Haha, I tried to make a funny tag line to hint my topic but I feel like it was a fail.
But in all seriousness – what core?
You do not realise how much you utilise your core in every day to day activity until one morning you have a baby taking up all that room and comprising the use of your core. I literally have to slither out of bed now on my side like a baby whale who has just entered the water for the first time.
It’s not even just with bed and rolling over, I feel like I have to grip on for life just getting up and down off the couch, in and out of a pool, even doing breaststroke or bending down to pick something up and getting back up. You really have to “prepare” yourself for that big move.
Who knew washing conditioner and shampoo out of my hair would also be a struggle, in what was once and easy and joyous moment leaning back to wash my hair on its way to silky smooth now feels weird and wrong with any slight bending backwards. Pushing your trolley around a grocery store, seriously that was one of my first challenges when baby started taking over my core! ha ha. Bless all you mama’s that not only feel these challenges, but do it with a toddler in tow! my invisible hat goes off to you.
Honestly though, through all the weird and wonderful things I am experiencing with pregnancy I am just so grateful. I would hate for anyone to think that it is anything other than a beautiful experience because being pregnant is a gift we should never take for granted.
There will be people around you longing for a child of their own, with fertility issues or just simply not the right timing or situation for them but they long for one and a lot of blogs I find a lot of people showing us the “realness” of pregnancy – and their is so much realness and so much happens you don’t expect or are never warned of or that may not be beautiful but the good moments far outweigh any bad.
We are so lucky to be carrying a beautiful, big healthy boy. A little blessing that does take more than just sex and love to be created, so truly remember how each day does and will go fast and stop to really just enjoy that little bundle that kicks you because I know I am.
Lots of Love x