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.




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