Saturday, November 29, 2008

baby hiccups!

The baby had the hiccups today! For the very first time!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

So, here we are, 31 weeks pregnant, the last week of the 7th month. Into the single digit count down...9 weeks to go! Jeremiah had to take the polish off of my toenails last night, as reaching them for extended periods of time has become quite difficult. He is such a good husband. We have had a busy couple of weeks, between baby showers, traveling and Nicholas's wedding (the last of the Waldbillig children is married off!), but we are finally settling back into our routine and the baby's room is almost complete (thanks to two wonderful, wonderful showers!!). Our little one is well equiped for rain or shine, sleep or play, poop or pee! We'll post some pictures of the baby's room once it is a little more organized. For now, just imagine baby clothes that have been washed and drawers that have been lined, blankets hanging over the crib waiting their turn in the spin cycle and lotion and diaper rash ointment marching across the dresser.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Did you know...?

-Women who continue to exercise throughout pregnancy have a higher incidence of uncomplicated, spontaneous delivery and that their length of labor was shorter than those that did not exercise, by nearly one third?

-Exercising during pregnancy provides greater energy reserves and enables women to cope more easily with the everyday tasks of living?

-Staying stretched and flexible reduces back discomfort, muscular tension and leg cramping?

-Women who exercise throughout their pregnancy gain (on average) 8 pounds less then women who did not exercise?

-Exercise helps to keep the digestive system regular?

-Babies born to mamma's who exercsie throughout the pregnancy are less stressed during the delivery process?

-Women who do not exercise during their pregnancy retain 3 times more pregnancy weight then those who exercise?

-Moms who exercise re-gain, on average, 85% of their prepreganncy abdominal tone, while non exercisers only gain 48%?

-Exercise helps reduce swelleing?

-Moms are better able to meet the demands of motherhood when they feel fit and healthy?

Now, I may be biased because this is what I do for a living, but I think those are pretty good points. The last point-babies born to mamma's who exercise are born with fewer fat cells...and you don't get to change how many fat cells you are born with. They just grow and shrink throughout your lifetime.

This is me, 28 Weeks Pregnant (7 months!!), right after yoga class, 5 days till Minnesota!

Happy Halloween!