I have been vitamixing it up for the past week, making smoothies, pureeing veggies, making nut butters... lots of fun stuff and I love the thing! I've found the food processor to actually do a better job at frozen bananas and berries but I feel like the vitamix should probably do the job - any tips? the nut butters and everything else - the whole process goes so quickly and the blender doesn't just get stuck (like my other blender was doing when I was cursing at it). Yay for the vitamix! I'll have to put up some pictures or a video soon.
Swimming - I'm getting slow - some sets I am so bored and by the time I finish whatever we are doing, I miss the interval and I have to turn around and go again so it ends up being a straight swim of the set.
I'm still managing around 3000 yds in just around an hour. Lifting is going sooo well and I'm super motivated to go to the gym and lift! I feel like it took the spot of running as far as energizing me and giving me happy endorphins. Also, I'm totally into yoga and motivated to go. I was going to go to a class this morning but decided to stay in the pool instead.
Today I had an appointment and was measuring a bit small, the baby is 30% percentile, coming in at 5 lb 9 oz. Everything was fine - this is probably good news for me pushing him/her out :) Nick was 45% percentile around the same time and 5 lb 12 oz.. so I'm not concerned. I was a fingertip dilated (a fingertip!) and not effaced. I feel like from things I read that things could change within a day - what do you think? With Nick I was 50% effaced and 1 cm dilated and had him 3 days later. I don't know how long I was dilated or effaced, since that was the first time they checked me, but the doctor had told me that I had another week or 2 to go with Nick and then bam - 3 days later, here comes Nick. For the second baby, do things stay the same longer and then happen quicker? The doctor even said I could go to the shore this weekend?? 2 weeks ago he said I couldn't travel past 36 weeks, and I'm not sure if I want to risk heading to the shore and getting stuck there.
I'd love to hear stories of going into labor/effaced/dilated with #1 versus #2, how quickly it happened, etc! Please share mamas!