Tomorrow I will be full term. Whew. Made it there. There were definitely times along the way where I thought I might be going to a doctor appointment and be told that I needed to go on bedrest or stop working out, but I guess my skillful eating habits throughout the baby growing period (picture what I want = eat it) worked! I have been pretty good, actually. I feel like I need to eat more crap before I go into weight loss mode. I’m in the mode where I can wait until my due date for this little peanut to arrive right now. The thought of him/her coming next week or within the next 3 is kind of scary! I feel lucky as ever that I have been able to run throughout this whole time. It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t fast – but it was running!!
Running updates for this week – I have been guilty of not taking rest days this week. The snow day yesterday (SWEET!) didn’t help, because it is my normal swimming day, so I’ve ran everyday this week. My knee is bothering me a little bit (overuse!) and the achilles problem lingers but I can run through that. Thanks for the stretches Angela! This weekend I am going to try to do another long run on the great old treadmill with my GU. I did order some HAMMER gel – Abby really likes this and used it for her IM back in September so I’m being a little bit of a traitor but I thought I’d try it for less cost and free shipping @ Amazon.
Thank you for your thoughts/advice for the doula. I found the best of both worlds and asked her if she could take away the meetings that were included and charge half her cost to just come assist us with the labor/delivery, and I feel really good about it. She’s not the type to make me feel bad if I want drugs, but she is there as a support and to help me to get through the process. So I’m going to try to skip the drugs with some assistance of someone that knows what to do and what to tell Bill to do to help me to survive the whole thing.
My bellybutton never fully became an outtie but the top ridge hangs out – gross. If I grow any more, I think I’ll be ready asap to have the baby on the outside! I started running into things with my stomach this week.