Wednesday, July 9, 2008

If it's not one thing, it's another!

OK. So I got past the 'big' ultrasound - I figured once I got past that, I wouldn't be as worried. And, now that things look good (of course, to be confirmed by the radiologist who is reading it - she told me if there was anything bad we would here within a few days. I'm not worried).

But, it seems like everything is going against me when it comes to trying to go for a walk or go swimming. Last week, all day the weather would be great, and then right as I got home, major thunderstorms would pass through. I then figured I would go for nice walks at the cabin, but it rained the ENTIRE time. Then, this week, I've just been working late trying to get this damn release out the door. So I feel guilt. Guilt that I'm not out getting exercise and keeping my body in good shape for this pregnancy. But then, I realize that walking in 100 degree heat isn't the best idea anyway. Augh!

I talk to my friends on the street, and many didn't leave their couch for the full 9 months! And they all did great in their pregnancies. I guess I need to stop putting pressure on myself and just go with the flow. This heatwave is supposed to break tomorrow.... maybe I can get back on track then.

13 comments:

Jen said...

I haven't exercised at all! We've been having thunderstorms every night too.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I have gotten no exercise lately for the same reason. I can't wait until the humidity breaks tonight/tomorrow! (Though I heard this morning it's supposed to be back for the weekend -- ugh.)

edie & ella said...

I didn't exercise much during my twin pregnancy -- except for walking my dog here and there. It's great if you can but you will be fine if you don't. Just don't replace all exercise with eating like I did and you will be ok... sam

DD said...

The little comfort/excercise I have had is from going to the pool. Check your Y for prenatal swimming classes or plain old aquasize.

Screw the worrying about being in a swimsuit. You only have to be out of the water for a minute or two and no one is going to judge a pregnant woman.

Fertilized said...

going with the flow is the best possible thing for you

Meghan said...

I used to feel bad about not exercising at all, so I started walking to a bathroom on a different floor at work, making sure to fill my water bottle every hour etc. Not a ton of exercise but they say every little bit helps

sarah said...

I'm with everyone who says don't be too hard on yourself. What about some sort of prenatal yoga tape? Just something to make you feel like you got in touch with your body, even if it was aerobic?

Jen said...

I've been so bad about exercising, so you should definitely give yourself a break. The most walking I've done lately is to go from one building to another at work! It doesn't seem like now is the time to start exercising more though seeing as I'm 7 months pregnant and it's hot outside. After the baby comes, is what I keep telling myself. We'll see...

Anonymous said...

Checking in on you via the public access at the library near us on the Cape: Yay for good ultrasound and healthy pregnancy! -amysue

JewishMama said...

Hey, enjoy relaxing while you can. You're going to be very busy when the baby appears.

Lucia said...

Just go with the flow indeed. But isn't it beautiful out today? Finally.

Malloryn said...

Go with the flow is a good plan, and I'm sure the weather will improve soon. Don't feel bad about it.

tobacco brunette said...

At the pregnancy class I went to the other day, the nurse educator asked, "Are any of you ladies doing anything you think passes for exercise?"

This woman raises her hand and says, "yes, some weight lifting, walking, running, hiking, pre-natal yoga, marshal arts...a little pilates."

The nurse paused for a moment, said nothing and turned to the class and said, "No need to get our heart rates up too high or to break much of a sweat. We just need to keep ourselves loosened up and comfortable."

Clearly, this nurse was a bit old fashioned, but it made me feel better about the 2-3 mile "stroll" that is the extent of my preggo exercise regime.