Yes, I am still alive, and yes this baby is still inside me! Sorry for the delay in posting my weekly updates! Things were a tad busy with Christmas and the New Year! We traveled to Florida for the week of Christmas with my side of the family, and had a blast! I hit 36 weeks there, so I admit, I was a little nervous about going into labor, but baby stayed VERY content and we had nothing to worry about! Here’s how things have been going:
Exercise: My 10 mile long runs once again ended at 34 weeks (which was my goal). I did consider trying a 10 miler at 35 weeks, but we were traveling that day, and I didn’t really want to do it in Florida the next day after traveling because my legs were pretty tight just from the plane flight. So, I dropped down to my usual 5 milers. I maintained those through 36 weeks as well. When I hit 37 weeks, I plan to start “tapering” to some degree. My biking has still been 1 hr twice a week, and I’ve still been doing two T25 workouts a week. During week 35, I still swam, but during week 36 I didn’t because our hotel pool was a) outside and cold, and b) super short. Planning on getting back in the pool this week though at work!
How I’m feeling: pregnant. This baby is getting big! However, I felt super energetic and not much aches and pains the whole time we were in Florida! We took our kids skiing today and I did a lot of bending over and doing perpetual squats to help my toddler ski, so my back is currently SCREAMING at me. But until now, it has been really good these past two weeks!
Appointments: We are now in the “every week” appointment phase of the pregnancy, so I’ll be going each week until baby boy comes! My last appointment went very well-he was growing a couple days ahead of schedule as usual for him, and he was making no signs of coming anytime soon.
Is the room ready: Yes! We finished putting the crib together this weekend, the clothes are washed and put away, his diapers are stored in the bins, and my hospital bag is packed. Yup, I nested. BUT, only because I was feeling motivated and just wanted to get it all done at once—he can wait until closer to his due date!
So there’s my update! Here’s my 35 & 36 week pictures!