Somehow my last “official” pregnancy update was from 34 weeks. How did three more weeks just fly by?!
If you’ve been following my workout updates on Sundays, you saw that I manged to get in some decent runs, spin classes and weight circuits in weeks 35 and 36. Last week was different.
Week 37 decided to remind me that I am indeed pregnant and my body is changing in ways that are out of my control. Last week, I began to have back pressure and pain toward the end of every day, something my midwife has been asking me about for weeks now because of how low the baby sits (and the fact that baby is sunny side up and putting a lot of pressure on my back).
Along with the back ache, running felt off so most of my runs were switched to walks last week. And then this weekend I felt great and I got in a slow four miles yesterday. So I may have 1 or 2 runs left in me, but regardless of when I stop, I’m happy to have run for as long as I did.
Here’s the belly at weeks 35 and 36:
We need to take a 37 week picture, other than the one from the pool yesterday.
What else is happening:
How far along: 37 weeks, 3 days
Total weight gain: up 16-17 lbs (almost exactly where I was with my first)
Maternity clothes: I am living in dresses and comfy skirts and loving them.
Sleep: I hit the point where my bladder is officially squashed and I get up at least once a night to pee.
Miss anything: Energy! Comfortably bending over. Motivation to cook. Runs faster than 10:00 pace.
Movement: I forgot how strong babies get by the end- some of these kicks hurt!
Food cravings: My appetite is back full force- this time the most appealing foods are carbs and sweets, but I’m also eating a lot of chicken, salmon, sauerkraut, greens, nut butter with banana, watermelon and scrambled egg wraps.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Hummus is not appealing. Dark chocolate is losing it’s appeal, too.
Have you started to show yet: No denying it!
Happy or moody most of the time: Just this past week the heat and poor sleep was hitting me- I’d say I was more moody than usual, but still generally in a good mood. I’m ready to be done!
Looking forward to: Meeting this little one!
I’m really excited to be in the home stretch. Which leads me to my question for today- any guesses on a due date?
Here are a few facts to consider:
- Official due date is August 1
- My daughter came ten days early, at 38 and a half weeks (this doesn’t necessarily mean anything!)
Due date guesses? Maybe I can even come up with a prize for the winner. 🙂
Did anyone else have back pain toward the end of their pregnancy? I didn’t feel any aches or cramping until I went into labor with L, so it’s all new to me.