The baby is 12 weeks old now and the size of a lime. For a more detailed description of the baby’s development this week, see the baby blog that Stephen created! I love this line from the babycenter.com description: “His face looks unquestionably human.” Aw.
It’s no secret that the pregnancy has caused me to feel quite exhausted, and I have not been very disciplined in keeping up my exercise routine. I have averaged about one workout a week for the past 2-3 weeks, and I need to change that. Exercise is good for me and good for the baby and is even supposed to help prepare my body for labor (and goodness knows I need all the preparation I can get for that!). I have not been very disciplined in this area, and while I know that rest is good, laziness isn’t, and there definitely have been days that I wasn’t as tired and yet still didn’t exercise.
So here’s my plan: Exercise in the mornings 4 days a week. I’ve tried it in the evenings after work, but by then I’m even more tired, and it’s easier to talk myself out of it, so it really needs to be in the morning. Stephen has promised to help me get up in the mornings, so that should prevent me from continuing to sleep after the alarm has gone off, as I have done pretty much every morning.
I know exercising will make me feel better and give me more energy and provide health benefits, so why NOT do it? I will report back in a week to let you know how I did!
(Bonus points if you can name the show that featured the song lyrics referenced in my title!)