It occurred to me as I was watching the fun stream of #fitcation12 that I haven’t checked in for about 2 months. Needless to say life has been beyond busy (move, job search, baby prep). I’ve managed to keep up with my sponsored posts, but have a list a mile long of family updates, etc. I need to get to.
One piece of advice, don’t make an AZ move in the middle of the summer. You would’ve thought we learned this lesson the first time; also 8 months pregnant at the time. We are settled for the most part and now the nesting begins. Last night I managed to sanitize everything and get the newborn cloth diaper stash all prepped. My packing list is done and I’m slowly packing my bag.
So how’s the pregnancy going? Uncomfortable! Don’t get me wrong I still LOVE being pregnant, but I’m pretty sure this little guy has some more weight on him than his brother and he’s really weighing me down. I don’t remember being this uncomfortable the first time around, but I’m attributing it to the possibility that things are just not as toned and capable of holding baby back the second time around (pelvic and ab muscles).
Now that I’m home the little man and I are trying to find our groove. I find myself more motivated if I am dressed before 7. Most days we make an excursion out, but with 116* days it’s short lived. It’s nice to accomplish the chores and errands during the day. Weekends and evenings are now reserved for family time.
I’m so happy with my eating and weight this pregnancy. I started out the same with both (184 pounds), but have put on about 5 pounds less. It’s not just the weight though, I had to buy an all new wardrobe because my large maternity clothes were too big. Most of my jeans still fit too if I wear a belly band.
Now begins planning and putting myself in the mindset to keep up the eating and activity post delivery. And that’s another thing, delivery. Time for a refresher course in relaxation and breathing. Plan is to do this natural again. Had a little support from narcotics at the end of last one, but seriously you still feel everything. It just took the edge off so I could rest and be ready to push.
We’re working on our birth plan and get to see the NEW doctor on Wednesday. I’m crossing my fingers this one is the one. It’s been a stressful transition in picking a new doctor in Phoenix. I’m confident in our choice for a delivery hospital and pediatrician, but the OB part is up in the air.