|My belly is getting bigger. Yikes!|
The baby has been really active lately and that that makes me happy. Last night my husband got to feel the baby kicking for the first time. I have been feeling it for about 6 weeks now, but the thumps are getting a lot stronger and more frequent.
We still haven't found out the gender and the longer I go, the more I feel like I don't really need to know. It is funny because, both my sister-in-laws and a couple of my coworkers want to know really badly. Not knowing the gender does make me stress less about not having a nursery together when the baby first gets here.
At this point, I have gained about 10 pounds, which given all the cake I ate for my birthday and Easter I am pretty happy about. That said, I am starting to feel much bigger. It is harder to roll over and my growing belly is pulling on my lower back when I sleep. The further I get into pregnancy the more pillows I use. Last night I figured out that a pillow under my stomach helps my back. I think that brings the total pillows I am sleeping with each night to 5 and I still wake up several times.
I am staying relatively active and getting to the gym or walking about 3 times a week with a couple of other active days in there. Some weeks are better than others, but I am okay with where I am at. I really miss running and I am already drooling over races for the fall, but haven't committed to anything yet.
This week we are looking at daycares and I am going to start prenatal yoga. It has gotten too hard to modify the classes at my gym, so I figure I will give it a try at a real yoga studio. I am also doing a lot of research and trying to start putting together my birth plan. My big goal is to avoid a c-section, but at this point, I think I would like to have a natural birth.
Any tips for sleeping better while pregnant? Any suggestions for my fall race schedule? Any tips on how to get the baby out naturally?