Maybe this will be my last pregnancy update or maybe I’ll have a few more weeks of them! Andrew wants me to ask you to continue to hope for things to happen on Halloween;). PS my dad wanted me to be born on Valentines Day so so bad but I decided to come the day before too so I wouldn’t hate it if this baby did the same thing.
*I am showering and washing my hair at an alarming rate. My motivation is that I don’t want to go into the hospital without having clean hair so I’m trying to always be prepared!
*Because I lost my plug last week and feel like the baby has dropped big time, I am constantly thinking labor is going to start any second now. I can’t get it off of my brain, especially when Andrew is at work because I want to drive to the hospital together rather than meeting him there ha;) If anybody has any tips on how to chill out on this and just let things happen, my brain would really appreciate it.
*I LOVE FOOD SO MUCH RIGHT NOW. Eating was my least favorite chore for a while there so I’m sure feeling grateful to love eating again. Thank you Andrew for the below picture.
*I hit 25 miles last week. I am shuffling more than ever right now (below picture not accurate of my current running form) but thankful it is happening. For all of my runs I am staying right by my house or on the treadmill just in case anything happens (ps my doctor knows I lost my plug and she told me that I can continue running). Each day when I finish I wonder if it is my last run together with this little one. I actually kept track of my mileage with this pregnancy (I didn’t with Brooke or Skye) so it will be fun to add it all up when I do stop running.
*This last week included a day where I slept 9.5 hours one night and then took 2 naps that day and then a few days where I had what almost felt like my normal amount of energy again. You just never know what you are going to get!
*By the time night hits I am definitely feeling the fatigue/baby in my back which just started up a few days ago.
*I’m having all of the Braxton Hicks but also contractions that feel like menstrual cramps. Those menstrual cramp type of contractions will last for a little while but then they never stay consistent. The Dr said on Monday that I’m now 70% effaced so there was some progress last week!
*Skye is very excited by the idea that she gets to go have a sleepover at either my mom’s house or my sister’s house if I go into labor during the middle of the night which means she isn’t very happy when she wakes up in the morning and she is still in her crib at home;)
*Getting up once in the middle of the night to eat has become a normal occurrence for me but then the other night I woke up TWICE and got up to eat in the middle of the night. I don’t think I have ever experienced this level of hunger during pregnancy but I am fully enjoying it and eating so many tasty foods.
*I’m really excited about the fact that our garage gym is pretty much finished. It is going to really come in handy with another kid in the mix. I mentioned on the main blog page that Andrew is going to be starting school again soon (while continuing to work full-time) so I have a feeling that I’ll be using this gym a lot to continue working out. PS call me crazy but I prefer the treadmill over pushing a jogging stroller so I have no problem logging miles on the treadmill.
What happened to you right before you started labor? Did your water break? Did you lose your plug? Did you obsess over every detail ha… if only you could see my google search history.
Would you rather run on the treadmill or push a jogging stroller?
Anybody reading have a baby on a holiday or is your birthday on a holiday?