Tuesday, May 02, 2006


I just got back from my 21+ week appointment and all is well. I gained another 6 pounds for a total of 12 for my whole pregnancy. Woohoo! This baby is getting big and is still kicking like crazy - so much so that she wakes me up at night. Things are going to get pretty uncomfortable if she keeps it up in the coming months.

I went running last night - it felt strange, as my belly has grown so much since I last took to the treadmill. I have mostly been using the elliptical, riding a bike or walking - avoiding any impact. But last night, for some reason, I decided to go for a run. It felt great... once I got over the feeling of my belly bouncing up and down. I definitely can't go as fast as I'd like, but it's nice to feel like I can actually do something normal from time to time. Afterwards, I shot baskets for a while. I have been trying to keep up my basketball skills while pregnant, since that was one of the first things I had to give up.

Prior to December, I had been playing b-ball at least once every week at the YMCA. I was the only girl there and it was incredibly fun... once the guys decided I could play - and actually passed me the ball. However, I did get roughed up a bit.. bruises and bloody lips from time to time. It was worth it, though. But, once I realized I was pregnant, I had to give it all up and now I only get to shoot around. I miss playing very much, but am looking forward to being back on the court very soon. I'm already planning on being on a co-ed league in December, which doesn't give me much time to get back into basketball shape...

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