Week 38: Pregnancy Brain
|November 5, 2013||Posted by The Fit Scoop under Uncategorized|
Well, technically 38 weeks and 6 days (late again on the update!)
Overall I’m feeling good and ready, though pregnancy brain has struck in full force! I forgot to post my week 37 update even though I wrote it well over a week ago so I posted it yesterday and now here’s week 38 and I’m late on this one as well. My 38 week appointment went well. My doctor will start checking for progress at my next appointment. I’d love for her to come now, but I realize that this isn’t very likely for first-time babies. I’m a first-born and was 10 days late so I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for several more weeks of pregnancy (though you will definitely hear me whine a lot if that is the case). My main complaint is still difficulty sleeping, though the past two nights were a bit better. I went to the mall last week. Note to self: going to the mall at 38 weeks pregnant is not a good idea. There are too many cute clothes out there that I want to buy but can’t fit into.
Exercise has been good. I was starting to feel some pelvic discomfort during certain lower body exercises, namely lunges. Squats and deadlifts feel fine so I’ve been sticking with those. Otherwise my workouts have been the same mix of strength training (3 days) and cardio (swimming, walking on an incline, and spinning). I’m getting a little bored with the routine but realize that the end is near and now isn’t the time to make big fitness routine changes. I’m just excited for when I can do some harder workouts and get back to running (after recovering from labor of course).
We installed the car seat over the weekend and started pulling some stuff together for the hospital. I’m also going to try to use this week to complete the rest of my chores that I want to do before she gets here but have been procrastinating on (like a huge pile of ironing – I think I may detest ironing more than cleaning the bathroom!). Anyway, here’s hoping this is my last weekly update, but in all likelihood I’ll have another one up for 39 weeks 😉