The Size of a Cow….. well that’s how I feel anyway!

I don’t know if you have heard of the Wonderstuff – but they were one of my favourite bands in the 80s and they sang a song called “The Size of a Cow!” and lately that’s been on my mind when I look at my ever expanding baby belly! I can’t see my feet anymore and my husband has to put my socks on and help me with my shoes when we take the dog for a walk! It’s all for a great cause but been a bit frustrating!

Sleeping has been a challenge between my constant requirement to go to the toilet and struggling to get comfortable on my side – but it’s not long now!!Β I’ve had a little bit of swelling in my legs and things are starting to be pretty uncomfortable now.

Pregnancy really has been like training for a marathon like I said in one of my earlier posts, but I have the big day to come and rather than the recovery – that’s when the real work begins – I can’t wait :-D. I’m a little bit nervous about labour andΒ I watched the movie ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ and realise I wont be the character in it that sneezes and the baby pops out! My GP said to me that labour was like running a marathon – one tough day and then it’s done and it’s the pregnancy that’s hard so I am keeping that at the back of my mind.Β Cow

We’re pretty much set – just parents in waiting… the Baby Jogger is set up, the bassinet is in place, the car seat capsule thing is being fitted tomorrow, nappies are ready – we are just waiting for our little guest to arrive in 6 weeks or less hopefully.

Post baby weight

I’ve been reading lots of running blogs lately and there have been lots of races going on and I feel like for the last year it has been another world – reading and writing about running but not actually doing it. I am starting to feel a bit pressured into post baby and getting the weight off but friends have been supportive and have been giving me lots of advice to not rush things. There is a lot of pressure with celebrities seeming to lose every ounce of their baby fat once the baby comes out but in the real world I don’t think it works like that – so I am going to try and do things slowly and sensibly and enjoy having my baby and get back into training gradually.

Anyway that’s it for now. Have a great week of running – I’ll be doing the same soon – yay!

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  1. Sounds like you are all ready for your little runner to arrive! Good luck with the next six weeks. I like that you have a healthy attitude towards post-baby weight as well. I think you just need to focus on the baby and being a healthy family and the rest will take care of itself πŸ™‚
    Can’t wait for the next update!

    1. Thanks again Amy for the encouragement πŸ™‚ I can’t believe how quickly it is going now. Am very much looking forward to baby arriving now as he is very active and keeping me awake! Looking forward to seeing him and being able to walk around the lake with him and just feel like me again πŸ™‚ Have a great week πŸ™‚

  2. Wow I can imagine how excited you and the daddy are! Been wanting to work out my post natal weight ever since I gave birth but I haven’t find the real time (or the motivation) to start with it. Yeah, I feel kind of bad for myself as to not being able to get back in shape immediately. If you feel like you’re “the size of a cow” while you’re pregnant (which is acceptable) think of me being not anymore pregnant but still has the size of a cow. It’s eewy! Not to mention the health risks I am at because of this post partum weight. Just recently I was assessed to have sleep apnea (throat airway obstruction as ruled out by this Test with the help form a pharmacist. It was the eye opener for me, I could and should no longer ignore the fact of having excess weight as it is starting to take a toll on my health. NEED.TO.GET.FIT. I just wish you gave birth earlier than I did so I could follow your getting back to pre pregnancy weight journey! Anyway, good luck on the hatching of the egg! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Evelyn thanks for your post. Sorry to hear things are not too great with you. Don’t beat yourself up about the weight. The fact that you realise you need to do something is half the battle. I am a bit scared about getting the baby out and seeing all this excess weight there but I do have a few friends around me that are supportive and are determined to help me get fit again. I want to do it sensibly and as healthily as I can. Do you have support around you? I do have a friend who does meal plans at a very reasonable cost if you would like her details and she may be able to advise you on getting exercise back into your daily life too. Let me know if you would like the details and feel free to contact me if you need to let off steam πŸ™‚

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