice glad of wine on my patio next to the fire pit when not pregnant. Otherwise a mocktail on the patio and bird watching when I’m pregnant. I’m also enjoying a little exercise, cooking, a hot bath, and rearranging my baby registry 500 times a day :D
  • Reading is #1 for me. I try to make it a point to read at least a few pages each night before bed. Also enjoy a nice bath with a bath bomb. When not pregnant, that is usually accompanied by a beer or glass of wine. When pregnant, I make the temp cooler (boooo) and have some tea. 
    Me: 32 │ DH: 35 
    Married 8/16/13
    BFP#1 DS 11/13/16
    BFP# 2 MMC dx @ 13w 10/30/18
    BFP# 3 Preemie DD born at 38w (IUGR) on 8/28/19 weighing 5.5lbs. Our little miracle  <3

  • @lillywonderland plus one here for cleaning helping me relax but it’s not the actual act of the cleaning that helps. It’s more so the result. Having clutter/mess makes me anxious 
  • @RedBreast35 I take cash only for cleaning other people’s houses. 🤑

    @nomangos23 For me it’s both - I like the result so much that I enjoy doing it!! Plus, usually I’ll listen to Disney songs waaaaay too loud and singalong. Mary Poppins’ “Spoonful of Sugar” is like literally the best song to clean to!! 😜

    Also, I say reading but let’s be honest here - it’s been a solid 18mo since I’ve cracked open a book. I used to be the biggest bookworm but ain’t nobody got time for that now! Someday I’ll get back into it...
  • Reading is my go to.  I read every night no matter what.  If I'm stressed with things on my mind, then cleaning.  I can think better while my hands are occupied. 
  • I'm boring (basic? is that what the kids are still saying these days?). I like to watch reality TV - anything on HGTV or Bravo - with a glass of wine or whiskey. Pregnant: same thing, but ice cream or chocolate milk instead of the booze!
  • Curling up on the couch with a nice clean house, candle burning, and watching TV or playing on my phone. 
  • I'm gonna go real basic here and say a bath with a far-too-expensive Lush bath bomb, some candles, and music. But if I am too lazy to go through the trouble it's just hanging in my PJs watching food network.
  • I like playing games on my phone or watching some mindless tv. Also enjoy a nice walk alone or shopping alone really gets me in my happy place.
  • A nice long run and reading (I read a little every night before bed, too @zuuls_mom).
  • I like to zone out in front of the tv. Such a bad habit that I really need to break. Especially once baby is here.

    I also enjoy sitting outside on a warm day, reading a book or crocheting.
    Me: 31 │ DH: 30
    Married 05/26/17
    STM; DS 9/14/2019
    EDD 6/13/2022
  • @kgg2241 I love hotel pillows! I’m always tempted to take one home lol
  • Pregnancy relax: laying in bed eating a chipwhich watching tv (aka falling asleep within 30 minutes of hitting the pillow)

    Non pregnancy relaxing: Glass of wine eating dinner out at a nice restaurant on the water with my husband (we live in a beach area so many places are outside on water) or on our deck with the firepit on and a glass of wine (wine is a must!)
    TTM - EDD 4/23 - Team Green <3 
  • I used to get some great runs in when I was frustrated and needed to chill. Haven’t been in great running shape since DS though, unfortunately. Plan to get back into it after this little dude. 

    Now the most relaxing thing is just sitting on the couch with my phone and a dog in my lap. 
  • Walking down the beach looking for sea glass is when I am at my most zen. Also reading a book on a beach as long as I can alternate between a reclining beach chair and a big-enough beach blanket + pillow. ::stares longingly into the distance:: 2 DAYS 'TIL SUMMER BREAK.
  • @MsBeachNJ is a chipwich a sandwich with chips on it to make it exxxtra crunchy? Because that really is the only way to eat sandwiches. 

    Jelly at all the ladies who get to unwind near the beach! Sea glass hunting? Be still my heart

    @kgg2241 that was me last week. And actually, I book the double queen room instead of the king because then there’s EXTRA pillows from the other bed!!! Hope Portland is treating you well! 
  • Swimming has been my outlet. There’s something about submerging my head under water that just feels so damned good right now. Before I was pregnant, I was all about the hot baths, so apparently water is my relaxing place. Lakes and oceans are amazing, too.
  • @nomangos23 omg, you’ve never had a Chipwich?! It’s an ice cream sandwich with chocolate chips rolled around the visible ice cream on the edges. SO GOOD. 

  • @nomangos23 @kiddiesandkitties it took me a minute to realize that a Chipwich isn't a sandwich with chips in it, but I agree, @nomangos23, chips in a sandwich to make it crunchy is sooooo goooood!  (The ice cream version is dang good too!!  >:))
  • @lillywonderland I'm not a monster! I use a plate!!! No crumbs in bed!

    @nomangos23 chipwhiches as in the ice cream treat of ice cream wedged between two cookies and rolled in mini chocolate chips :) They have been my "treat yo self!" this pregnancy - SOOOO GOOD! 
    TTM - EDD 4/23 - Team Green <3 
  • @nomangos23 chips on a sandwich is so good! Now I need to find one for lunch. Screw this no lunch meat thing. 

    @LJMoon6 same to the deck coffee sits. Summer weekend mornings are my favorite because of that! 
  • @MsBeachNJ and @nomangos23 I'd never encountered a chipwhich either but now I want to try one! Makes a lot more sense eating that in bed than the sandwich stacked with chips I was initially imagining :D
    Mine is reading (and lately playing Stardew Valley if I'm suuuuuper tired). I used to like going for walks in the evening or at night in good weather and look at the stars/just enjoy being outside, but can't really where we are now. And it used to also be baking, but now I always get DS involved with that and it's not relaxing anymore, haha (kind of fun in its own way, but not relaxing and I always end up on a scavenger hunt for all the unused measuring cups I let him play with).
  • zuuls_momzuuls_mom member
    edited June 2019
    I need a chipwich.
    Me: 32 │ DH: 35 
    Married 8/16/13
    BFP#1 DS 11/13/16
    BFP# 2 MMC dx @ 13w 10/30/18
    BFP# 3 Preemie DD born at 38w (IUGR) on 8/28/19 weighing 5.5lbs. Our little miracle  <3

  • Chipwiches make me think of It's Its.  Yum.  Those are good.
  • kdl89kdl89 member
    I like to go for a drive and listen to music to relax. Also I now need to see if anywhere near me sells chipwiches Cause they sounds/look good ( I may have googled them to see what they were)
  • Music, verging out on Netflix, naps, reading! 
    Me: 30   DH:31 
    Married 9/2010
    TTC 10/2013
    RE Help from 10/2014-10/2016 (11 failed IUIs, a corrective surgery, and a donor embryo cycle)
    9/2016-transferred two donor embies
    BFP 9/29/26 EDD June 11
    BabyGaga BabyFruit Ticker
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