While Hubby hung with Charlotte, I motored over to St. Cecilia’s to jog for the first time since last Spring. Every other lap was a jog, mixed with a walk. Overall I jogged 1 1/2 miles and I feel good. (Ask me tomorrow if I feel the same when certain leg muscles are sore from under use!) I’ve lost a good chunk of the baby weight but there’s a tire around my waist that needs to disappear. It will in time.
That being said, I’ve been reading what Gisele Bundchen (Tom’s old lady) has been yakking (in Portuguese, of course) concerning her pregnancy experience. First I hear she NEVER wore pregnancy clothes, “I gained a little, but I kept using almost the same clothes, with minor adjustments to close in the belly.” Then I read she had a natural birth in her bathtub that was painless, “The whole time, my head was so focused — every contraction, the baby is closer, the baby is closer. So, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, what pain.’ It was, ‘With every contraction, he is getting closer to me.”
I ate well, kept active during my pregnancy and had a natural birth. From my experience, frankly put, Gisele is talking CRAP. I’ve read similar BS from that Kardashian chick who just had a kid and t.v. reality brat Nicole Ritchie. They do a great disservice to women by not telling the whole truth.
During labor there were times when the pain was so much that I cried, though I never yelled out loud. When Charlotte was cresting, I was asked if I wanted to feel her head. There was no way I was going to get out of my position. I just wanted her out…not because I wanted her closer to me…she just need to be OUT. Needless to say I didn’t feel her head at that particular time.
Sorry for the rant. The reality is that labor without drugs is painful, no matter who you are.