Thursday, October 30, 2008

I Graduated...

...to once a week appointments! Nothing's changed (meaning cervix is the same, about 65-70% effaced but not dilated, and the contractions continue as before) so the doctor is less worried. I think my own lack of worry helped him realize that this is just how my body does pregnancy! I'll get an ultrasound next Thursday to check her size. I asked if her head was "engaged," and he said yup. I keep hearing all these terms but don't really know what they mean! Effaced, engaged...well, there are more, I guess I'm learning on a need-to-know basis.

I got to the gym 3 times so far this week. Monday I went for a yoga class. Turned out the regular teacher was not there. I walked in (the class had started a few minutes early), saw who the sub was, and walked right back out. This woman subbed once for a spinning class (she also happens to be a teacher at my school) and it was miserable. She's not exactly athletic, and she basically spent the whole class telling us that we were on a beach and we should relax, blah blah blah. Not exactly what you want to think about when spinning! Anyway, I realized I did not have normal gym shoes, so my options were to take the class or go home. So I went back in. She was annoying, but I got some good stretching in and was even sore the next day. Tuesday I went and lifted, a little of everything, and more or less my normal weights. Felt great. Today I went to the pool and ran for 35 minutes. Just trying to maintain at this point, routine as well as fitness! Very important, as Fred came home with some Halloween candy last night (kind of at my urging!). I felt bad that I hadn't given him the true pregnant-husband experience...no midnight trips to the store for ice cream, no hormonal crying fits (well, just one!)...basically, we've both had it pretty easy! At any rate, I've eaten more mini-Reese's peanut butter cups today than I can count. But hey, the doctor did tell me to "just eat more peanut butter or ice cream!" THOSE orders I'll follow...

4 comments:

N.D. said...

That's great - once a week means it is getting CLOSER!!! What does engaged mean and effaced? Sounds like everything is going well. I would have done the same with yoga, but its good it wasn't bad!! Glad everything is going well!! I still want to know about the bellybutton and when mine is going to come out : (

*aron* said...

YUMMMM i heart pb cups :)

glad everything is going well with baby!

Mama Simmons said...

I hope you get to deliver a few weeks early. It's *so awesome* to be a new mom!! :)

IVF Running Mama said...

Ha! I actually have been consciously sending my hubby on a few grocery store trips (sent him out for pomegranates the other night) because I felt jipped from the typical "pregnancy craving results in husband driving to store at midnight" stories and I figure I better get in at least a couple of trips before the kid comes. I, too, raided the Halloween candy yesterday. I *love* almond snickers! And...I, too, am supposed to be eating nuts, right? Protein? That counts? :>