I guess there’s no point in trying to hide it anymore, being 6 months pregnant my belly is living it’s own life and getting bigger from week to week. The baby is due in April and it’s all very exciting. But I am conscious not to let this limit me in doing the things I love. I figured that the more sports I do the easier both the pregnancy, delivery and recovery will be, so I have made a point out of getting up in the morning to do my yoga practice, although with a few modifications and more breathing in between postures. I have been skiing and snowboarding as much as possible, but with the right precautions. I try to stay out of crowded areas and opt for powder days so there’s only soft fluff when I fall. There isn’t really any jumping to be done in the winter anyway so in that way I’m not stressed
Over Christmas I spent 3 weeks in Brazil, travelling all over. Although with a couple more hours daily spent relaxing in the hammock I still enjoyed the trip as I would have if I wasn’t pregnant.
During the trip we stopped in the national park of the Iguazu Falls, some great water falls on the border of Argentina and Paraguay. They had boat trips under the falls but did not allow pregnant women. I could not see a reason why I couldn’t go on the ride so I tried to hide my belly as we bought tickets.
They were very reluctant at selling us the tickets, but I assured them I was not pregnant but had only eaten a little bit too much for lunch…ha ha. I guess some pregnant women could panic on a ride like this, but I think trying to tell them that I could take care of myself and that I was a base jumper and had been snowboarding only the week before would not have made any sense to them. So I played the girl who ate too much instead, and they had no choice other than to sell us the tickets the ride was fun but the only extreme thing about it was that you got extremely wet