So you're 40+ weeks now & people are starting to ask questions:
"Shouldn't you start doing things to get labor started?"
Probably the most annoying: "Are you sure everything's ok?" You've been going to your care provider for every scheduled visit (makes you feel like they are accusing you of being careless)
Get yourself a sweet treat of froyo (frozen yogurt) at Red Mango. The have an assortment of about 12 different flavors of naturally sweetened delicious frozen treat. It may seem like a splurge but because their yogurts have natural probiotics they are a very smart choice for a treat. Toppings...endless. Fresh cut fruits, gummy candy, crunchy sweet treats, etc. Hey, your carrying an awesome little being so live it up with candy bar toppings (unless your lactose intolerant like me, just eat the froyo).
Get a chiropractic adjustment with Dr. Amy Hippard. Your getting your body prepared for one of the biggest best moments of your life. Your body will definitely be doing things that it doesn't do on a regular basis. Dr. Amy is certified in the Webster technique, which is specific to pregnancy. A nice gentle adjustment can do wonders to relax and refresh you.
Take a walk at the Midway Village Museum. There you can walk the grounds surrounding the village during the daytime hours everyday for free. You can stroll the natural botonical gardens that have been restored to the natural 19th century Heritage Gardens including ornamentation. During special events you can enter the other areas and buildings.
Go for a swim at the Rock Swim & Fitness on East State Street. You may not be able to swim but getting into the water there or a friend's pool can be soooo refreshing especially with the summer season approaching. At the very least you can walk around in the pool while supporting your most cherished passenger. Block up with appropriate SPF and keep the bump out of the hot sun. Stay hydrated at all times...keep Cool!
Get your nesting relieved for home, baby's room and clean gently used baby clothing at the Thrifty Boutique. You can get your retail fix, get some much needed curtains for baby's room or a sweet outfit to bring baby home from the hospital. You will have unexpected expenses once baby arrives so protecting your nest egg is essential. Stopping in here may prove to be a good fit for future children's clothes shopping.
Go and smell the roses at the Sinnissippi Rose Garden or you can catch a free concert at the Sinnissippi Band Shell. The gardens are beautifully maintained and you can park your car walk to the rose garden, sit by the water's edge at the lagoon. There is a giant fountain that blows the water so high in the air it will blow you away!
Join the local Babywearers group and learn how to wrap your sweet little baby properly, safely and comfortably for the season. All types of wraps are discussed at the meetings. You can pay an annual fee and be able to rent of wraps before you buy (because they can cost a small fortune). Search on Facebook BWI of NCIL Rockford.
Pick up some freshly made foods at Food 4 Fuel. These meals are prepared for optimal use of calories for fuel (energy) which you will need. Get to know these people for now and after baby arrives. You can order food to be picked up at the Carlson Ice Arena on Monday & Thursday. These foods are foods that you would choose for your family (natural, organic, not overprocessed at all, cooked fresh). This may look like food for fitness but you are part of the baby race now so fuel up. Best choice for new parents!
Go watch some dancing. You can catch some semi-professional live dancing on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Boone County Community Building. You can sit and watch this friendly group of dancers USA Dance Northern Illinois. You can also catch some "swingers" Swing Dancing with Forest City Swing every Thursday at Mount Olive Church. So dancing for you might be out but it's like watching any performance and a great activity you might want to try in the near future to keep fit.
Get Oh Baby Mine onto your "favorites" contact list. Add OBM's phone number to your phone so you can give us a call at first sign of lactation issues. Don't suffer with pain or wonder about baby's latch. You can set up a birth lactation where OBM will come to your birth (anytime of day or night) to assist with baby's first latch & keep you breastfeeding a good long time.
If needed from this pregnancy or previous pregnancies or you just want to be a supporter of women who have had to undergo a Cesarean section please join our movement in the Rockford and surrounding areas at ICAN of Rock River Valley.