Someone told me this week that they were glad to hear I was pregnant because they thought I had just been eating too much ice cream. More students have figured it out or are passing the news on. I feel like I get more energy every single day. It feels so good not to feel bad that I am ecstatic. I’ve felt a little rolling and pressure in my abdomen, but no concrete kicks yet. I do, however, have regular Braxton-Hicks contractions. I notice after I lie down from a backbend that my uterus gets firm and bulges up. It was surprising at first, but my midwife says it’s a normal reaction to exercise and activity and it all serves to make my uterine muscle stronger for childbirth.
The pregnancy modifications feel really good. The only thing I miss in the release in my upper back that you get from Rabbit and Head-to-Knee. The Cat/Cow in place of Rabbit is a fair substitute, but in no way as deep a stretch.
I am surprised, but already my belly is in the way in Spine Twisting. Even with my lower leg extended, I can still feel too much compression in my lower abdomen. I have had to start twisting in the opposite direction (open). Most of the twist happens in my mid-back and upper back.