Thanks everyone for the name suggestions! I love the name Henry, but our good friends’ son is Henry, as is my best friend’s dog, so the name is already associated with two lively youngsters in our life (one furrier than the other). I have added a few of the suggestions to our list of possibilities. And don’t worry, Kiran! No Apples, Sundays, or Honors in this house, although I do love the name Levi (Matthew McConaughey’s son’s name)!
A note on my yoga practice… I can definitely feel the difference in my joints and ligaments with the added relaxin. The “stop” point is much less deep than it once was. Although my body tells me it could go deeper, the support just isn’t there. I have new “clunks” in the hips, which were already clunky to begin with. And coming back to standing up and dropping back after a brief hiatus away, there’s new fear and resistance, and I can’t help but wonder if the physical resistance stems from that fear. It certainly is nowhere near as comfortable as it once was. I’m not walking my hands in between each Urdvha Dhanurasana, so the first stand-up is duck-footed and awkward due to the wider stance of hands and feet. The front of my body already feels stretched and taut, even without the yoga, so that when I move into a backbend, it feels like my skin is stretched to the max. Shoulderstand hurts my neck a bit, I think because my center of gravity is changing. Some days I skip it. Urdvha Padmasana is a mess, also due to the large, heavy abdomen. Quite wobbly.
The rest of practice is what it is. I try not to put value judgments on anything. Maybe because of this, I’m enjoying my time on the mat.
Funny, I have this new thing called “cleavage,” and at the end of the day I almost always find crumbs in my bra. I’m on the go throughout the work day, so most of the time I eat lunch in my car, and crumbs that once fell in my lap now fall somewhere else…