26 Week Baby Bump and Heat Wave...Blah

Okay we're in the 26th week now of this pregnancy, the Littlest Babe and I.  I do realize I am a bit of a complainer when not pregnant.  But I really try to withhold when going through these physical changes that I know are inevitable.  That being said, I personally find it difficult.

Firstly, I have two amazing Babes but when trying to gather them together to leave an activity or to even chase after them to ensure their safety, I physically cannot do it.  A 4 year old is much faster than a waddling Mama.  It tires me out.  Some women struggle with their changing bodies.  This Mama struggles with the fact that I am athletic and love being fit.  To be immobile most of the day because of throbbing legs and lethargy is really upsetting to me.  I would honestly love nothing more than to go for an hour and a half jog or lift weights, but my body isn't allowing me that.

This pregnancy has left me feeling sedentary.  It really plagues me because I thrive on activity for happiness and health.  I consider the word "diet" a bad word in my house (and I truly cringe inside when I hear people talking about their bodies or some fad diet) and choose not to talk about my body concerns in front of my Babes because they are so impressionable and my self-image could directly affect their own.  I am not concerned about the weight but the physicality accompanied with excess weight.

Secondly, I have chronic headaches, bleeding gums, and a left leg that I am unable to stand on for too long.

I try to stay positive always but I am not a blissfully pregnant lady smiling while rubbing my belly.

Lately, an overwhelming desire to protect my babes has left me on the defensive.  My Mama Roar has taken over.

Here is to better days and my hope to beat the summer heat wave.


The Mama

No comments:

Post a Comment

Leave a Message Lovelies...