I realise I shouldn't complain as I am lucky to still be working and hope I can continue as long as possible. Having said that, I do need to be careful not to do too much. I want to be able to do everything I normally would, I carry heavy boxes when deliveries arrive and run up and down stairs carrying collections on heavy wooden hangers. It just feels silly to expect some sort of special treatment because I am pregnant. But when it comes down to it, my health and that of my baby is far more important that having a "can do" attitude.
I am trying to compensate for all this activity by taking it easy in my spare time. Even though I would like to start going swimming once during the week as well as on Saturdays, I think rest should take precedence over exercise, especially when you get so little of it. At the moment week nights only involve simple dinners, a few hours or down time and an early bed time. I am trying to stay away from anything stressful in my private life and only see a couple of friends each weekend, making sure I get lie-ins and plenty of couch-time.