I’m really trying to remain positive, and take this all one day at a time, but I have to say that I’m definitely over this pregnancy thing.
How Far Along: 37 weeks, 1 day (37 weeks use to be considered full term, so I’m fine with him coming any time)
Exercise/Fitness: I’ve really been doing my best to continue to workout. To clarify, that means I’ve made it to the gym a few times over the past week and have also been using my treadmill at home. My workouts continue to be about the same though….20-30 minutes on the treadmill at an incline, and about an hour of cardio/weights whenever I go to the gym. I really can’t wait though until the day I can run and box again, plus lift heavier weights. I know it won’t be as soon as I like, but every day I know I’m one day closer.
Griffin Update: So I had my growth ultrasound on Wednesday morning, and Jeff went along with me. It was fun because we actually got to see how Griffin’s growing, which makes it feel more real again, seeing we haven’t “seen” him since week 17. It’s crazy how much he has grown. According to all the measurements they took, the doctor is predicting that he’s around 6lbs. 13 oz. and really could be born any time now. My next appointment is on Wednesday, and they will be checking to see if I’m dilated at all. Not that that really means anything if I am, it just gets my hopes up that it will be sooner rather then later.
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows: As most of you know, (well those of you who have been following my blog) I really haven’t had a difficult pregnancy. What I mean by this is that I was never sick, I was still able to work out, I kept my energy (for the most part), I didn’t have high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, etc. However, with all that being said, now that I’m nearing the end of third trimester, I’m becoming absolutely miserable. I’m starting to lack energy (naps help some), sometimes my feet swell, I have a lot of lower pelvic pain/pressure, my back tightens up everyday (which is pretty painful), and I keep getting bigger. This heat is not helping either. Like I stated before….I’m trying to remain positive though, and take everything one day at a time.
As of right now, I don’t really have anything else to report. However, just a FYI….this will be my last week training at the gym before Griffin is born. I’ll be gone for about a month or so, but then I’ll be back. If I don’t see you before I leave, enjoy the rest of your summer! I will continue to be checking email though, so if you need anything, please feel free to message.