I guess this is what happens when you’re six months pregnant: my hips and lower back are starting to get stiff. I also found three tiny stretch marks today. I had to work my way through that. It’s okay, Jania. You’re having a baby. That is so much better than worrying about stretch marks. Plus, it’s not like you were ever a bikini-loving girl in the first place.
This weekend I started using my friend, YouTube, to limber up my body. I didn’t really realize how stiff I’ve become. I crack when I stand up sometimes, and I know that I still have a little ways to go. I mean, the reality that this is the last month of my second trimester is a little overwhelming. I’ve been thinking, “Maybe I can take it back. I can wait a little while to have a baby.” Get ready, Jania, because here she comes!
YouTube is already a favorite for all those brave moms who’ve posted their labor videos–now it’s even better as I have been practicing Prenatal Yoga and Belly Dancing. That’s right, folks. Belly dancing. It is just what I need for these aches and pains in my hips!
After watching a Zumba instructor who was eight months pregnant lead a class, I tried a little of that too. Turns out, I am less coordinated than ever before. That doesn’t stop me from dancing for my husband.
Oh, no worries. I don’t belly dance. Not really. I just stand around him sing Salt N Pepa’s hit “Push It” while making our baby jump around. Today I stood behind the door frame so all he could see was the belly. It makes him laugh, but quite frankly, I get the biggest thrill. If you aren’t up on your bad dance music, check it out. Video
I guess this isn’t the kind of music they want babies to listen to in utero. Y’all watch out: if my baby comes out with a flat-top and gold chains–I am blaming it on his Mexican side of the family.