I have the pregnancy face. It looks my regular faced smashed into a wide, flat pancake.
Only 17 weeks left of this......
I think I need to start exercising more. I've been relying on the fact that I do a lot of walking (45 minutes to 1.5 hours a day) to justify not really starting any additional exercise routine. But I'm starting to feel really inflexible with aching joints and getting out of breath really easily and it seems like some additional exercise might help that. I know some of the joint pain is just the additional weight, cause I've weighed this much while not pregnant and experienced it then, too. But anyone got any suggestions for free yoga or other prenatal exercise routines online?? I need something I can easily do at home without any equipment.
I really love Esther Ekhart's free yoga offerings on YouTube. They're sometimes short, but I often do the same clip two or three times. The pregnancy ones are taught by a lady named Francesca. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF52C0B19538707E9 I've done many of Esther's videos online, she's a great teacher.
Esther also has a free pregnancy sun salutation sequence on her personal site, which is nice (although short, so I usually do it 4-5 times). http://www.ekhartyoga.com/video/pregnancy-sun-salutation There are other pregnancy class videos on her site, but one needs to buy a package to access them. I think right now it's $25 for 3 months of unlimited use.
Yoga makes me happy!
Just FYI, too, I think most of us are around/approaching the pregnancy point where blood volume increases pretty dramatically, making anemia more pronounced and thus, a little breathlessness can happen (not to mention the rib spread as babies grow and stretch out inside!). I'm working to increase my dietary iron intake with greens, nettle/raspberry leaf infusion, meats, etc. Haven't noticed much difference yet, but I might add some Floradix as well, which I used last time with good result; and, since it's food based, no constipation!
freckledmama, I'd love to be a fly on the wall when your XH breaks that news to his GF. And seriously? What kind of woman would enter into a relationship with a man who has children if they want nothing to do with them? That's not going to end well...but hopefully, it's not at your childrens' expense.
Ugh, pinworms. We have been dealing with them for four months. My kids overnight in three households regularly (mine, ex's, and ex's parents) so who knows who is the asymptomatic adult family member who is a resevoir for the bugs but not taking the meds. We've graduated to prescription meds since the OTC weren't working, and I even bought enough for everyone and handed them out to these people I despise, hoping they will comply for the general wellbeing of the group. I can't wait to not wash all linens and towels and pyjamas EVERY MORNING.
I wouldn't know how to find it in this country.
Of course it hasn't been four months in a row but there hasn't been a long enough stretch without symptoms for me to feel safe letting down my guard with the hysterical household hygeine methods. It's killing me. It's been this entire pregnancy.
Yes, sorry for those dealing with ex drama. I have to say, I definitely think more of the "What were you thinking?" falls on the ex-husband with the kids who got involved with someone who doesn't want anything to do with his kids. Who knows what the new GF is thinking, but at least she was honest about what she wants in her life....it's the ex-husband that is either being dishonest or a total jerk in thinking he can keep those two parts of his life separate.