The Nesting Stage - Yoga at Home
Turns out that friend who was asking about prenatal yoga classes in the first trimester of pregnancy had good reason, she too is pregnant, I hear it's contagious. That's how my other friend who we visited in Cambridge back in February announced it to us. She had been trying on and off for 3 years and got the bug shortly after we visited her. It's really fun to have discussions with these other mammas to be, much of which includes what I have been doing in the last couple of months besides teaching and doing yoga. *clears throat* Not writing blog posts.
I have been making lots and lots of lists, rearranging things, going to garage sales and doing lots of research on what I might need. Last time my yoga friend and I met, I was describing all the things I've acquired to welcome the little Mr. as she was making fun of me for all the unnecessary things I've been collecting. The beginning of my pregnancy was much like hers. I don't know how many times I said to my husband that all we needed was some onesies, a mattress for the floor, a stroller, and some diapers. That is, until the wonderful oxytocin hormone kicked in. For most pregnant ladies, it really starts increasing in the 5th month (it continues to ramp up throughout the pregnancy) and causes a phenomenon called nesting. It happens in all mammals, a mamma rat literally makes a nest for her pups, a cat gathers soft warm things and piles them in quiet secluded place. Fortunately we humans don't collect and pile shredded paper or rags, but we do start to focus on all things domicile.
In the midst of list making, rearranging and preparing, I really have been doing lots of yoga, it's just that most of it has been at home. Which means I haven't many Paris prenatal classes to review for you readers. I've been to exactly 2 prenatal classes in 8 months of pregnancy. I blame it all on the hormones! Those lovely happy hormones. But I will continue to tell you about how my pregnancy has progressed, and what I have and haven't been able to do during these last months.
I've found a bit of comic relief for anyone who doesn't understanding the 'nesting phenomenon,' or just another story to make you mammas not feel so all alone. Unsponsored and unsolicited link here!
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