Saturday, March 20, 2010


We are at 32 weeks! The last week or two I've really been feeling spent at the end of the day. I find my self huffing and puffing after climbing a flight of stairs, can't stand for long periods and more often than not I need assistance when getting up from a seated position.

I've been trying to stay active - mostly through yoga and walking, but even that has started to get harder and harder. Talula and I have a regular route that we walk through the park - past the Aviary, Children's Museum, over to Cedar, up to AGH then back along North Ave. The loop is about 2 miles and we can usually knock it out in 40 minutes with appropriate puppy sniffing and bathroom breaks. Lately, though, we've been cutting the loop in half and still taking the same amount of time - and getting home so out of breath you'd think I waddled a marathon.

I'm also having a lot more trouble getting comfortable at night and finding myself not easily getting back to sleep after waking up to go to the bathroom (over and over). I'm also getting to experience the joy of swollen feet and ankles (just in time for sandal weather!).

Still, I'd say I'm holding up pretty well. The comforting thing is that I'm having a textbook pregnancy. I was sick when I should have been sick, I felt great when I should have felt great, and I'm exhausted now in the home stretch. I'm still not at the "get this baby out of me!" phase, but I'm really beginning to understand and appreciate the way pregnancy is designed. At the end of the second trimester I was feeling really sad and wistful that it would be coming to an end soon - but now I really feel myself physically getting ready for the next phase, which has helped me get there mentally and emotionally.

I'm still loving feeling our little monkey inside me and dreaming about how our lives will be post-May. The onset of gorgeous weather has also been really nice - even if my walks have been abbreviated. It's been so nice to open the windows and feel like the whole world is beginning all over again.


  1. i'm happy you are doing well! time is going to fly by. i remember being similarly exhausted in the later months. and i also recall sleeping at least 12 hours a night. TL says it's the best sleep she's ever gotten in her life! so all that to say, don't be afraid to rest!

  2. You look great! Glad it's textbook! Take it easy on those walks mama!

  3. You look so good! Definitely make the most of these last few weeks - you'll miss being pregnant :)
    I agree with PP though...get lots of rest now because come May you won't get much at all!

  4. You look wonderful!

    Isn't nature's way of preparing you for baby amazing?

  5. i am VERY impressed you are walking so much!! good for you!

    the pictures are great, you look amazing! :)

  6. youre the prettiest pregnant lady ever!

  7. i'm going to miss these shoots. you are stunning.