34 weeks and ready to have my body back! No heartburn, trouble breathing or sleeping in 6 weeks or so!
This pregnancy has taken a toll on me - I think the last week has been rough. A few weeks ago, I wasn't sleeping, and then I got sick probably from lack of sleep and my immune system being down. I'm trying to save myself from that happening again. I had a great week of sleep and then back into the troubles falling asleep and breathing problems at night. I woke up yesterday with a sore throat. I've been downing vitamin C & bananas today hoping I won't go back into another sinus infection: that was terrible!
Early this past week, my back started hurting. With Nick, my back hurt after my last run on a Wednesday, and I delivered him on Friday morning. I also asked the doctor and it sounds like I am having contractions here and there, but nothing to be concerned about. The back pain + weird pains, I thought I was for sure going into labor in the middle of the night one night last week. I guess it is normal for your back to hurt, especially now that I am picking up my little 23 pounder - didn't do that the first go-around!
I don't feel huge, but I feel uncomfortable for sure. My patience level is about zero and my desire to stand up for a long time is also zero. I think it helped with Nick that I had to keep on teaching, had to walk up three flights to my classroom. This time, I just feel so lazy and want to be done. I am definitely much less comfortable than I was with Nick.
What is funny is that at 34 weeks with Nick, I ran 8 miles of the disney marathon with my sister. This time around, I don't even think I could make it 2 miles. Running has become very uncomfortable. When I am running, I feel like I have a belt on that is tightening around my waist. Still, what do I do to take the place of running. What did the other running moms out there do when you stopped running? I wouldn't mind giving it up or continuing to scale back. This week we headed to the shore midweek and I've run about 10 miles on the week, maybe I'll do about 15 by week's end. Swimming continues to be awesome! The people that I swim with think it is funny that I can still keep up and/or still beat them.
Cocoa: how much caffeine is in that???
I have had so much trouble falling asleep many nights. One thing I decided to do was stop eating anything chocolate before bed to see if it helps. That led me to wonder how much caffeine is in cocoa powder since I have been making fudgie babies w/ cocoa and eating chocolate too. I couldn't find too much on it but there's definitely a significant amount of caffeine in it - maybe that was causing me to be up, exhausted, but unable to fall asleep.
Thoughts at 34 weeks:
* When do you go to the hospital this time around? Last time it was wait as long as possible - this time goes quicker right - so what are the guidelines? (haven't looked it up yet)
*Epidural - get it right away? or try to go natural round 2 and end up getting epidural anyway?
Can you feel a whole lot of pain when you are pushing and having contractions if you go natural?