A brief pregnancy update:
(I still plan to blog about Squaw, but, like after the wedding, I was so exhausted that the last thing I wanted to do was write about it.)
Today I’m 25 weeks, and I’ve gained (gulp!) 25 pounds. I’m supposed to have gained 15-17 pounds by now. Oh well! I have, however, cut out sweets and started exercising more. I had terrible insomnia at Squaw, so all my exercise time was used up taking naps, and I gained two or three pounds that week alone.
My back has been hurting a LOT, mostly the right side and usually after I eat, which one new mother told me is heartburn. Today I’m writing from the couch in my office because it hurts too much to sit in the chair, and I had a terrible time sitting through Sicko at the Cerrito Sunday night after eating a large pasta meal.
I started swimming this week. I found a wonderful outdoor pool—just as nice as Mills’ and only a four-minute drive away—and I’ve been twice this week to do laps for an hour each time. I feel like my old self in the water, instead of like a Heffalump. I love, love, love water—baths, hot tubs (except now), lakes, rivers, oceans and pools—and it’s hard to get me out once I’m in. I also attended my first prenatal yoga class at Seventh Heaven two weeks ago, which was easy but wonderfully relaxing. I missed class last week while I was at Squaw and this week because my back hurt too much after swimming, but I plan to go once a week. I also found a place on Solano that does prenatal massage, so I plan to check that out soon.
We plan to order nursery furniture next week because it takes up to 12 weeks to be delivered, and our birthing classes start at the end of next month. Meanwhile I’m just trying to write, write, write. Eleven hours this week so far, but my goal is 15. Just one more week until the third trimester begins …