Friday, April 28, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
- Pelvic tilt- This exercise strengthens the abdominal muscles and relieves back pain.
- Squats- This tones your thighs and help open your pelvis.
- Sitting with legs crossed- This position relieves strain from the pelvic muscle and stretches the groin and hips. Sitting in this posistion with your back against a wall also helps to alleviate back pain.
- Sitting with legs outstretched, lean forward with your spine straight. This stretch tones the groin and hamstrings.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
According to PregnancyWeekly, this is day number 137 and I'm 20 weeks pregnant! I have 143 days or 20 weeks left, and are 50.0% of the way there!
Can you believe it? I am 50% of the way there! All of a sudden I feel like this pregnancy is actually starting to pick up. I've had ALL of the signs that my baby is on the way. I've heard my little Bun's heartbeat, I've seen my little Bun during an ultrasound, and now, finally, my Bun has moved! Yay! Last night I felt my baby move. I wasn't confused that it could have been indigestion or gas. I knew that it was my baby!
To be quite honest with everyone I was getting quite nervous that my baby hadn't moved. One of my friends told me she felt her baby move at week 16. I was starting to stress out knowing that I was reaching week 20 and my baby hadn't moved.
I began talking to my little bun and asking her/him to move, "Please, baby, move just a little bit. Just a little so I know you're there." I usually talk in a gentle, sweet, baby voice hoping she/he would do what I asked. "One little nudge is all I'm asking, sweetie." What I really wanted to say was, "please move, before I freak out and call the doctor again pleading for advice!" I was to the point that I didn't want to hear any stories about other babies moving inside their mothers' bellies. So, I took a break from PregnancyWeekly's message boards. But now I'm returning mothers! Miss me?
So, it wasn't indigestion. My baby finally moved! I know I'm bragging like my baby kicked me and I loved it, but it wasn't quite like that. I was getting up from bed to go to the bathroom and as I was lifting myself up my baby moved! Not a lot, just a little movement, just enough. At that time it was clear that my little Bun in my oven moved and it wasn't gas or indigestion! Boy, am I thrilled!!!
Monday, April 24, 2006
Top tips to look effortlessly stylish during your pregnancy are as follows:
- Don’t try to hide your belly, be proud of your bump and choose bias cut and wrap dresses which will flatter your changing figure.
- Avoid smocks and tunics if you have a larger frame as they can make you look bigger.
- Try a stretchy jumper dress over jeans for a casual and chic daytime look.
- Finally, be proud to emphasise your bump, but try to avoid anything which is too cropped which can look too much
- Snack frequently, drink plenty of liquids, and avoid fatty foods to help beat morning sickness. You could also try anything made of ginger.
- Eat a few hours before bedtime, get your neck massaged, and take a warm bath to help you rest easy.
- Massage and heat can alleviate leg cramps and backaches.
- Drink prune juice to help with constipation.
- Get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids to help with your cold.
- Eat smaller meals more often and avoid spicy or greasy foods to prevent heartburn. You could also try a glass of 100% papaya juice which has a thicker consistency.