Due Date: October 24. Slowly counting down. Dipping down into the 60’s! In true form (and just like I would do for a long run) I am portioning off increments. Get to 32 weeks, 35, 37, 40, etc. Some days 9 weeks feels short. Mostly it does not.
Weight Gain: So I didn’t weigh myself for 4 days (while I was getting ready for the half). Discovered that in 4 days plus a half marathon I had gone up 4.5 pounds. I fortunately remembered that when I did longer runs with Jonathan I always retained excess water for a few days so I didn’t entirely freak out. So I am seeing how long I can keep to my idea of a GD diet and see how that goes. So about 18-ish pounds up currently.
Symptoms: Extreme jealousy of my August friends who are having their babies. Three people were due in a 2 week span and in three days all the babies were out. All girls. Which means that I won’t be able to have a girl because they took them all. Also, our humidity is back with a vengeance and doing nothing except making me feel like a tired beached whale.
What’s different this time: I ran a half marathon at 30.5 weeks and felt great! After not running most of the last pregnancy I didn’t think that was going to be on the “to do” list. I am also still not wearing the belly band that I wore all the time with Isaac while running.
Cravings/Aversions: Craving salt and protein, berries, cantaloupe, and peanut butter (straight from the jar). And I can put away lunch meat like nobody’s business, Listeria be darned.
Sleep: Sleep. Mmmm. Two very very bad nights and two other nights during which I ended up on the couch. Not fun. I am cranky and don’t function well on minimal sleep, particularly if I have to interact with young humans. Last night I went to bed at 10:30 and then was woken up at 4:10 and have been unable to go back to sleep because of children randomly waking up. Today I am not a fan of children at all.
I am loving: That the half went great and that running is still feeling (relatively) good. I also got to see Squirt on the ultrasound last Thursday… he/she is already head down and engaged and even has some fuzzy hair!
I miss: Pants and shorts that button and zip. I am hitting the stage where elastic that is too tight in the morning and too lose by evening is getting old.
Are you nesting? Birthday decor is still going strong. I am thinking on and off of exploring our “baby box” section in the basement, more in desperate hopes that I will find our boy name list from the first pregnancy in one of the boxes. So in short, not nesting.
Milestones: I have hit the start of 8 months and have also hit the point where I am in the single digits in terms of weeks left. Sort of the equivalent of hitting 10 weeks at the beginning.
Best moment this week: Hitting mile 9 at the half marathon (don’t get me wrong, the finish was fabulous too). That was a great “runner’s high” moment.
I am stressing over: Oh, let’s not just pick one. Between our car and our new van we have roughly $2000 of work to do, after already doing work on both of them. Couple that with zero income for 3 months and that’s lots of fun. Husband’s teaching schedule starts today. Four months until Christmas break. I am tired and tired and more tired and don’t want to deal with kids or pregnancy ever again (did I mention being tired and cranky?). If anyone out there is debating whether or not to have children, I suggest not. The end.
Movement: Lots of movement, which is always reassuring.
It’s a: Still going with the boy guess. Heart rate was 133 at the ultrasound. Maybe I produce children of both genders with low heart rates, but somehow I doubt it.
Exercise: Finished at 30.1 miles last week after the half marathon. Did three days of cross training and weights.
Diet: Better once I finished up the frosting and cake! Also better since trying to clean up my eating/drink more water, and limit carbs. Good times in pregnancy land.
Exercise goal for the upcoming week: Stick to my plan of staying close to 25 miles this week. I felt so good after the half that I didn’t take the next day off and biked. Then I did a 6 mile run the following day. I need to remember to pull back a bit so that I can feel good and get in a 9 miler this weekend! Hoping to hit weights twice and cross train.