I always envisioned pregnancy as a time when I’d be strong and glowing and active. Well, not quite so much, at least not on the active front. I do go to work, but try to fit in a break mid-day when I can lie down and rest for a bit. After walking for about 15 minutes I start to feel discomfort or sometimes pressure in the pelvic area. Not particularly reassuring, but whenever I had things checked out my cervix always measured fine. It might just be a bad/weird case of round ligament pain, my doctor isn’t quite sure, but as long as my cervix looks good he’s not worried. Oddly, it’s just walking – I can do yoga or stand in the kitchen or go swimming for much longer than 15min without much of an issue. But, as walking doesn’t seem to be a good option, and as I’m not likely to take any chances, on weekends we mainly go to the park across the street, do some rather short walks and then lie on a blanket reading or talking. And to be honest, I don’t mind.
Strawberry Baby, in contrast, is quite active. I love feeling her move, although sometimes I worry she might break the bubble housing her (virtually impossible, I know, but that’s what bad experiences do to your mind…) – but of course whenever I don’t feel her for a while I get worried, too. Yesterday night she was kicking so hard that I couldn’t fall asleep! After about 10min one of us got tired enough that I fell asleep, and since I still sleep like a rock catching up was easy, it was just so unexpected. It amazes me how strong she’s become in just these few weeks since I started feeling little flutters around 18 or 19 weeks. Maybe she’s practicing for the 2034 World Cup?