The Third Trimester Triathlon

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How much can I work on things like nursery renovations during my third trimester?

The Third Trimester Triathlon

Did you know that expecting mothers get a huge burst of energy just before the baby is due? It's true! You'd think that all you want to do is sleep by that stage of the pregnancy, but something (probably hormones) kicks into high gear causing you to do all kinds of “nesting” activities, like nursery renovations. Girth doesn't seem to get in the way of an expectant mother at this stage of the game. She just wants to get stuff done in time for the baby's arrival.

Energy or not, it's still important to exercise a little caution before tackling those nursery renovations, or whatever project is at the top of the to-do list. Some of these cautions include:

  • Watch the back. It's been nine months and the back has had a lot of wear and tear with the extra weight.
  • No climbing on anything. If you have to use a high ladder to do the chore, ask for a help. Now's not the time to experience an untimely fall or a broken leg. The only pain killers you should be taking anytime soon are for the labor pains.
  • Talk to your doctor before you start painting the nursery, or handling any types of chemical cleaners.
  • Go slow. Even though your body is saying “hurry hurry hurry”, you don't want to overdo it. Try to conserve some energy. You're going to really need it for the labor and delivery!
The big day is looming and you just want to tie up all the loose ends, organize those newborn baby gifts, and just take it easy.



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