Baby Bumps and Blessings
The Making of A Mindful Maternity
This week’s adventures included a camping trip last weekend and a cold. We camped at Davidson River Campground with friends and it was super relaxing. I actually felt pretty comfortable sleeping in the tent. I had 2 therma rests and 3 pillows-no roughing it for this mama to be!
My exercise this week has been limited to walking while we were camping and a few yoga poses thanks to a cold. This is my second pregnancy cold and it stinks (to quote Papa bear from The Bernstein Bears, “I never get sick. ” Well, almost never). Today I’m feeling better. I’ve been napping, using the neti pot , and drinking warm orange juice (It sounds yucky when you aren’t sick, but it is really good when you’re sick. Dilute half a cup of oj with 1 cup of hot water).
This week the baby has gained half a pound so she weighs about 1.5 pounds and is about 8.4 inches. Her ears are fully functional so we’d better watch what we’re saying. My four year old has said a couple of times this week that she is ready for her baby sister to come out and we’ve been talking about how she can be a great helper. One of my favorite activities this week has been curling up and reading my pregnancy books. This week I’ve been reading A Wise Birth by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldmen and Birthing from Within by Pam England. I also came across this great home birth video that you may want to check out Jaya: A Celebration of Homebirth
This journey continues on and I’m enjoying the process and amazing changes occurring in my body. Next week I go to the ob for my glucose test and I’m sure I”ll be doing some more reading and yoga!