Since everyone has been asking what we’re having and we’ll only find out on the 10th December, maybe we could play a guessing game?
What do you think…
Anyone still remember Olivia Newton John’s song from the 80′s
Well, that’s what I’ve been trying to do (and by that I mean exercising).
Yesterday I tried to go to my first aquanatal class (squished into my pre-pregnancy bikini… I never thought my top part would het too tight! One of the pregnancy perks…) only to discover that class was cancelled this week due to school break (it is the “toussaint holiday on Saturday and kids are off school for a week). The relation between aquanatal and school is beyond me, but I had to resign and go home…
I have begun exercising gain though. I bought 2 dvds to do at home
This one is a good +/-50 min. cardio workout I got off Amazon. I was amazed at how sore I was for the following days!!! And I don’t even have half of her bump! She also mentions kegels and there is an introduction explaining how to do the exercises properly.
Only really irritating thing is the music – a lullaby. Please… It also includes a partner workout, but didn’t try it out with R as even her husband seemed bored while doing it.
This one is excellent! I must say that I loved yoga even pre-pregnancy. This one is great because it is perfectly adapted to the three trimesters, with three different people doing the corresponding exercises. Easy to see who to follow. The workout lasts roughly 50 min and feels really good. Let’s just say I’ve been having backpain and this made me feel soooo much better. She also includes kegels exercises. I definitely recommend this! Only down point is that you have to watch through (or ffw) the introduction everytime.
Hopefully with these two dvds and the aquanatal, pregnancy and labour will be easier. I also intend to go to prenatal yoga classes because I think it would be a better to get the correct postures and breathing, but unfortunately fully booked until at least January!
Yeah! I’m finally able to stay up past 8pm without dozing off on the couch! Actually, I don’t even feel like staying on the couch anymore! yippee!!! I guess this means the second trimester has officially kicked in!
So, what better time than now to (re)start exercising (after a 3 month break). I began by looking for classes: prenatal aqua gym, prenatal yoga… Well, the yoga classes are fully booked until January and I need a one-piece bathing suit for the aqua gym. Off to the stores on Friday!
I was stunned to find that my size was basically sold out in just about every maternity shop in Brussels (ok, I may be exaggerating here) and that a maternity swimsuit is not easy to come by… Anyway, my little bump doesn’t want to fit in my regular clothes, but seems to still be too small for maternity pants
So, after many unfruitful hours of shopping, I go home and shop online!
This is what I managed to buy:
my first purchase for sprout! A bit bland, I know, but not knowing if it’s a boy or girl (or what I will need even), I thought it’d be the safest choice!
I bought everything at La Redoute – Vertbaudet
That’s right, I’m having a baby and I can hardly believe it. I’m now just over three months pregnant and am officially telling the world! Very excited. And a tad bit scared.
I had my 12 week scan last week and was relieved to see everything is normal. I’ve been going for prenatal visits at the Clinique St. Michel in Etterbeek, one of the Cliniques d’Europe, where I will most likely be having my baby. I must say it was very difficult to decide on where to have birth because Brussels really does spoil you for choice! I ended up narrowing it down to two hospitals/clinics: the one I’ve been going to for the prenatal visits, and a Catholic University hospital, Hopital St. Luc, just because they are well reputed and close to where I live in Woluwe St. Lambert.
I’ll explain the details of the whole system here later on. I’m thinking it will be a very extensive post!