Tuesday, February 5, 2013
My Pregnancy Journal ~ Week 22
Physically, I feel fine. I've been walking to keep up with training to walk a mini-marathon in April. I ran it for the first time last year, and have kept it as a goal for this year as well to maintain physical exercise during this pregnancy. I'll take it week by week, but so far I've been able to walk 6 miles without any issues...well, except the issue that I really want to run.
That being said, I am having some serious lower abdominal pain a few times a week. I think it's just muscle stretching, but I'm having it more frequently and intensely than with my other pregnancies. I wonder if it has to do with her position. Usually lying on my side for a while will get it to stop...you can imagine how convenient that is with eight other children!
Emotionally, I'm feeling rather overwhelmed and exhausted. I'm taking steps to overcome this by making my morning quiet time a priority, attempting to eliminate any stress-inducing activities that aren't absolutely necessary to my day, and trying to focus on the blessings of my day. I'm finding inspiration from this book:
A Holy Experience.
Other than that, I am content with Week 22. On one hand, I'm excited to be over halfway through this pregnancy. On the other I don't feel anxious to get it over with either.
Once again, I'll be linking up to My Joy-Filled Life Pregnancy Link Up.
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