Wheeeeeeeeew! Thank you so much for your comments on the post-baby birth control post. People sure love to discuss birth control! In all seriousness, your comments were – as usual – extremely helpful. Even though many highly respected medical organizations say it works well, enough of you commented, “I am a LAM method baby” or “I was doing LAM and now I have two children 11 months apart” to totally freak me out. I may be exploring other options. Especially since Marissa C made me realize that I will probably be traveling a lot for work when the baby is four months or so and thus pumping (which reduces the effectiveness).
And this is why I discuss such topics on the old bloggie. Live and learn.
Breakfast is served.
Simple but delicious.
So, yesterday, I worked out extremely hard. And by extremely hard, I mean that I swam 0.5 mile and went on a 2.0 mile walk. It’s all relative, right? At this point in my pregnancy, that felt like an Ironman. I was so ridiculously sore by the evening, slept like a metaphorical baby, and was stiff as a board this morning.
Do you purposefully stretch every day? I confess – I am really bad at stretching. I got away without stretching for years because I’m naturally freakishly flexible.
Case in point: My stupid party trick.
Not to be confused with the Husband’s stupid party trick, which is more about mad skills than stretch-ability.
Anyway, not only are my shoulders ‘double-jointed’, but I can put my legs behind my head (I’ll spare you an image of a 9-month preggers lady doing this). Since I’m so flexible, I’ve never really felt the need to regularly stretch… until now. My hamstrings are always SO tight. I’ve been making a point to stretch out for 10 minutes or so every evening – while watching TV, of course – and man… it feels so good.
Are you naturally flexible? Do you regularly stretch? Any cool party tricks?
Since my IT band started bothering me I’ve become much better with stretching – and doing yoga once or twice a week works wonders for me!