Due Date: October 24. 28 days. Never mind that this baby will keep up the late trend, things are starting to feel close. It definitely felt like it hit more when I got to the 24th and was a calendar month out from my due date.
Weight Gain: At the 19.4 pound mark today. I think with both other pregnancies I was at least at 150 by now, so to still be seeing 145 feels good. Measurements and weight stayed pretty consistent from this point on with the boys so I am hoping I can do the same this time as well.
Symptoms: I am tired and clumsy and still beset with random nausea and puking most nights. Usually I just throw up dinner and then I’m good. My lower back is definitely sore, though I don’t notice it until Husband is giving me a back rub and he presses on that area. Honestly, for the end of pregnancy I think I’m doing pretty well. Also, lots of contractions, which I think is unfair. Like my uterus doesn’t know what it’s supposed to be doing by now. Come on.
What’s different this time: I have seen a chiropractor almost the entire pregnancy, which I’m very thankful for. Another thing that’s different is that I actually have to pack a hospital bag this time around. Packing as a third time mom is much different than the first time around (when I packed a whole bunch of activities and didn’t do anything). This time I am assuming that with one small baby that sleeps in regular intervals I will actually be able to do something like read a book.
Cravings/Aversions: I feel like I develop aversions to anything I eat for dinner and then throw up. Still feeling the same aversion to cookies and such without the willpower to avoid those things. For example, I finally made a pumpkin-molasses cookie the other day and ate… 7? And that wasn’t counting the cookie dough. But I could tell eating them that they weren’t doing it for me. I could probably eat a good steak and blue cheese every day though.
Sleep: Sleep has been hit and miss this week. We are surviving though.
I am loving: I got running shoes this week! Also, I found running tights that were recommended to me for more than half off. I am not actually sure that I love the shoes yet and I am also unsure as to whether the tights will fit, but it felt nice to look ahead.
I miss: Shaving my legs easily. Oof. Who thought swim lessons for mommy and toddler were a good plan?
Are you nesting? I have lots of projects that I would like to be working on. Also, I am starting to feel the need to store stuff in the freezer and have some sort of “easy meals to make with ingredients on hand” list. I also need to get Isaac’s curtains up and sort through fall clothes.
Milestones: 36 weeks is, I think, the mark after which labor isn’t considered preterm. Plus I believe I am now ushered into the 9th month of pregnancy. Also, less than a calendar month to go and under 30 days. Yay! And my pregnancy app asked me today if baby had arrived. Eek.
Best moment this week: Getting to 36 miles last week and feeling good.
I am stressing over: Decisions and choices that need to be made, all accompanied with a hefty side of parental guilt.
Movement: Lots of movement, a good portion of it in my ribs.
It’s a: Boy. Not proven, but I can’t believe that it will be anything else at this point.
Exercise: I made it to 36 miles last week, with a 9 mile long run on Saturday. I ran on 6 days and cross trained a day or two and did weights at home once.
Diet: Please refer to the above bit about making cookies and eating 7 in one day. The fall weather is making me want to bake and make casseroles and soups and all sorts of things I do NOT need lying around the house. I could gain 5 pounds just looking at my Pinterest “recipes to make” board.
Exercise goal for the upcoming week: This week I am hoping get to 30-31 miles over 4 days. The first 3 days of running have been fine. It’s the prospect of Saturday’s 11-12 miles that I am finding a bit daunting. Hoping to cross train 3 days and do weights twice (I’ve already done them once this week, which is better than normal).