Thursday, January 24, 2013
This week I finally took the time to go through my closet and put away all of the clothes that no longer fits my pregnant body. While I was at it, I also took the time to organize my closet and implement stylist Hilary Rushford's 30 second closet tip. Basically you tie a ribbon at the back of your closet and each time you wear something it goes behind the ribbon. The goal is then to keep getting dressed using clothes that is in front of the ribbon (i.e. the stuff you haven't worn yet). Granted this is only my third day doing it, but it's already forced me to wear a few things I haven't touched in a while (mostly so I can save the "good" stuff for later). But still.
I've been terrible at getting things done on my "big" to-do list. This is my list of things that take time more time and effort, then the usual list of things I have to do that fills my planner. One of the things I need to work on is finding a doula. I've had two recommended to me by both my nurse midwife and chiropractor, so I'm going to start there. I hate playing twenty questions on the phone (and I dislike talking on the phone in general), so I've been putting it off for . . . about two weeks. Another thing I need to do is find a childbirth class. I haven't researched all the different classes/methods, but I've heard good things about the Bradley method. Lots of fun baby stuff that I need to get on top of!
I'm still feeling good albeit tired if I don't get enough sleep. Thankfully, I'm able to take naps. I still haven't felt the baby move and I'm getting tired of responding in the negative each time people ask. But, I know some women don't feel anything until 22 weeks, so I still have a while to go. Honestly, for all I know I've been feeling the baby move and just assumed that it's my stomach. But I'm assured that I'll "know" when I feel it. Let's hope.
After a bit of spotting last week (TMI? You're welcome), we've decided that now would be a good time to start scaling my workouts. Basically that means I'm doing less weight then I usually do and higher reps. It's a hard adjustment. Clearly I want what is best for the baby, but at the same time I don't want to undersell myself. I think the hardest part is that there is a lot of trial and error involved. There's no set formula for scaling. Each person does something different. I guess you could say I like things when they're a little more cut and dried.