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When to tell if your laborous project is too much?

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So this weekend is the first weekend in forever that I'm finally feeling good ( hurrah!) so I'm trying to take advantage of it and start this outdoor garden/ patio project that I want to do next to baby's room. It involves sawing of small trees, large bush planting, hauling of cinder blocks, etc.

I'm 11.5 weeks and have had pretty strong pregnancy symptoms that this weekend moved into round ligament pains so I feel pretty good about baby doing his/ her thing in there.

I feel good, and am listening to my body, drinking plenty of water and taking breaks, but I just wanted to get some feedback on if I'm not being cautious enough. Are there any types of warning signs I should look out for?
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The only thing that you listed that I would personally be overcautious about is lifting heavy objects (heavy being relative, I suppose).  Much to my daughter's dismay ;), I have stopped picking her up because she is ~40 pounds and my body does let me know that it's too much.  You seem to be tuned in to your body, though, and that's the best you can do!  Rock on, mama.  I wish I had the energy. lol.gif

post #3 of 5

I second that. Just listen to your body.

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Originally Posted by jeanblu View Post

The only thing that you listed that I would personally be overcautious about is lifting heavy objects (heavy being relative, I suppose).  Much to my daughter's dismay ;), I have stopped picking her up because she is ~40 pounds and my body does let me know that it's too much.  You seem to be tuned in to your body, though, and that's the best you can do!  Rock on, mama.  I wish I had the energy. lol.gif


I have stopped picking our DC's up because they are between 53 and 76Lbs.  I can't do it now.  70Lbs was my limit before being pg. 

I agree with the don't do any heavy lifting.  My gut tells me that our moving at the very beginning of being pg (and me lifting boxes) is what caused a miscarriage in 2010 for us.  But if you are used to it, then do what feels right. 

post #5 of 5
Yup, just stay tuned in and drinking plenty and taking plenty of breaks, you should be fine! One thing my pregnant body is good at telling me is to slow down when it wants me to, if you are paying even a bit of attention, I'm sure you'll notice smile.gif And I agree on the heavy lifting and being extra careful to lift with your legs if you are doing some lifting. Good time to practice squatting!
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