This kid is making some serious progress in there! My fundal height grew by 2 cm in a week since my last appointment, and the midwives are all guessing an 8-lber. I’m trying my best to stay in shape for the big event, but I feel myself slowing down day by day. In some ways, this pregnancy is easier than my first, mostly because I know what to expect. But in even more ways, it’s so much harder.
My body is 3 years older than it was last time. I don’t have the luxury of sleep with a toddler who still wakes up at 2 or 4 am, depending on what’s ailing him that night. Because of said child, I am still doing quite a bit of heavy lifting, much to my mom’s dismay, I’m sure. Getting him into and out of the car is incredibly cumbersome!
While I did hold on to headstand through 8 months of pregnancy (with the help of a wall after 32 weeks), I can barely do a forward fold these days. There is just no room for my belly. I’d have to be doing only wide leg folds to get down to the ground, so I stop at about my shins now.
My hips and pelvis are all loose, and I’m quite susceptible to tweaking them if I move too fast or too far at once. And to be very honest, there are days when I am just not up for doing ashtanga because it’s so much work! I think I’ll give it another attempt next week, and then it’s all prenatal and lazy yoga from here on out.