November 12-19 (childbirth recovery week)
11/12 Sun- Baby's birthday celebration and Grandma & Grandpa Lynch's
11/13 Mon - Baby's first Pediatrician Visit
11/14 Tue - short walk
11/15 Wed- short walk
11/16 Thur - short walk
11/17 Fri -short walk
11/18 Sat -short walk
Baby Boy Lynch born at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
(just past his due date - 40 weeks and a few days gestation)
On Pregnancy Fitness:
On Pregnancy Fitness & Running:
Initially I thought running through the 9 months of pregnancy was going to be quite a challenge with the raging hormones, weight gain, and fatigue that comes with pregnancy. In actuality, continuing to run came quite naturally and helped my energy levels. While I was no longer racing in local events, I still participated. To be honest it was a new enjoyable race experience to simply run without a pace or goal in mind. I was thrilled just to be able to participate and continue running! It was even more fun to see and hear the reactions of other runners and spectators as they caught sight of my belly bump as I passed by. My pregnant running partner and I were astounded at the support and cheers we would get from other participants and the crowds on the sidelines.
It felt good to know I was taking care of my body and my baby! In hindsight, I definitely credit my running and exercise during pregnancy as the key factor in my healthy and complication-free pregnancy, delivery and now quick recovery. I was blessed with a quick complication-free labor and childbirth and a healthy 8 pound baby boy born at 40 weeks, 2 days!