Monday, February 20, 2006

Another big weekend

I took Kidney Bean snowmobiling this weekend. The adventure began with something as mundane as my snowmobile suit. Who knew it would take a team effort to get me in it? After ten minutes of trying by myself to zip up my bibs, I finally asked Bob to zip me up, which he accomplished after some effort. And naturally, the moment I got into them, I had to pee, so off they came. After Bob helped me into them again, I discovered that they were so tight I couldn't sit down on the sled, so I had to unzip them partially just to sit. Next, I needed help to zip up my coat. It barely fits without any layers under it.

I'm not sure what Kidney Bean thought of the ride. It was a little rough in one spot. I could actually feel the contents of my belly jiggling. After that, I told everyone we had to slow down. Of course, for how many millennia have pregnant women ridden horses, donkeys, camels -- or more recently, ridden by horse and buggy or train? It probably didn't bother Kidney Bean a bit, but the midwife had recommended I stick to groomed trails for a smoother ride, and groomed this trail wasn't. Afterwards, my legs were killing me, because I spent more time than usual squatting above the seat to absorb the shocks with my legs. My throttle hand had a terrible cramp, too, because by riding slower than usual, my hand and thumb were at an awkward angle. Still, I had fun, and maybe I'll get to go one more time before the end of the season -- and before I grow out of my suit completely.


At 5:17 AM, Blogger Zee said...

aaaawwwww how cute!! I used to tell my female friends that velcro and elastic were women's best friends...I think that also applies if you are expecting.

I tried skiing in Aspen, Co once...and only My little brother loved it though. I think that as I get older, I get more afraid of breaking my bones.

Anyway, glad you and little kidney bean had a good time.


At 4:05 PM, Blogger Sherri said...

I went snowmobiling when I was pregnant for Zachary. LOL!! I know exactly what you're talking about. :D

At 9:41 PM, Blogger Valerie & Kiera said...

Sounds like you guys are doing well and had a great time sleding.

Maybe all that standing will help with the weight counts as exercise! ;)

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

Now that I've discovered the joy of maternity clothes (all elastic, all the time), I never want to go back to regular clothes!

At 12:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes maternity clothes are very comfortable, but there is nothing like being able to fit back into your pre-maternity clothes again. I will admit that since I am still at home I will sometimes wear my maternity pants cause they are soooo comfy!



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