I have been slacking in writing a post in the last few weeks. We have had a few crazy weeks. My entire family was in town during the Memorial Day weekend and last weekend we visited my sister in DC.
The girl is doing well! She is much bigger now, so I can really feel her. I tend to massage my belly even more now, always wondering what body part I am feeling. 🙂 I have felt her head and her bum. I think that I have also felt either a leg or an arm. And I have felt her entire side of her body. So crazy!! I love it! She pushes with a lot more force as well. I can really see large bumps on my belly when she does that.
Things with me are still great! My belly does feel larger and heavier than previous weeks. I have also been feeling more pressure/pain in the upper left side of my belly, especially after I eat. I am not sure if the girl is pushing on that side, but it feels sore often. My feet have not been swelling as much anymore, since I have been trying to move more often while at work. I have also been feeling at little more tired at times, especially when I come home from work, but I guess that is expected.
I managed to get some exercise these past few weeks. Two Wednesdays ago I went for a bike ride. My friend Jane rode with me. We rode for 18.5 miles and averaged 13.1 mph. It felt good, except that I got tired even more easily than the previous week. Also, I was once again getting uncomfortable on my saddle. I definitely need to try my old bike, since that is more upright and has a cushier saddle.
Last week I spent Saturday afternoon to Tuesday night walking a ton, since that is what you do in DC. 🙂 My sister and I always manage to do a ton of walking whenever we hang out at her house. It was nice to be able to do that, since I like walking. Then today I went for a 45 minute hike in Dryer Road Park. Joel went mountain biking there, so I decided to go with him and hike. It was a really beautiful day! It felt nice and cool in the woods, which was a nice welcome since it was super hot in the sun.
I had a checkup on Friday and I asked if it is still ok for me to ride my bike. The doctor said yes, as long as I am still comfortable. I will see how I feel on Wednesday. I am actually leading the ride that day. 🙂