March 9, 2011
This was an interesting week of my pregnancy. After my last check-up and having to step on the scale at the doctor’s office, I decided that I needed to start doing more exercising. Nothing hardcore, just walking and a few things to get me moving. We are still snow-covered in WI, so walking outside didn’t seem that appealing to me. I decided to make use of the elliptical machine we have in the basement. I did pretty well for a few nights. Got on it for about 15 minutes each time and didn’t push myself. Apparently, my body was not happy about that and I had some bleeding and cramping a few days later. I went in to my doctor and she did some tests. She determined that it was probably due to my recent exercising and said, “This is probably the only time a doctor will tell you NOT to exercise.” And that was that. I haven’t had any bleeding since and the cramping has gone away, thank goodness. I think I’ll stick to walking outside for the rest of this pregnancy!
It’s been fun to have S get more into the baby thing. She now puts her hands on my belly wanting to feel baby brother kick. She’ll say, “sorry baby brother” when she bumps into my belly. I think she’s going to be a great big sister.
I’m still able to wear my wedding ring (something I had to take off much earlier with S) and I’m happy to report that I haven’t noticed any ankle swelling yet. I’m just waiting for that one…just in time for skirts and flip flops. I’m sure all my students will be asking about my swollen ankles just like last time. One thing I remembered the other day was that I suffered from pregnancy carpal tunnel in my wrists with S. I haven’t had any symptoms of this with baby boy. Cravings are still anything sweet. I think the salt cravings were a little better for my body. At least I would eat a salad (with salt) or vegetables (with salt) and not so many sweet things!