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Week 39 Continued, sick, and birthed a baby!

Well, I didn’t do as planned: writing each day. I also didn’t exercise much. I came down with a cold beginning on Tuesday night. Wednesday, Day 2, I walked 15 minutes brisk then I can’t remember the rest. Must have headed to a park somewhere, local I think. Day 3 cancelled all work since I was sick, but did walk 25 minutes to Atlantic avenue . Day 4 still sick, light walking in Museum of Natural History and carried Mateo home from the subway 2 blocks.  Day 5: Still sick, coughing, not sleeping well went where? Must have walked somewhere… Oh yeah, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, a bit in lower Manhattan and then later home from Brooklyn Heights, Lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, still having sore throat.  Day 6: went to park (10 minutes each way) and was having a change in contractions, deeper and more intense. Labor was short and extremely painful and super intense.  But it was no where near as physically exhausting as my first labor which lasted 36 hours. This one was less than 12 from the change in contractions in the morning around 8:30 am until it became time to call the midwife for reassurance that this really might be true labor at 1:00 PM to calling her around 4:30 saying it is maybe time to think about coming to her arriving at 5:45 when it was really excrutiating but I could still communicate fine and felt fine between contractions and then it was fast, intense, physical and rough until Ana Lupe was born at 6:36PM. Crazy short! 

Ana Lupe

Ana Lupe

Day 7: activity: some stair climbing and putting Mateo on my shoulders to flip down, oh and I’m still sick… 

So, I had planned on staying active until my daughter was born, but I didn’t because of being sick. I’m a bit disappointed about that, but that is how it went and all is well.

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Week 29

Day 1:  Walk to Brooklyn Heights and back with errands. 20 minutes each way. Sick

Day 2: Sick but 6:00 am 15 minute brisk walk, 6:20 run and pushups for 25 minute (only ran 2 loops), 15 brisk walk home. Leisurely walking between 12 and 1:00 pm

Day 3: Still sick. Long walks, 30 minutes, 20 minutes, on feet running errands for 40 minutes, 35 minute brisk walk, all while pushing stroller,

Day 4: Still sick. 15 minute brisk walk, 10 minute brisk walk, 15 minute moderate walk.  Afternoon, two 15 minute brisk walks.

Day 5: Scootercise and but mostly pulling scooter with Mateo on scooter 15 minutes. Still sick

Day 6: 30 minute leisurely walk and errands. Still sick.

Day 7:  Still sick, but better, 15 minute brisk walk, 40 minute brisk walk with quick errands.  15 minute walk, taught Creative Movement class: lots of running and jumping and rolling.15 minute walk home. Super tired when I got home; carrying 20 extra pounds is such a challenge!

Week 6, Day 4 through Week 8, day 7

I’ve broken all my rules over the past two weeks: I haven’t worn the pedometer daily and I haven’t recorded my activity daily, (at least not here, I did record it in my day planner tough). So here is the shortened account of the last two plus weeks. (I was sick and over exhausted, that’s my excuse. The weakened immune system of pregnancy is just no fun!)

Week 6, Day 4: I didn’t record anything, I need to look in my journal….

Day 5: Ran 30 minutes

Day 6: Ran long run over Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges 45 plus minutes, Pedometer later in day: 8200 steps.

Day 7: Brisk walking total 36 minutes in 10 and 8 minute amounts before noon. Taught Toss Your Toddler dance class and various other leisurely walking. Pedometer from noon on: 9710 steps

Week 7, Day 1: Sick — short low energy walk, fever

Day 2: Sick –nothing, fever

Day 3: Mildly better 8000 plus steps, some early am running and scootercise (10 minutes or so total)

Day 4: Brisk 15 minute walk, Ran 4 Columbia Heights hills plus promenade (20-25 minutes) leg stretches, brisk walking 10 min, 10 min, 10 min, 10 min, 15 min.

Day 5: Wiped out and still running low grade fever: Nothing

Day 6: Wiped out, still running low grade fever: Nothing

Day 7: Walking, mostly leisurely

Week 8, Day 1: Leisurely walking 20 minutes, plus errands

Day 2: walking 30 minutes plus 2 sets of 8 pushups on knees

Day 3: Leisurely walk 20 minutes and 20 minutes again, leg stretches, 15 minute brisk walk

Day 4: Brisk 15 minute walk, ran 3 Columbia Heights hills and promenade. 11 minutes brisk walk/run, leg stretches.

Day 5: leisurely walking around MOMA museum

Day 6: Nothing of significance

Day 7: 15 minute brisk walk, 25 minute run (3 loops around Cadman Plaza), leg stretches, 10 brisk walk, 10 minute leisurely walk, 10 minute brisk walk, 10 minute leisurely walk, 10 minute brisk walk, 10 minute leisurely walk, 8 minute brisk walk, more walking with stroller pushing (10 min brisk). Tomorrow I start the pedometer again!!!!! Afternoon: 30 minutes of Toss Your Toddler with Mateo leading class, lots of running, jumping, crawling, some pushups and stretches. Discovered pedometer is dead, at least hopefully just the battery.