Tuesday, October 06, 2009
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!