June 05, 2010


Well, here I sit...12 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Little Baby Tarpley has a heart rate that is slightly faster than mine (150) and at the three ultrasounds I had four weeks ago, BT looked like a chicken nugget. Prior to being pregnant, I heard those little embryos (and now BT is a fetus!) look like peanuts, plums, blueberries, and olives. But, little Bethany said it best when she told me it looked like a chicken nugget.

My exercise regimen has included alot of restless nights, some mopping of the kitchen floors, and lugging small laundry baskets of clean (and dirty) clothes up and down the stairs. I've lifted weights mostly on a regular basis with Trainer Rick but I haven't tried to run in probably 3 weeks. I walked for two hours last Saturday...and since then, I haven't done squat - in the exercise department, that is.

When we didn't know I was pregnant, we decided to open another business. When we found out I was pregnant, we decided to move our "open" date up three months. I'm not sure where the logic was in that decision...and now, here we are...a full three days into the new business and I'm really questioning our sanity at most every waking moment. Opening a new business is alot of work. Especially when your business partner (that's T-roy) is busy taking care of necessary business with the other business we own. So, in a nutshell, I'm opening this new business mostly on my own. Now, don't get me wrong - I'm certainly not complaining about it. On the contrary, I'm merely whining....because I'm pregnant...and for at least the next 28 weeks, I'm told that I'm entitled to whine about whatever I want to.

So, while the business is going great (we've already had 5 potential clients ask for job proposals in the first two days)...well, I'm not going to lie....I am exhausted. It's morning and night...all day business. No mid-afternoon naps for this preggo girl. I've got two corporate guys here and I need to learn as much as I can from both of them before they head back to San Diego. We've also got employees to train, customers to meet, and proposals to bid. I'm loving it. I'm totally excited for all the possibilities that this new business will bring us...but good grief...I am just tired.

It's Saturday...almost 9am...and I know any minute now Corporate Guys are going to give me a call to see when we can start our day. And really, all I want to do is close the blinds and stay on the sofa all day.

I know there is an end in sight for all of this madness. I just keep reminding myself that in 28 weeks, I will move on to a new job: a job of being a stay-at-home mom. Of course, I'll still be doing CFO work for both companies and that's a job I know I can handle. But, I'm just looking forward to raising BT, trying to be a good mom, and just enjoying all that this new life will have to offer.

(Oh, and I'm totally looking forward to getting my running back. I can't believe how much I incredibly miss racing...but that's another post for another day.)

Have a great weekend!


Firefly's Running said...

Good luck on the new business! How exciting!

Char said...

You ARE allowed to whine about whatever you want. It's one of those unwritten laws. And you will get a bit of your energy back in the second trimester. Good luck with everything.

Troy Tarpley said...

And now you're 14 weeks pregnant and two weeks into the new business!

We've hired 13 employees, signed contracts on several jobs, have the phone ringing off the hook, and have a new roomate...for the next few days. (One corporate guy stayed behind and fell in love with Macon enough that he's leaving LA and moving here to work for us.)

Anyway, she's still tired, but is amazing and handling it extremely well.