2 mile walk
90 min prenatal yoga
So people aren't kidding about the third trimester when they say you will wake up and wonder how you got so big all of a sudden. I feel a bit like humpty dumpty these days. Baby Mo is growing exponentially. His feet are permanently set under my ribs, and his head feels very low in my abdomen, as indicated by his frequent hiccup spells - I still giggle every time he gets them. He is quite the wiggle monster, which has actually become somewhat uncomfortable at times. He did not cooperate at all during yoga last night, and I had a few close calls when he decided he was going to start playing whack-a-mole with my bladder. Thank god I've been practicing my kegels! This has been making running (and even walking) more difficult lately. I'm no longer ashamed to stop mid-stride to squeeze my legs together and pray he finds something more intriguing than my bladder.
So yeah, shit sort of got real this week. I feel like up until this point, it has been all fun and games in my mind, imagining what my new life as a mother will be like but knowing it was still pretty far off and that I had plenty of time to go until then to sit back and dream about it. And then 30 weeks greets you with a giant slap of reality. And you realize you have a mere 2 months to go. Then suddenly, panic sets in that you haven't done enough to prepare. The nursery is not ready. We still have furniture to buy. But it's best to wait until after the shower this weekend. And then there's the hospital bag. Nursing bras, nursing pads, and feminine pads are all on the suggested list of things to pack. Feminine pads? My god, I haven't had to wear those since I was 16! And then Google becomes everything.
And then I find myself laughing at how ridiculous I get when my mind wonders, and I finally find my way back to happy reality.
In all seriousness, I have a pretty exciting week ahead of me. I've reached the 4th quarter in my pregnancy - hey, it's football season now, so don't judge; I turn 28 tomorrow - not a big deal, other than it's the last birthday I have as a non-parent; and the one I'm most excited about...my baby shower is this weekend! I can't wait to see all my family and friends to celebrate Baby Mo!