I am 30 weeks pregnant! That means there are only 7 weeks to go until my baby is considered full-term, and 10 weeks until my due date.
On one hand I feel like I've been pregnant forever, but on the other hand, I feel like pregnancy has flown by.
Feels and looks big to me. It's getting in my way a lot.
According to my midwife, I'm still measuring 2 weeks behind. She's not concerned (since an ultrasound revealed a huge baby 2 weeks ago) so I'm not worried.
Up another 2 lbs. this week, bringing the grand total to 23-24 lbs. I'm so amazed by my body. I feel like I haven't changed my eating or exercise habits throughout pregnancy, yet I continue to pack on the pounds. It just shows me my body truly knows what to do to grow a baby.
After a week and a half, I've finally kicked my cold. I will never take the ability to breathe through my nose for granted again!
I can tell the extra weight is taking a toll on my body. My feet are starting to hurt during all (non-swimming) workouts now. When I do too much, my body lets me know it. Yesterday, I coached Girls on the Run (Caitlin was sweet enough to let me be one of her assistant coaches this season. So much fun!), came home and took the furball on a long walk, and then spent over an hour in the kitchen cooking and doing dishes. My feet and hips were throbbing afterwards. I guess I need to space out my time spent vertical better throughout the day.
Besides the annoying foot pain, my workouts are still going strong. It was so nice to have regular sweat sessions again after my cold sidelined me for most of last week. It was also wonderful to get in the pool again after a 2 week hiatus brought on by traveling and sickness.
- W: 40 min elliptical, upper body weight machines
- Th: 4 mi run (treadmill) at 9:02 pace
- F: 4 mi run (outside) at 9:04 pace
- S: 45 min elliptical, upper body weight machines, 15 min recumbent bike
- S: 4 mi run (outside) at 8:54 pace
- M: OFF
- Tu: 1200m pool swim
Mileage: 12 mi
I feel really at ease with my pregnancy lately and I'm not sure why. It took until trimester #3, but I finally feel like everything is going to work out and I will give birth to a healthy baby. It's nice to just enjoy my pregnancy and not freak out that the baby isn't moving enough, growing enough, blah blah blah. I hope this newfound calmness continues until my little guy arrives.
I had my 30 week appointment yesterday and my midwife told me baby is heads down! Wohoo! A couple of weeks ago he was still horizontal in my belly, so this was such great news. I also got the flu shot
The weird part? He's completely on the right side of my stomach and has been for days. I look lopsided (I tried to get a picture and failed). It feels so funny to only have movement on only one side. If you press my belly, the side of my belly is hard where he is and the other is flabby and obviously empty. I guess the right side of my uterus is his favorite. That is the side the egg that made him ovulated from, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that he favors it