As I near the nine month mark of pregnancy, motherhood feels as though it has already begun. Our little guy may still be snuggled up comfortably in my growing belly, but he is already very much a part of our lives. We’ve got another five weeks, give or take, before he joins us on the outside world, but for now we enjoy his frequent thumps and pings to say hello.
I’d have to say that I am ever so grateful for my good health and fitness throughout my pregnancy. I even surprised myself with how easy it was to finish a 5k fun run two weeks ago (at 8 months and a week). I finished at a 10.50 mile/minute, which was far behind my first two 5ks while pregnant (both at 8 min miles), but I am so please to still be running so late into pregnancy.
I’m also still at the gym six days a week, modifying where necessary, but I’m still able to pop up into a headstand with no assist. I couldn’t have done that several years ago, so to do so pregnant feels pretty darn awesome.
Our little guy has been such a trooper with my exercise habits that we joke he’ll come out running. He’ll definitely start up with baby yoga soon and be running with me after it is safe to do so. Looking forward to it!