5 pretty ordinary baby brain moments

This entire pregnancy I had been priding myself on not having a typical “baby brain” moment. They say that baby brain causes a bit of a foggy mind, lack of focus and forgetfulness etc. Recent news debunks it, so I guess you can choose whether or not you believe it.

What  I can tell you is that based on my recent experience I can tell you with a lot of confidence:

I’ve been a bit of a dumbass lately.

At first I thought it was because I was saving my brain power for work. Yet even this week, I’ve had a few shocking moments. Thank god our development team are patient with me. There’s been so many times I’ve used the face palm emoticon on Skype and apologised.

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Antenatal class and my hunt for a birthing playlist

This weekend just gone the hubby and I attended an antenatal class at our hospital, as part of our preparation for the upcoming birth of our first born. We’ve still got one more class to go yet. This one was more of a foundation and learning what was to come. We crammed it all into a single day session, and by the end of it I was brain fried.

We covered:

  • What to expect when you go into labour
  • The various stages of labour
  • Pain management techniques
  • Induction techniques
  • When to actually go to the hospital
  • What to prepare for hospital (packing list for me, our bub and hubby)
  • What not to do when the wife is in labour (i.e. for the partners, how to avoid getting hit in the face by annoying your beloved one)
  • Breastfeeding techniques
  • Post-birth care
  • Tour of the hospital facilities

It was so worth it. I’ve come out of it feeling more comfortable than I expected. Before we went, I would have assumed that the minute my waters broke I would have to make a panicked call to Mario (if he was at work), then a mad dash to the hospital. Just a little unnecessary it seems!

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Stepping up for the rest of this pregnancy

Earlier this week a friend and I were discussing Steptember, which I did last year with a group of mates. This year, knowing that I will be heavily pregnant I didn't want to commit to it again, but I did want to give myself a challenge. I wanted to see, starting immediately, how long I could do 10,000 steps a day for.

My thought was that given my exercise has been a bit hit and miss this pregnancy it would give me the motivation to keep moving. We started yesterday, and smashed it for say 1. We did an hour walk in the morning, and I followed that up by getting out of the office at lunch. Combining that with general movement every hour I finished the day with 13,369 steps.

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