Monday, September 29, 2008

Trampoline

Went to the doctor today, he did an ultrasound to check things out, all looks good. I, of course, couldn't make out a thing - it was much more fun when she was small and fit on the screen! Still, it was cool to see and feel her move at the same time. Her face is right below my belly button, her butt wedged into my pelvis. The doctor said I'm carrying super low (though the placenta is super high), and it looked as though I should be feeling a lot of pressure, but I'm not really. I do think this explains the increasing need to pee, and weird bladder twinges I get sometimes (today multiple times as I was teaching...it was weird). I imagine her bouncing up and down on her butt, using my bladder as a trampoline. Nice, kid, real nice. At any rate, I think I'm on a 2-week schedule with him now, which seems unnecessary yet but will make the time go faster!

Our entire upstairs is being painted this week...so we're living downstairs. It won't be fun sleeping on a double futon given the strange positions I find myself most comfortable in now...I told Fred one of us may be moving to the couch. I picked out a pale, soft orange for the kid's room. I didn't want pink, or blue, or green...I was thinking yellow, but I wanted bolder (I'm usually one to play it safe and just wanted DIFFERENT this time). So orange just kind of popped into my mind and stayed. I put 2 shades on the wall and really like one...we'll see if that holds in large doses.

Went to spin tonight. I need a new battery for my heartrate monitor (which I only wear to make sure I'm working hard enough during spin!). I felt like I had to have the handlebars up near my chin to be comfy (it wasn't really that bad, but a far cry from my normal settings on the bike). Still, a decent workout, I think. I'm just a bad judge of spin, I think I'm working hard but my heartrate often says otherwise. Whereas running is the total opposite, feels like a breeze (ok, not NOW, but you know what I mean) but the heart is pumping away! Tomorrow (day off...no school!) I want to run a little before core class. I need to get back up to running 3-4 days a week, even if it's just a couple miles.

3 comments:

N.D. said...

THat's an interesting vision of the little one bouncing up and down! Spin sounds like a good thing to continue - glad everything is going well and you'll be back and running if it feels good! Enjoy the day off!! Love it!

*aron* said...

ohhh i love the idea of an orange room! that is so fun :) you will definitely have to post pics when its done!

Erika P said...

Yup, there's a baby in there. Isn't it wild when they start to demand their own space? I definitely remember the bladder bouncing and being uncomfortable leaning forward on a bike. I did yoga right up until a few days before he was born, and in the third trimester he had an opinion about it - some poses squeezed him and elicited lots of kicking or wriggling, while others seemed to make him very comfortable in there.

You look great, by the way - very cute baby bump.