28 more days to go, give or take!!!! I can finally see an end in sight and I’m so excited, yet also a little nervous.
How Far Along: 36 weeks
My Week In Review:
Exercise/Fitness: I’ve had a pretty good week when it comes to having the energy to workout. I’ve managed to make it to the gym a few times to work on legs and arms, plus, I also made sure to incorporate cardio pretty much every day. I either used my treadmill, a stationary bike,or an elliptical machine. I can’t wait to get back outside though, and start running again. I don’t think that it will happen though, until sometime in late August.
Food: I’ve been trying to be really good with my food lately. Often times it’s said that 3rd trimester is when one gains the most weight, and I’m doing my best not to gain more then what I need to, in order for Griffin to grow. Surprisingly, I really haven’t even been hungry this trimester. I think it’s mostly due to the fact that I’m just running out of room, and he’s crushing my insides. Often times, I’ve been forcing myself to eat because I always feel full, but know I’m not. The acid reflux is getting bad too, and makes me scared to eat, because I know the pain I’ll have to suffer later on. Thankfully it’s almost over.
My delicious “zero carb” protein pancakes
Doctor Visit: I had my doctors visit on Tuesday of this past week, and will now start going weekly until Griffin is born. I had to have my Group B strep test, and was also given my TDap shot. People always say the shot hurts, and I was so thankful that it didn’t. I felt fine all day, and even thought to myself, “I don’t understand what people complain about.” Then it hit me. I went to put on my pajamas Tuesday night and my arm was soooooo sore. All day Wednesday it bothered me, and even as I sit here typing this blog entry, I can still feel my muscle throbbing. It feels like I was punched in the shoulder and have a good size bruise. Plus it’s a little puffy. It was worth it though, knowing that Griffin will be safer until he can get his vaccinations.
My doctor also informed me that she wants to do a growth ultrasound next Wednesday, to see how he’s progressing. According to her measurements of my abdomen, she was placing Griffin around week 33; however I think he might have just been curled up or something, because he’s been measuring on target throughout this whole pregnancy. Although, if he’d rather be born at 6-7 pounds instead of 8-9 pounds, I’m completely ok with that, as long as he’s healthy.
What’s next: Jeff’s cousin and his girlfriend are coming to visit us today. They’re driving down from Michigan to pick up a new puppy and then taking him back home. It will be nice to visit with them and catch up a little.
I’m also going to go get my hair done one last time before Griffin arrives. I really can’t decide though if I want to cut it shorter or leave it the length it is. My friends tell me that they really like the length it is now, but even when I have it in a ponytail and workout, I still get it caught under my arm. I’m also starting to think it may be too long, especially with a newborn, and might be easier if it were slightly shorter. At least I have until tomorrow to decide.
Jeff and I will also be meeting with a pediatrician this week, which is our last major task before Griffin arrives. Hopefully we will like the practice and be all set, otherwise I will keep looking. I’ve had quite a few recommendations from friends, which is always nice.
As sad as it is, because I love my job, I plan on next week being my last week of training until probably the beginning of September. I still plan to workout on my own though, so hopefully I’ll see some of you around. If not, enjoy the rest of your summer!