Tuesday, October 06, 2009

36 Weeks - 1 Month Left!


I haven't been updating in a while... trying to get everything in order before my little boy arrives in only 4 weeks! I just had a maternity photo shoot last Thursday (35 weeks preggo) and they are posted on my Facebook. I highly recommend capturing this moment, especially when it's your first baby. the photographer, Brooke Daniels, lives in Stafford, VA, and I highly recommend her for any family/lifestyle photos you may need. Her work is amazing.

Anyway... as for my pregnancy, I am feeling great! I have a few bad days here and there, but I am still managing to sleep well, exercise regularly, eat well, and basically feel good. I've had no problems with backache, swelling, or any other of the common physical pregnancy symptoms. I also am fortunate enough to have no stretch marks on my belly! I do have some on the butt, thighs and boobies, but they are battle wounds, lol! Not worried, totally worth it for the end result.

My weekly workout schedule is somewhat more lax now and has been for about 4 weeks. Mind you, I begin my 9th month tomorrow (36 weeks). I am lifting 3x weekly, walking 2x weekly and stretching 2x weekly. I don't hit every body part every week, but I rotate through in 2 weeks. I usually pair two bodyparts together for each workout, and it lasts 30-45 minutes depending on those body parts (longer on the leg days). Walking in my neighborhood for about 25 minutes, 1.5 miles or so, usually once a week and then just being active around the house, running errands, etc. 2-3x weekly. Normally I wouldn't count "being active" but it makes a huge difference when you are 8-9 months preggo! It feels like a workout, lol! And I am keeping my back, hips and legs limber by stretching twice a week. I really think that my fitness and strength prior to pregnancy has helped me feel so good even this far into it. Rock on!

8 comments:

Melissa Cunningham said...

Great to hear you are feeling so well and are still staying so active!!! i wasnt able to workout during my first pregnancy at all due to complications,and with my second baby,i was put on on "modified bed rest" at 22 weeks-(more complications)meaning,no lifting,no running(which i was doing 5ks at that point!) and had to cut my hours at work in half..BLEH! but bc i had a strong base of years of running and conditioning,labor and delivery still went well,and FAST,and i was able to bounce back to my pre-baby body (not without some small changes)...
you are doing GREAT! and will do awesome as a mommy- 4 weeks will fly by in no time!!! just hang in there chica and enjoy every minute of being preggers,you may actually miss the belly once its gone! lol!

Lissa said...

Thanks so much Melissa! Yep, I think I will miss the belly. It's like my identity now, lol! Plus once he comes out, there's no putting him back! I am excited to meet him, but I have enjoyed this process, even for all the ups and downs. It's just amazing what the female body (and God) can do!

Cheryl said...

You look fantastic!!! The home stretch is on!
I agree, being fit before (and you were seriously fit girl!) makes a huge difference. Most of my friends who had twins delivered by now and at 33 weeks I am still rocking away, training a few days a week and walking 4 km a day taking my 4 yr old to school
Once baby comes you will make time to train, people say there is no time but I was in better shape with a baby at home then when I had no kids!
Good luck with these last 4 weeks!

Fit2betied said...

Wow! You look gorgeous.

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Patrick Kallie said...

Hope everything has went well with your pregnancy. I know that you will be able to get back in shape in no time, because you have a plan!

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EMR said...

Exercises as prescribed by the doctor could be a real help during the months of pregnancy.And even the labor pains could be much controlled when the body is flexible and in action.

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