As far as the pregnancy goes all is well. I am finding that I have less energy entering my third trimester for those workouts that I love to do so much, but have been getting as much activity in each day as I can. I am feeling pressure in my chest so the cardio workouts have become more difficult, but I am still loving the Summer Sanders Prenatal workout that I reviewed earlier in my pregnancy. I have moved into the third trimester workout which is perfect for my current energy level, and still works those upper body muscles I will be using to carry a baby. I still feel like I could do the second trimester workout, but I am much more comfortable doing the third trimester version. I have been getting some round ligament pain from moving too quickly so the slow down is becoming necessary.
Tomorrow is the dreaded gestational diabetes test. I had to schedule it earlier in the day since it takes longer then a regular appointment so this will be the first one my husband can't make. I am planning on bringing a book (right now I am reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth which I will review when I am finished) and hoping for the best.
My shower is coming up this weekend so I am busy getting ready to travel (I have to fly!), and have been getting some fantastic gifts in the mail from my registry. I am blown away by the love and support from my family and friends and so thankful. This is the first baby so we started from scratch, and now I feel like I am on the home stretch as far as acquiring all the things I will need before the baby arrives. It is getting tricky not to peek in at the registry and see what people have purchased, but I am holding strong!
I have also been putting that Getting Free Baby Gear post that I wrote to work to check some items off my shopping list. I have a few things on a personal shopping list so I decided to stop hoarding the gift cards I am earning and buy something. I decided on the Sprout Shell (click on the link for my recent review) as my treat for this week. I cashed in $40 worth of gift cards and then only had to pay $1.94 for my order. Not too shabby if I say so myself. I had this product on my personal list because I was undecided on color so I didn't have to worry about getting a duplicate at the shower.
So now I am on a shopping hiatus until after the baby shower, and once that event is complete it is GO TIME for me and I plan on getting everything in order for the baby ASAP so I am not in sticker shock at the end of my pregnancy.
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