I am 31 weeks preggers now (YEEEESSSS only 9 weeks left / Ooohh shizer only 9 weeks left). Alas it has not been an easy ride this time, completely different to Ethan. The first time around I was wakeboarding up until 5 months pregnant (until I couldn’t fit in my wetsuit anymore), I was doing yoga and I was walking an hour a day up until he was born.
Oh how different things are this time..
This time I managed to do buggy bootcamp until I hit the eight week mark I think – which made me feel absolutely pathetic. But I was so tired and had bad nausea that exercising was the last thing I felt like doing – the last bootcamp I did I started to get tunnel vision so I knew it was time to stop.
I only rode a couple of times as well, once at Club Wake because it would have looked odd if I didn’t ride and I was still in the awkward early stages where you can’t really tell people. And I rode in Ropes and Wires at BEP (anyone who saw me that day can vouch that I was rough as anything, I said I was ill but it was in fact, morning sickness!)
Once the morning sickness had subsided and I was over my cold as well as the two stomach bugs, along with the dawn of a new year, I got my act together and started swimming and doing some baby yoga. I was feeling good but a couple of weeks in I caught another cold… and then another one. I know colds are not that bad, but let me tell you, they suck while being pregnant and running around after a two year old.
I was lucky enough to go to Florida where I had a fabulously relaxing time and upon my return found out I’ve got low iron levels, which explains the extreme tiredness and shortness of breath (sooooo fun). I started the iron tablets as prescribed and my body rejected them which may as well have been another stomach bug. Testing out another kind as we speak.
So now I’ve reached the final stretch, not long to go! I can’t tell you how much I’m dying to get on the water, or lift a kettle bell, or wake surf, do circuits, yoga, walk more than 50 yards without back pain, ANYTHING… I just want to move my body! I can’t wait until I don’t have to take a break and sit down while making a cuppa tea! And I can’t wait to get my pre baby body back!
I know its all worth it in the end and I really can’t wait to meet this little human I’m growing, but its not been an easy ride. Its really really hard work making a baby!