Thursday, February 12, 2009

Yes, Jenny, There is a Pregnancy Fairy

As the days go by I'm reaching the final and most uncomfortable weeks of my pregnancy. So far things have been good. I'm definitely not as comfortable as I was with William but I'm not going to complain because it could be so much worse.

I'm still pretty active. I walk on the treadmill for about 35 minutes a few times a week and I've been doing a prenatal yoga video in my living room to help stretch out those hard-to-reach stiff muscles. Tonight I'm going to my first ever water aerobics class. It will probably be me and all the local 80-year-olds. I'm sure the experience will provide good blogging material for tomorrow.

But above all that I still say my two biggest workouts come from (1) getting my two-year-old in and out of the car and (2) getting myself situated in bed each night.

I remember the bedtime routine being a struggle with my first pregnancy but you don't really remember until you're faced with the challenge all over again.

I've concocted a pretty good nest-building process and Brian doesn't even complain too much that he has about half the sleeping space and a lot less pillows.

I set up two pillows for my head, William's old Boppy pillow for my right knee and another pillow to wrap my arms around. After the 15 minutes it takes to hoist myself up and under the covers I'm snug as a bug lying on my left side.

One thing I've never had problems with in my pregnancies is sleeping. It doesn't take me too long to fall asleep and once I am asleep I'm as dead as a rock until morning rolls around.

In fact, I once explained to Brian that on the rare occasions when I do wake up in the middle of the night to find that one of my arms or legs has fallen asleep I rarely do anything about it because it takes too much effort to pick up that huge belly and roll to the other side. I just wait a few minutes and before you know it I've drifted off again.

But lately I've been waking up in the morning to discover that I'm lying on my RIGHT side and that whole nest I built is pushed aside behind me. How did I get like this? Did a pregnancy fairy come and turn me over in the night? And if so what other perks can this fairy offer?

1 comment:

  1. First of all, I have to say you deserve major kudos for keeping up such a regular workout routine. I've been walking as much as I can, but that's about it. Thankfully, my diet has been extremely healthy (lots of fruits and veggies and whole grains, no desserts, no eating out...). But I'd like to ramp up the length and intensity of my walks in these final four weeks...

    Secondly, I am finding that I actually am sleeping much better this pregnancy than last pregnancy...perhaps because I'm exhausted from caring for our 2-year-old. ;)


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