Wow, so time has flown by and I am 39 weeks tomorrow. Really I could have my little sunshine anytime now… It is just a waiting game, from this point forward. We are getting so excited!! I am feeling great! Definitely feeling more pressure but not really anything that would lead me to believe I am going to deliver soon. Although, my pregnancy has been so smooth so maybe my labor will be the same (fingers crossed). I am not really nervous just curious about how things are going to unfold, when, where will I be when I start my contractions or if and when my water breaks, How long will labor be, what will it feel like, etc. All those common questions. I am not really nervous because there will be so much support all around me.
I have officially taken maternity leave from my 101 personal training clients. Still working with my online clients but was told by my doctor to slow down so it’s about that time. I have everything together! My to go bag is packed and nursery is ready to go. All just a waiting game now.
Last week, I had to be monitored because his heart rate was a little bit lower than normal but it was just a fluke and everything was fine. Now I go in for regular monitoring and he is completely fine it is just protocol. It was a wake up call though that maybe I do need to slow dow Gina!!!
Anyways, I am really embracing these last few days/week(s) without a baby. It is really surreal to me that I will be a mom and my life will never be the same. It is such a blessing and amazing chapter! One that will change your life forever. It is so amazing to me to think that the time has come and I am flipping pages in my book, officially moving on to the next big chapter of my life. I feel so blessed to have accomplished my goals on the competition stage and now take on a new and exciting challenge of motherhood. It is time for me to give back and give to creating my new little family and of course continue to help others with their health/fitness goals. It is a new year and I am ready to take on all the new things that are coming my way!
I am continuing my workouts, light of course but still getting in my me time. My workouts consist of super light 20-30 minutes of upper body circuits and my ONLY cardio has been and continues to be swimming and light walks with my dog. I am so happy I started swimming, as it has really helped me throughout my pregnancy. It is the only way I can push my self at all. Anything else, I am really no use. The weight and pressure is too much but in the water, I am weightless and it feels so good!! It does take a little convincing to get me there, since it isn’t my usual form of working out but once I get there and get going, it is a wonderful workout!!
I am still waking up all throughout the night. Last night was at 12:00 and 3:00, eating oatmeal and a shake both times, before going back to bed. I guess my little guy is waking me up hungry.
Todays day went as follows:
Meal #1& 2 12:00/3:00– 1/2 cup oatmeal and protein shake
Mini Circuit Training 20 Minutes super light (presses, side lateral raises, triceps dips, one arm rows)
Meal #3: PF Changs Ginger Chicken Wraps
Meal #4: Quest Bar, Grapefruit
Swim- 44 Laps
Meal #5: Quest Bar
Meal #6 : Trout & Veggies
I will continue to keep you posted and can’t wait to share the news with all of you! Thank you for all your support and for being a part of my journey. This has been quite an amazing journey and I have loved every moment of my pregnancy and cannot say enough positive things about each step of this incredible process!
Until next time… hugs, Gina