baby bump #2: 38 weeks

One week.  7 days.  I simply cannot believe that he will be here so soon!

Bump

Baby Bump 2 - 38 weeks

Gained another pound this week.  I get mixed comments from people, either about how big I am or about how I don’t look like I could be big enough to be having a baby in a week.  But, I think one of the best things about this pregnancy has been that of all the almost 30 pounds that I have gained, pretty much ALL of it has been in my belly.  My face, arms, and legs were much bigger last time around, so I’ll take any “big belly” comments!

Symptoms

I. Am. Uncomfortable.  This past week wasn’t terrible, but yesterday.  Ouch.  Either I really overdid it with cleaning the house yesterday and getting the carseat installed in the car (that was a lot more difficult than I remembered), or I’m starting to get the flu.  Good timing, right?  It probably didn’t help that I had 2 late nights Friday and Saturday night.  I’m thankful to have a child who at least will sleep until around 7 AM, so that midnight bedtime doesn’t seem quite as rough.

Heartburn has been bad this week and again with the ribs.  I’ve also had a ton of pressure in my pelvis.  Not pain, but definitely uncomfortable.  He’s pushing in both directions, which always feels great…

Workouts

This past week was definitely hard.  My legs felt like lead and there were a lot more walking breaks than I’ve had since my pregnancy began.  I can definitely tell I’m at the end of my pregnancy and the added weight is really starting to bother me.  But, I’m still running and plan on running this week as it will be my last week of mileage for at least 2014 and possibly most of January as well.  I plan on posting my Body After Bump plan on Wednesday, but it will mostly be my plan to ease back into running.  I really, really, really miss running comfortably – and fast!

Monday:  CrossFit WOD
Tuesday:  2 treadmill miles + CrossFit WOD w/ 1.5 miles
Wednesday:  CrossFit WOD w/ 2 miles
Thursday:  2 treadmill miles + CrossFit WOD w/ 1.5 miles
Friday:  2 miles easy
Saturday:  3 miles easy
Sunday:  rest day
Total:  14 miles

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Baby Stuff

With a week left, I have let all the worries and fears start to creep in about his birth and caring for a newborn.  It’s been 3 years since I’ve cared for a newborn and I’m having to really think hard about exactly what it was like to have an infant again.  Add on top of that that it’s a boy (which is new to me) and that I’ll also be taking care of a very rambunctious and stubborn toddler, and I’m freaking out just a little bit.

There are a lot of “what ifs” going through my head that I’m trying to just ignore.  As an overly anxious person (who hides it very well), there are so many things I’m worried about. Birth, recovery, parenting, etc.  I’m slightly overwhelmed.  I am ready for him to be here, but I am so not ready at the same time.

I scratched a lot off my to-do list this past week, but I still have yet to pack a hospital bag nor have I had the overwhelming urge to really do any nesting.  Yes, I’ve thoroughly cleaned the house, but knowing I still have a certain amount of time left (not that a week is a lot) has really not helped in making me feel like I have to get things done NOW.  I have a busy week ahead though and I know there are still a lot of things I need to do, so I’m hoping that maybe it’ll click that it’s “go time” and I’ll finally get that urge.

I still can’t believe we’re going to be adding another child in a week…

  • Wow, it’s very impressive that you can still work out like that while you’re so far along! I don’t know that I would be able to move lol.

    I’ll be looking forward to reading your ‘body after bump’ plan…my sister just had ac section about a month ago and if she gets cleared to work out next week were going to start running together 🙂

    Good luck with everything!