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Spinchick - update?lonefrontranger
May 8, 2002 2:18 PM
My co-worker's wife had a baby at 11.30 this AM, so I thought about you. I can't recall but aren't you due sometime in June/July?

My teammate is due in a couple weeks and she's feeling pretty good now, although she hasn't been able to ride at all since early Feb. She does aqua-aerobics and some gentle yoga stuff at our gym. We were laughing the other day over how it's a riot to see the other ladies in the locker room who can't help but stare at the naked pregnant chick! I recall you were having a fairly tough time a couple months ago, hope things are improving!

Cheers,

LFR
naked pregnant chicksSpinchick
May 8, 2002 2:43 PM
are rather comical looking, if I do say so myself :-).

Yep, I'm due end of June/beginning of July. I was sick as a dog for 4 months - definetely better now. I haven't ridden seriously since October due to some early complications. Those cleared up so I've been riding short, s..l..o..w rides on the mtb w/ the kiddo in tow on the trail-a-bike a couple days a week. Good thing she's a strong stoker since she has to literally push me up a couple of small hills. Still swimming 2 or 3 days - great way to improve upon swimming is to have cycling cut off totally. Hopefully, I'll be in better form for triathlon season since I used to suck at the swimming leg.

Thanks for the vibes...

BTW, always enjoy reading about your cycling escapades - wildlife, et al.
Hang in there.Len J
May 9, 2002 4:25 AM
Sounds like you're on the downhill side of this pregnancy.

Good luck, and short labor.

Len
naked pregnant chicksnetso
May 9, 2002 7:11 AM
I have refrained from these posts because I am an old man (59), and I am a man. However, what I do remember was that my wife looked the best to me during her two pregnancies. I remember how happy she looked. This was also the best time for me. I only wish I could have told her so!
Oh come on...Spinchick
May 9, 2002 10:10 AM
cyclists never get old :-).

My guess is, if you felt that way, she probably knew it without you having to say it.
glad to hearlonefrontranger
May 9, 2002 7:56 AM
things are going better! Our neighbor lady had some nasty toxemia problems (imagine morning, afternoon and all-night sickness for the entire pregnancy, yuck!). They had her on bed-rest only for the last trimester, and finally took the baby via C-section a couple weeks early just to keep mom safe.

My teammate is healthy as a horse but says she's now in the "mixed feelings" stage, i.e. ready to get things over with, but not totally looking forward to the labor part :)

I liked your llama story! You should bug your husband for a 'cross bike, although you don't necessarily need one. I ride my road bikes with 23mm slicks on the more mellow open space dirt trails and dirt roads out here.
your teammateSpinchick
May 9, 2002 11:55 AM
will do great in labor. I truly believe endurance athletes have a bit of an edge when it comes to childbirth. They've been to the edge, hit the wall and finished anyway (which is a perfect description of labor and childbirth, btw). Not to mention, those endorphins do wonders for contraction pains. Tell her to look at it as another endurance event - only this one has the best prize.
my wife did not buy it the similaritiesDougSloan
May 9, 2002 12:59 PM
During baby class, I mentioned to my wife (who does not exercise) that labor sounds a lot like an endurance bike race. Oooh, boy, that was a mistake.
I guess you have to experience both for it to make sense. nmSpinchick
May 9, 2002 1:06 PM
FWIW-look271
May 12, 2002 4:57 PM
My wife was in much better physical shape for our 2nd daughter. Her labor went MUCH better than the 1st.
nah...from what I've seen labor makes that 508 a cakewalkColnagoFE
May 14, 2002 9:49 AM
My wife (who does exercise a lot) says that labor is the most pain she has ever had to endure in her life but you get through it.