Expert Column: Pregnancy Exercise with Christine Fraser Look, this isn’t rocket science – if you weren’t doing something beforehand, during your pregnancy is not the time to try that crazy under water hot yoga pump session (I’m sure they don’t exist but you get my point).
Pelvic Floor, Part Two.
Pelvic floor exercises and a Pilates take on Pelvic floor. Making them work hard for you! The pregnancy exercises that you may have heard of (or will probably hear about) are the kegel pelvic floor exercises. These are generally advised by the practitioners or physiotherapists at your hospital visits and information sessions. These involve locating and … Continue reading Pelvic Floor, Part Two.
Walking Tracks – Barwon River
Over the weekend Chris, Evie and I went for a huge walk - I mean 5 hours, 2 boob feeding stops and one poo explosion kind of long. A 'drive me to maccas now for 5 cheeseburgers and stop at Dan Murphys for some pale ale too STAT' kind of long. (That seriously happened). As … Continue reading Walking Tracks – Barwon River
APOT – FEED SAFE
Whoever invented this app was clearly Australian (actually they were - its the Australian Breastfeeding Association), because we all know how much Australians like to have a drink! And after 10 or more months of not being able to indulge apart from a cheeky wine or Guinness for those who are OK with it, it's … Continue reading APOT – FEED SAFE
Rock-a-by baby (and let me take a shower)
One of the final things to tick off our must have list before Bean is born was a rocker/bouncer. My friend swears by hers, and her 4 month old is usually laying in it when I go over and say hi. Not only is it comfortable for the baby, but it allows mummas (and dads) to … Continue reading Rock-a-by baby (and let me take a shower)
My baby shower.
Firstly - It's official. Bean owns more things than me. Or at least in the blanket/muslin/singlet division. Completely trumps me. And gosh baby things are made of such nice, soft, plush materials! Over the weekend I had my baby shower at my house. My family did absolutely everything, from baking (I'm still eating cakes now … Continue reading My baby shower.
THE BABY BRAIN PHENOMENON
The struggle is real. When I was early stages pregnant, Chris would tease me about having 'baby brain' if I forgot anything - from where I put my keys, to a story I was telling. I tried to tell him that no, that was just normal and probably because I was so tired but I … Continue reading THE BABY BRAIN PHENOMENON
If I don’t remain upbeat, no one is going to do it for me.
After a rough end to the week with the death of my somewhat estranged dad, my grandma keeps texting me worried that I'm about to go into labour. I have to gently remind her I am resting, taking care of myself, and still have seven and a half weeks to go, so I sincerely hope … Continue reading If I don’t remain upbeat, no one is going to do it for me.
Sunday musings of a tired, pregnant mumma.
I refuse to sugarcoat pregnancy. It's been the most incredible thing I have hands down ever experienced, but my god it has certainly been that hardest. At 31 weeks, I'm fully aware that I'm heading into the final 2 months where my body will probably double in size (my belly at least!), and as the … Continue reading Sunday musings of a tired, pregnant mumma.
What happened when I hit 30 weeks pregnant.
Today I finally hit the big 3-0 .. in pregnant weeks. As my friend keeps saying to me, as soon as you get to the 30 mark you are most certainly on the countdown to the finish line, while also feeling pretty comfortable and confident that heaven forbid, if anything should happen and you go into early … Continue reading What happened when I hit 30 weeks pregnant.