Speaking of, my belly seems to be growing overnight. Literally, not figuratively. The night before last I kept rolling around and I'd feel this tumor-like thing in my stomach appearing to get larger over the night. I love sleeping on my back. Love it. And now it supposedly cuts off my circulation to sleep on my back. I did learn a cheat position where I sleep on my side but my head and neck are facing up or I angle myself using Dave as a big prego pillow. Thinking of prego pillows, I've considered investing in one. I've been tossing and turning a lot and my sleep is getting interrupted by more than my screaming bladder. I only know it'll all get worse. Woe is me.
I had a dream that I lost 7 pounds and then I kept flying around in an orchestra booth you sit at at the opera. It was pretty awesome and a bit scary I managed to get the "falling feeling" while sleeping! And I think people were trying to kill me but that's pretty common in my dreams these days.
On Saturday, I took a nice long stroll down to Hawthorne (about 2 miles there and back for me). The weather was gorgeous. It had been off and on raining all day but I managed to hit a sunny break. The leaves covered the sidewalks in their brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds. I love Oregon this time of year. It's beyond beautiful!
On my way home, I was passing The Yoga Studio that sits only about 10 blocks from my house. I was thinking to myself - 'wouldn't it be great if they had a prenatal yoga class I could try out?' as I walked by. I saw a flier with a woman in a yoga position as I was passing and it took a moment before it dawned on me that the woman on the flier had a big...round...belly! I stopped and turned around to look. Sure enough, the flier posted a brand new prenatal class on Sundays that started last week.So....I checked out that prenatal yoga class yesterday as a drop-in. The class wasn't nearly as intense as my usual yoga classes but I got some benefit from it and I feel like I have a better understanding of the pregnant body. However, It was a little hoky- she had us chant at the end. I can deal with that though. The positions and stretches were fairly intense. We did a lot of squatting and I will soon enough have killer-thighs and prego abs for child-bearing.
I also invested in my first pair of prego pants! I found them at Ross for $7. They are super comfortable and slimming. Why aren't all pants made like these?? Seriously. Once you go prego-pants, you never go back. They do, on the otherhand, make me look even pregnanter. If that's possible.