Yesterday I woke up with tons of energy. It was really weird. This pregnancy has pretty much sucked the life out of me. I haven’t really had any “great” days, where I’m not sick or tired. So yesterday was such a blessing. Especially since my house is kinda suffering because of my lack of energy.
First thing, I got my DVD player going and put in a prenatal work out DVD that I have. I got it right after I found out I was pregnant, and try to do it 1-2 times a week.
It’s kind of nice that you can choose how long you want the DVD to play for. There are 6 or 7 work outs, each one 10 minutes. 2 of them are dancing ones (least favorite), one is a cool down (most favorite), and the rest are strength training (pretty ok).
The nice part about working out with a prenatal work out DVD, is that not only are the exercises safe for baby. But the instructors are also talking about baby, and reminding you to connect with baby. I think that’s nice. Especially since most of the time I forget I’m even pregnant!
The rest of the day included laundry (like all of it, no towels left in the dryer today), dishes (2 loads!), and baking cookies.
I’m still enjoying the fruits of my labor. Maybe a little too much?
And at the end of the day hubs and I went to bed early. And as I was laying there I was putting my hand on my belly, and finally after nearly 18 weeks I felt my baby kick for the first time. I was over the moon! Hubs was fast asleep, so I woke him up, and he mumbled something before rolling over and going back to sleep. Which actually was ok with me (he had to wake up at 3:30 in the morning, yuck right?) . So I laid there hand on belly, just waiting. I turned down the TV, and really wanted to be in tune. Bubbles, tons of bubbles is mostly what I felt. At first I wasn’t sure if it really was kicking. Maybe it’s gas? Lol! But no, after a few more minutes I just knew. I laid there grinning from ear to ear just embracing this tiny little moment. It was like heaven. I started crying happy tears. I know it sounds weird, but I love this. I love that I was blessed enough to get pregnant, and now able to enjoy it.
It was the best day.