26 Weeks Pregnant

Baby Bumps and Blessings

The Making of a Mindful Maternity

 

This week feels like it has been one thing after another.  I finally got over last week’s cold. Yeah!  Last weekend was great!  Grammy was in town, so #1 spent most of the weekend with her.  I got to relax, walk, do yoga, spend time with hubby, and a little cleaning out around the house.  I gotta say though it was so quiet, we are used to nonstop chatter!  And the pool opened, so we’ve all been enjoying that during this hot week!

Unfortunately, during some of my weekend activities I pulled something in my belly (or it is ligament pain due to stretching of the belly, not sure which).  So I”ve spent the rest of the week with belly pain.  It feels better with little activity, especially when I lie on my side and apply a warm washcloth with saran wrap over it.  As the week has gone on it is feeling better.  Thursday night I went for a walk, but the pain came back a little so I still have to take it easy.  As usual, limiting activity whether it is exercise or just sitting around the house more is hard for me, there is always something to do!  I really hate not being able to stick to an exercise plan, but I need to get used to surrendering to the birth process and realizing I can’t be in control of it!  Letting go!

The baby is very active and I enjoy feeling her move around.  I’m ready for a fun, hot weekend!  Swimming pool here I come!

Live Well,

Laura

25 Weeks Pregnant

Baby Bumps and Blessings

The Making of a Mindful Maternity

Here I am, 25 weeks pregnant, right now it seems like it is going by fast and there is still much to decide, like what will the baby’s name be?  Baby #2 probably isn’t going to work!  As well as, the need to clean out the house and make some room in for another person.  But I’m working on both of those a little each week, so as I like to say small changes equals big results, so I’m sure we’ll be ready!

At 25 weeks the baby is about 13.5 inches and 1.5 pounds.  This week I went to the doctor and did the glucose screening test and listened to the baby’s heart beat.  My blood pressure was pretty low which I was thinking maybe relates to my relaxation exercises.  I’ve been taking 10-20 minutes every day to do either deep breathing or a progressive relaxation exercise.  I also focus on positive thoughts like this healthy baby comes out easily and quickly.   These short practices have made me feel much more calm and relaxed.   I’ve walked daily, done yoga 3 times, and even played a little badminton (though I have to be careful of jumping around too much).  I”ve also started drinking chlorophyll to help increase my red blood cells to prepare for birth, it is green, but it just tastes like water.

I’m still reading my birthing books and craving quiet time.  It has been a good week and my parents are in town so I’m looking forward to a nice family weekend.

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Live Well,

Laura