I cannot believe how close we are getting to meeting this new little one. I think the reality of it is just now setting in because it was feeling so far away for such a long time until now.
*Cereal is happening around the clock again. It’s just so easy and delicious that it happens multiple times a day. I’ve also really needed a lot of mashed potatoes lately.
*34 miles last week during my 34th week of pregnancy.
*The baby seems to still be pretty high but I am starting to feel movement lower than before which makes me think he/she must be dropping a little bit.
*I can officially say that the baby will be here NEXT MONTH and if it listens to Andrew then possibly this month (Andrew wants a Halloween baby so bad:).
*My Braxton Hicks are happening more and more with each week. I don’t have them when I’m running but throughout the day I am feeling them way more than I ever did with the girls’ pregnancies.
*We had another doctor’s appointment today and everything is looking great and his/her sweet profile made my day. PS to go along with the below picture, I am SO thankful to love water again. I hated having to force water in each day during the first 20ish weeks.
*Sleep is going very well thankfully. The uncomfortable stage has definitely set in so it’s tricky finding a comfortable position but once I do, I’m out fast. I should probably start tapering down my sleep a little bit (I sleep a lot right now) to prepare myself for waking up in the middle of the night again with a baby ha.
*I just realized that I should probably get a double stroller. We go on a lot of walks and I would love to get your recommendations (not for running… I don’t think I’ll be running with both but for just going around town).
*My appetite is increasing with each week, hallelujah.
*Jenny shared this with me and it had me laughing so hard (and also very stressed ha… I’m so worried for some reason that this one is going to come FAST from all of the running I’ve done;)
The other day I was thinking about just the lessons this pregnancy has taught me and I thought I would share a few:
*Pregnancy teaches me that it is just like the marathon. During the weeks of nausea and vomiting I said approximately 4593 times that this is our last and I am never doing this again. And now that I am feeling the best I have felt since week 6 ha, I am already thinking maybe we will have another in a few years if we can;). I already forgot about the pain ha. During almost every marathon I have said the same thing to myself, “NEVER AGAIN” and yet I keep going back for more. PS I am sticking to the promise I made during my ultra to never do that again though ha.
*To go along with the above sick talk… This pregnancy taught me that if I am having negative body image thoughts in the future, I need to stop and think about what happened this pregnancy. I didn’t have one negative body image thought (or any thought about my body) during the weeks I was feeling so sick. My focus was on survival and I didn’t have any extra time/energy to care what my body looked like. I need to remember when those thoughts pop up in the future that I’m actually very lucky to have them at all because it means I am healthy/not sick/not thinking about just surviving and that can help me to focus on gratitude of health rather than any negative thoughts.
*As my sister says, ‘during pregnancy you are just reacting to everything your body throws out to you each day.’ It teaches me to let go of the control because you just never know what is going to happen the next day. I might have a full agenda of plans to do with the kids and then my body says ‘nope, you are too tired.’ I may want to sleep peacefully through the night but then my body says, ‘nope, you are going to need to get up and pee 9 times tonight ha.’ I may really want to eat a burger one minute and then the next minute I can’t even handle the thought of anything but grapes. You just have to learn to react and cope with whatever surprise comes next!
*Pregnancy teaches me that we can all do it differently and have the same reward at the end. There is no one right way to be pregnant or to be a mother or to be a human and pregnancy teaches me that over and over again. Everybody has different needs and wants during their pregnancies and those differences are what makes life interesting.
What are a few things that pregnancy has taught you if you have been pregnant?
Any double stroller recommendations for me (that aren’t crazy expensive)?
Other cereal fanatics during pregnancy? What were your goto choices?