It's been insane around here with the holidays and the gender reveal party. Now it's time to catch everyone one up on what happened as I approach the half-way point of the pregnancy.
My exhaustion has reached a whole new level the past few weeks. Combining that with the time change meant I didn't have the energy and/or enough light to take photos during weeks 8, 9, 10 & 11. Also, we found out that we may need to have an adjustment to our due date in the middle of all this thanks to our first ultrasound. So.... to get everything on track, I decided to combine a few weeks in one bumpdate post.
This past week has been a whirlwind, since finding out I was pregnant. I really want to remember what it was like during this whole process. So, every week I'm going to answer the same questions, to see how things change as this pregnancy progresses. The first few weeks you'll be reading this well after I write it, since we're waiting to tell everyone about our littlest family member. But, don't worry. I'll be documenting the good, the bad, and the TMI.
At the end of 2016 I checked one more thing off my bucket list, and learned how to snowboard. Luckily for me, my sister-in-law had taken a class to be a snowboard instructor, and was up for the challenge (Thank you, Cindy!).
While she was home from college for her winter break, she took me to the bunny hill at a local ski resort. It started off slow and steady. After about an hour on the hill, a lunch break, and a beer we went back. That's when it all clicked. I could turn from side-to-side, and stop facing up or down the hill. Then, I got more confident and started going down the hill faster. This meant I also fell a lot harder. One time I fell so hard that I left two butt prints in the snow. It was totally worth it!
For about a week after, the muscles I used to stand up were soooo sore. I did not fully comprehend how difficult it would be to stand up with both feet stuck two feet apart on a board while trying not to fall or start sliding down the hill. I definitely worked out some muscles I didn't know I had.
Now that I'm not sore anymore, and I'm excited to go back. Watch out! Next time I hit the slopes, it'll be time for the chair lift :)
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Video Credit: Cindy Fiser