My baby girl is almost 15 months! Life is so different, busier, harder and MUCH BETTER! I can't believe it - it feels like yesterday that my husband and I were just talking about starting a family.
I have always been the type of person to worry about everything. I am guilty of laying awake at night and thinking about things to worry about. Sounds loony, I know. The anxiety of my first pregnancy could have easily become nine months of sleepless nights and driving my husband crazy with a continuous stream of "what if _______ happens" or "what will we do if ?".
I realized that I needed to focus my thoughts and actions in a positive way. After doing the typical reading marathon on the subject, I decided to center my attention on good nutrition and exercise during pregnancy.
I was not sure which exercises were suitable for pregnancy, so I called my doctor before my first appointment. With my doctor's encouragement, I decided to stick with my normal walking, treadmill and strength routines. I read that strengthening legs and glutes with lunges and squats is a great idea during pregnancy because these muscles will be really helpful during labor - especially if you plan to be mobile during active labor.