6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

34 Weeks Pregnant

39 days left!!  Feels really good when people ask when I am due to say "Next month."  Official due date is July 22nd, so will see when she decides to make her grand entrance.  Tall Grandma's birthday is July 20th, so possible she will share. 

This has been my best pregnancy of the 3, she seems to be smaller than her brothers who weighed in at 9'10 and 9'1 at birth.  I truly believe that keeping active and focussing on "Eating For Two" by eating healthier has made a huge difference.  I still crave icecream constantly, but am sure to get in my full serving or fruits and veggies every day.

The other night I had a dream that I was fit, fast and running across all sort of terrain....I awoke feeling amazing!  I look forward to pushing my body to my limits again when I am cleared to run. I feel positive that I will be able to get back to running quickly, slowish 5K's anyway :)  We purchased a used Jeep single stroller for $40 for baby girl, countless family miles ahead for sure.

Currently I am really slowing down and have to pace myself throughout the day, which is difficult!  I am often in bed by 8:15pm, lame but necessary when I wake at 5:15am for work.  Baby girl is generally predictable, moving mostly after I eat and around 8:30 at night.  Today she was BONKERS and kept rolling around from 6am to about noon!!  Not sure what that was about, but it made for an interesting and breathless day at work.

I am tempted to sign up for my first post-baby race...but I don't want to rush away the precious 8 weeks of maternity leave.  All will depend on her, my recovery and our family plans.  Since MM is a stay-at-home Dad and our boys will be out of school thie Summer is going to be the perfect time to welcome this little lady.

Am I uncomfortable?  Of course, but all is worth it!!  I cherish the miracle I am growing and can already tell that she will complete our family perfectly.

4 comments:

fancy nancy said...

Oh my word Mel you are so close!!!!! I'm so excited for you!! You are doing great and I'm sure those speedy legs will come back soon! Enjoy the time you have with your lovies!!

Redhead Running said...

You look so fantastic momma! So excited for you and your family.

Alecia Taylor said...

Look'n good! I can't remember where you live, but hopefully it's not too hot. I had my little guy last year at the end of July, in Texas. I was sweaty and I was chafing, everywhere, all the time. I wore a maxi dress every day... commando.

Colleen said...

It's coming fast Mel... you look great and I love reading how good you feel! :)