Sunday, August 7, 2011

An Excusable Hiatus..?

I've neglected this blog once again for far too long. However... (ehem... yes I do feel guilty even as I am saying this!).. I do have a perfectly good reason this time.

Today I am exactly 33 weeks and 5 days pregnant with our second baby.

Yes we are ecstatic, praise Allah :)

This pregnancy hasn't been as easy as the first one (back in 2006 when I was in my 20s), and I do think that age is indeed a factor. Although this time around the good ol' spine was in good shape when the pregnancy began, it hasn't been easy on the spine since then.

I've tried to keep my weight down (as weight gain isn't good for the spine) through a regular exercise regime involving the gym and outside activities, but have still gained about 10 kilos so far. As the pregnancy progresses, my lower back experiences more pain and my upper back gets stiff easily.. and it isn't very easy to motivate oneself to get out of bed and get to the gym when the body feels so heavy!

But dear friends, the reality is that if we have scoliosis, we cannot afford to be lazy.

So here I am, nearly 9 months pregnant and still exercising 3 to 4 times a week, or as often as I can manage.

InsyaAllah, I will post some entries on how a scoliosis patient can continue exercising while being pregnant soon, hopefully before I give birth :)