Sunday, September 18, 2011
Diet and Exercise: I managed 4 days on the treadmill this week--go me! I varied my run/walking on each day to keep things interesting, but managed at least a mile run everyday. Not too bad on the diet, I guess. We went out for my birthday on Saturday night and I ate a ton of sushi. It tasted so good, and made me so happy! Then we had a pumpkin cheesecake from Freeport Bakery for dessert. Heaven! I was very full afterwards, but I loved every minute of both the eating and the hanging out with my friends.
I had my first Braxton-Hicks contractions this weekend. Basically, my entire uterus went really hard for a few seconds and then relaxed. They can be felt early in pregnancy, but definitely get more frequent later on (and more intense, since the uterus is much larger). It wasn't painful at all, but a little uncomfortable. I've also noticed that my hips are sore now, which is to be expected, since they have some spreading to do to make way for baby. My back has been OK, except when I'm on my feet teaching for a while. Then it really starts to hurt. I've tried to be more aware of how long I'm up, and sit down when I feel like it's been a while. I plan on getting a prenatal yoga DVD, which will hopefully help to stretch things out a bit and make me more comfortable.