This week’s word has to be slow and maybe down.
Man, this is soooo hard. I’m almost at 30 weeks pregnant and having to cave a little.
I am quite often on the go a lot. I make plans on my days off work and like to be busy at weekends. Any regular readers will know I am a fitness nut and all the way through my pregnancy have kept at it. However, bottom line is I am bigger this time and am starting to feel more uncomfortable. I am getting more Braxton Hicks, general twinges and tummy ache (windy oops). I have had to knock certain exercises on the head, mainly jogging and anything like circuits. I’m still going but mainly cross training, using the stair master and sitting weights.
I am still at work for another 7 weeks after this weekend, so will take me up to 36.5 weeks. Hmmm, I am wondering if this may change. I am feeling more tired towards the end of the day and as many of you will know, the day doesn’t end when you walk through the door with a toddler.
I’m trying to play more games with the gremlin when we sit down. Babies, doctors, drawing and reading stories. Also I am doing more activities in the morning, like the gym or taking her out and about to do bits. We can chill a little more in the afternoon.
I think all parents have that guilt about shoving the TV on but I think I am going to have to chill a little more about this. I usually try and avoid it until 4-5pm, unless I need 10 mins to make lunch or the gremlin is just very tired and needs a break. To be honest, sitting in front of the TV and watching a film with the gremlin is a nice idea!!
I get nagged from all ends; my Mum, step dad and even some friends have said take it easy. Hubby knows better but if I ask I get the help and rest.
So, if any of you see me hanging around the gym too much or too many activities going on, give me a yell.
I guess sometimes I forget I am growing a life and it is tiring!!!