Monday, 22 July 2013

Home Stretch!

Today marks the first day of the third trimester! It seems like it has taken FOREVER to arrive.  I now have 9 weeks of work left (10 - 1 week of holidays) and I am starting to freak out.

This Saturday I ran 5k and it felt painful. Not a bad pain, just a discomfort. I am now debating either taking a hiatus from running or buying a belly support. I still love the feeling I get from running but the round ligament pain is detracting from that.

I am still going to prenatal yoga once a week and try to get in a Tracy Anderson workout once a week too.  I also walk from work to the edge of downtown every day so that they bus is less congested. That = 2.5 km a day 5 days a week. Not too shabby.

Recent changes:

  • It seems that my belly is growing every day! I am religious with belly oil despite reading that stretch marks really  come down to genetics in the end.

  • My back hurts. I think it is the way he is positioned (right along my spine!)

  • My appetite has decreased.

  • I still have restless leg syndrome. Compression socks help when I sleep.

Overall things are going pretty great! I am so happy that he is healthy and growing. I am nervously reading blogs about running postpartum and trying to figure it all out.  I guess it will be one of those "wait and see" things.

I did book a flight to AZ to spend 21 days with my parents in January.  At least the cold weather won't be an excuse that keeps me from getting outside.

There are a lot of things we still need to get:

  • A bassinet of some sort

  • A running stroller (still a maybe)

  • A dresser for the nursery

  • A change pad and all diaper necessities.

  • A mobile for the nursery.

That's all for now.  Here's hoping that these last 12 weeks or so go smoothly.




  1. You can use pregnancy belly band if you are having back pain. These belt are designed to support back as most of the women get back pain during pregnancy.


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