I kept telling myself today was a terrific Tuesday. Clearly, I didn't feel as upbeat about work today as I did yesterday. One day later and it got old, right? We went for a tour of the maternity wing last night (scene of the crime/terrifying in my view), during which I was thinking I should go find a midwife and stay away from that place (even though it was nice, I'm totally scared). That coupled with thinking about the doula just overwhelmed me and made me teary. Needless to say, I didn't sleep well last night and was kind of cranky today. But I did work on my socializing be nice goal and was able to do just that.
Do you have a favorite bar that has low sugar (< 10) ? Let me know what it is if so!! I like high protein on the go bars for when I don't have a chance to sit down and eat properly.
I think this contest was the coolest thing ever. In fact, today, I feel lost not knowing where to keep track of what I did! But I have to say that the million squats and lunges I did on Sunday killed me today. My quads are super duper sore. Note to self - do not do these exercises close to baby's due date! Will not be able to move. The soreness feels kind of good though!
The Last Hoorah
My sister is running her first marathon with team in training this weekend in Disney World. I was iffy that I'd be able to go but got "clearance" today at my doctor's appointment. I'll be 34 weeks on Friday and the rule is usually no flying after 36 weeks. I'm not really nervous at all, more excited for a mini vacation weekend. I'm excited for her, and hoping she'll get into running, but throughout her training, this was not the case! She is an all around athlete and swam D1 in college but running is not her thing. Good luck to NCrunner this weekend!
Doctor's appointment went well. I saw a different doctor than last time's fiasco and also a different one than my normal dude. I took off my shoes and sweater to get weighed this time and weight was down 2 lbs. I overreacted last time. At 33.5 weeks I've gained 19 lbs give or take I guess? If I can stay right there, and the baby can somehow get to a happy weight, that would be great!!! But I still have 6.5 weeks to go, even more. This doctor was ok, said everything looked good and let me know in 2 weeks around 36 weeks I will get another ultrasound (news to me!) to find out the size of the baby and position. Is this standard procedure? He said by feel that he would guess the peanut will be in the 6 pound range, maybe 7 lbs. It was a pretty uneventful appointment otherwise, and I go every 2 weeks now until early Feb and then every week! I can feel the baby shifting ALL the time. At times I'll have a lopsided stomach or something sticking out one side like an alien!! It is so weird and neat.
I was able to get in 2 miles twice on the treadmill and some elliptical today. Yoga yesterday with my sore quads was a bit brutal. And I officially have a basketball belly. Sometimes it feels really weird to reach down and pick things up.
Continuing my goal for the week - be nice @ work.
Today I'm thankful that I could still plod along and call it running.
On to Wondrous Wednesday!