EDD / Weeks + Days: Feb 4/16w 2d
Baby is the size of a(n): avocado
Team blue/pink/green: blue
Upcoming Appointments: Sept 7 anatomy scan
How are you feeling?: Pretty good now that nausea and overwhelming fatigue are gone, but I’m starting to feel my back getting kind of tight and out of wack from my (still pretty small) bump
Rants/Raves: I’m at work at 8:45 pm waiting for my last task of the day to finish up, which is a bit of a rant, but my colleague just left and she left me snacks on my desk ❤️. It feels good to be surrounded by supportive people, even at work.
Questions: Any good online prenatal yoga recommendations? I looked for local classes, but there’s nothing that I can find. I can feel my back and hips getting tight and just weird with my shifting weight, and I’ve done yoga semi-regularly for years but know some poses will be uncomfortable or potentially unsafe right now. I’ve sent a message to my midwives just to be sure I don’t have any restrictions, but aside from random YouTubers, I’m not sure where to look and am open to suggestions.
GTKY what do you find the hardest thing about pregnancy so far? What do you like best about it? The hardest thing has been balancing work with symptoms and trying to make sure I understand my maternity leave and other benefits. The best has been planning the fun stuff - nursery furniture, stroller, car seat, baby carrier, and in the process, all of the thinking about all of the things we plan to do and experience with the baby as he gets older. Fair weather football games at our alma mater, exploring the garden and the woods behind our house, family holidays, traveling to visit family and friends... I know it won’t all go according to plan 😂 but I’m excited for the experiences, and as we get further into a healthy pregnancy, I’m able to embrace the excitement more 🥰.