The third trimester is upon me! Where did that time go??
We just got our connection back after over a week! Apparently we had a corroded line or something. I don't really care as long as we have a connection back! Admittedly, I did spend too much money on my mobile internet over the last week to access email and Twitter. Proves my addiction to this thing.
So.. what have we been doing since the forced silence?
We put up the Christmas tree and Molly and I worked together on some Christmas-type craft.
We have been swimming like fishes and Molly is getting really good! She has gone up to level D2 at her swimming lesson and is now the only 3 year old in a class with 5 and 6 year olds (!!).. She looks so tiny with the group however as soon as she is in the water she is no different. I love how her swimming school progresses them through the levels at their own rate and not just as a group.
I am loving the swimming myself too. The feeling of weightlessness and freedom of movement I get is just something else. I bought a cheap pair of maternity bathers/swimmers/togs last week and I am so much more comfortable in a cossie that actually fits. My endurance in the water is still really good, which is lovely as I am now pretty much restricted to swimming for exercise due to some pretty bad pelvic instability and abdominal separation (4 fingers!!). I have even been advised to invest in a maternity belt/brace thingy. Ugh! The osteo has recommended I cut down on my walking (*cry!*) and to be super careful with yoga as there is a good chance I will injure myself. An injury is the last thing I need before planning an active birth at home. So, swimming is it really.. oh, and some light body weight resistance exercises (mainly for the legs and butt) and pelvic floor work.
Baby is still doing flips and I am looking forward to him/her settling in a head down position. The head under the ribs thing is getting a bit old. I am getting increasingly frustrated with people telling me that I must be due soon. The sympathetic look they give me when I say I still have 3 months to go doesn't make me feel any better. I can only imagine the looks of panic I'll get when I venture out of the house closer to the due date.
Speaking of due dates, I have a feeling about March 5th 2011. And I have boy vibes... So there, it's out there now. It will probably be later and a girl, but thought I should record this in case it's right. lol
I am attending my first ever ABA (Australian Breastfeeding Association) meeting on Friday and I am looking forward to meeting a group of mamas who care about human milk for human babies as much as I do. Hopefully Molly will like the kids too. I am becoming more and more aware of our families choice to live in an intentional community based on loving and connecting with marginalised and underprivileged people. There is so much Molly is learning about how we are all different and all the same, and what a beautiful thing this is.. Living like this though, we have compromised certain things.. Often (but not always of course), this means that the kids Molly spends her time with have quite high needs and sometimes quite significant behavioural/attachment/social issues which can be a lot for Molly to deal with. She has never mentioned it in the past however she has recently started saying she doesn't want to be around certain kids as she is worried they wont share with her or might be too aggressive. She can rarely just relax and play. I have realised that she has no really close (and local dwelling) peers who are really similar to her in age, interests, language development etc. The closest is an 8 year old! This is just not fair on her and I am hoping that there are some children she can connect with through the ABA group.
I should probably go and spend some time with hubby. It's our anniversary on Saturday.. 6 years of marriage! Wow! Time flies!
I hope you all enjoy the first day of summer tomorrow!