Over the weekend, we went to David's family's house to celebrate his mom's birthday party! Alot of family was there and they were all shocked I was still pregnant. (Trust me, I am too.) We had a great time though - good food and catching up with everyone!
David is going to make such a great daddy!!! Although these bump pictures have been fun, I am SO looking forward to having pictures of the three of us together. I can't wait to see how our little family looks :-)
Me at 40+ weeks and David's cousin Nora at almost 20!! Super exciting that we're both expecting.
I feel good most days, and still able to run about 15 miles a week (I'm happy with that for now). The only thing I HATE about being past my due date is analyzing every little twinge or cramp, thinking, "is that it!!!????". I think I'm giving up on ever having this baby. And for those of you who have asked, no, I am definitely not opting for an induction. I'm not that impatient!
Food-wise I feel like I've been starving recently. (Though that was supposed to decrease or something the last few weeks?) So I've been eating more, at least it seems like it. Smoothies with chocolate protein powder in them are my favorite right now, as are crackers with avacado and cheese on them :-) I also experimented making my own frozen yogurt last week and WOWZA! It was good!!!
My ending weight gain at this point seems to be about 9-10 lbs (so hard to tell with water-weight and stuff). My doctor is completely fine with that, and I am very happy with it as well! It's been a challenge, but I have worked really really hard at eating clean and working out this entire pregnancy, more than I ever thought possible. That coupled with this being my first baby, I think getting back to my normal ole' self shouldn't be too much work afterwards!
Which is good, because I started school yesterday and yikes - my schedule is full this semester. On top of having a brand new baby, I feel like sleep will be my ultimate priority, not working out :-/ I'm trying to really up my water intake too, as it's been super hot out and the more dehydrated I am, the more Braxton Hicks I have and the more crampy I feel (yuck). I never thought that I would have this many Braxton Hicks, or that they could be so intense at times! I know they aren't the real thing, but they can sure suck the breath right out of you!
I'm so tired of being pregnant!!!!! I haven't loved it most of it, honestly. But I spend the majority of my time these days dreaming of what it will be like to look into my daughter's eyes for the very first time after all these months of waiting and preparing. I know it will be totally worth it at that point.