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My word of the week is bounce.
This week and for the next few I shall mainly be bouncing. Bouncing on my birthing/gym ball that is. With 37 weeks fast approaching (Sunday) I'm classed as full term in pregnancy. This little girly needs to come out at some point and I intend to help her by bouncing and bouncing. I'm also fairly fixated on the positioning of her too as Alfie decided that going back to back frequently in the last few weeks and during labour was appropriate. I however did not enjoy the experience of a back to back baby at all and will do all I can to prevent it happening again!!
I actually find bouncing on the ball pretty relaxing and it really helps with all the pregnancy aches, pains and niggles. There are loads of exercises you can do on the ball to make sure baby stays in optimum position, mainly leaning over it and rocking but my preferred position is generally just sitting on it having a gentle bounce and rock.
The great thing about these balls is they can be used after giving birth too, exercising and gently bouncing.........until it gets popped by a cat which is what happened to my previous ball!
So my mission in the next couple of weeks is to bounce, bounce, bounce and keep this baby in optimum position. The only issue I have is trying to convince Alfie that it's not a realllllyyyy big ball to play with!