Tuesday, May 15, 2007

32 weeks

Cool, 8 weeks to go till my due date.....7 weeks if we go ahead with an induction at 39 weeks.
Pelvis is a little cranky this week, the shopping trolley seems to really set it off but it can't be avoided, we all have to eat. Hubby set the cot up for me this week in our room, we are having a party on Sunday and there wil be a couple of newborns there so it will be handy to have a room where we can stash them away from all the noise. I had forgotten what the cot looked like LOL, it's not like it was all that long ago Poppy was in it.
I have also got the baby's bag packed for hospital. I wanted to do it early so I would not have gender specific clothes hanging around the house, I have been busting my guts keeping our secret mainly from my parents but I bloody let it slip a few days ago anyway....I got to almost 32 weeks without telling them so it's a bit dissapointing to slip up at this stage. Nevermind, I can still keep it from some of you guys LOL. Anyway I got a kick out of packing the teeny tiny clothes, I had forgotten how small a newborn nappy is.
Baby is constantly reminding me of it's presence and I am beginning to wonder is it ever sleeps. Last night I watched my belly morph into all sorts of weird and wonderfull shapes as feet and elbows protruded out of all four corners of my belly, if hubby were home he would have freaked out but I love it.
Anyway, thankyou to all who commented on my new blog and thankyou to all the Ausrunners who checked in to the update thread to see how we are going. You can be assured there will be plenty of pictures posted when this baby is born. I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day, I am sooo jealous of all who made it to the MDC.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

I know I know.....you think I am lazy!

Wow, I admit it, as soon as blogger made it nessesary to set up a google account I kinda gave up on blogging. It was one of those "i'll do it tomorrow" kind of things that never got done. Then tonight for some reason i decided to have a look at my blog and saw 2 comments and thought.....hell, i have to do something about this LOL. Anyway I posted a comment thinking that would buy me some time but then felt bad and thought I would look into what is involved in getting this blog up and running again.......a process that took a whole 20 seconds......i am so embarrased.

Anyway as I said in my sneaky comment I was struck with the same condition i had when i was pregnant with Poppy, SPD.....I can't be stuffed explaining it, if your really interested which lets be honest you arn;t then google it. Anyway it started mildly at about 13 weeks but really kicked in at 20 weeks. From memory a bike session left me almost crippled for a week. I booked straight into a womens health physio who immediately banned me from walking, cycling and vacuming. She was shocked at the lack of stability in my pelvis and demanded I wear a belt which I tried last time and it only made it worse. To cut a long story short I got worse again at 27 weeks and eventually came up with a cunning plan with my chiro that enables me to wear a belt. I have to have regular adjustments to keep aligned to be able to wear it and have improved so much I only wear it while vacuming and doing yoga.

Yoga is freeing up any jamming in my legs which was making my pelvis worse aswell as keeping my back feeling lovely and pain free.....not many heavily preggy ladies can brag about not having back pain. It has also improved my posture which inturn makes space for the baby so I don;t get that rip pain and breathlessness most ladies get at this stage.

I won;t get into weight, it;s none of your business LOL. I'll just leave it to your imagination, what do preggy ladies usually end up looking like when the most exercise they are allowed to do is yoga.....no cardio at all. I do have a rough plan of action for when the baby is born though.....there will not be any running for at least 6 weeks untill the relaxin hormone has left my body and my pelvis stops "floating" about. Then i will need an assesment from my physio to get the go-ahead but I pan on using my bike and walking to ease back into it all. I can't wait....seriously, I have been feeling very house bound and have had some very bad times here with it. Even something as simple as grocery shopping leaves me in agony with frozen peas down my pants (icing). My dear hubby has been wonderful though and gets just as frustrated as me and is always my soothing saviour when I lose the plot and break down.

The baby is doing great....as far as we know LOL. I can tell you this much, it is big and strong. My Obs is very helpful and sympathetic towards my condition, I am in great hands there. Too bad he is on holidays when I am due LOL.

Poppy has turned two, she can be quite the little miss at times and has driven me to breaking point several times over the last few months. She has been in a "big girl bed" for a while now and impressed us with the smooth transition. She makes us very proud.....when she is not having a tanty. I dunno how she is going to go with her new sibling......she talks to it through my belly and gives my belly kisses and even pokes it violently claiming it is "hiding". She is very cute. She always finishes a baby session by pulling my top down and saying goodbye "see you soon".

Anyway, as the darling put herself to bed at 6:45 tonight I should take it as a sign and have an early one myself.....you never know what sort of night it;s gonna be. Turning over in bed can be sheer agony and I often spend the night in alot of pain.....having said that it's been really good lately so I have to cash in on being "comfortable" LOL.

I will post some pics tomorrow when I get onto the big computer, I am on the laptop now.

Crissy, are you still in blogland? Sorry I don't get onto MSN anymore.......I just can't sit still long enough to have a conversation.....Anthea that goes for you too, don't think I have been avoiding you or the other juju's on MSN. XXX
O.K I just quickly uploaded one of my latest LO's. Photo was only taken a few weeks ago on Poppy's 2nd Bday. Embellishments from shabbyprincess.com
Yes I have gone dark AGIAN. My blonde days are OVER!