My midwife told me that I could keep running as long as I "listened to my body." I am pretty sure this is what she meant. So, I am slowing it down even more. I ran with some ladies from church on Monday night, who are doing the couch to 5k program. They alternated 2 minutes running with 1 min walking. I had no pain after that, so I will follow a similar plan for the next couple weeks.
The little one should arrive mid-October. October would have been the month that I really got back into marathon training. I still hope to run at least a half-marathon in February or March. But, we shall see how quickly I am able to bounce back after delivery. I figure, why not aim high?
I have not been great about blogging pregnancy updates, and I somewhat regret that. I love reading other blogger's pregnancy updates. So, here's an official update:
How far along - 27 weeks and 1 day
Maternity clothes - Oh, yes. I am blessed that I have had a ton of clothes lent to me.
Weight gain - 17 lbs. I had hoped to stay around 25 lbs for the entire pregnancy, but if I gain a pound a week from here on out, that will put me at 30. I can't imagine where I'd be if I hadn't kept up exercising and eating (fairly) well. Sheesh! I noticed my weight gain picked up a bit after I started following the Brewer Diet recommendations for protein. It takes quite a bit of food to get 90-120 grams of protein each day. But, since doing that, I quit noticing swelling in the evenings. I also have much more energy and don't need afternoon naps.
Stretch marks - None.... yet. But, the heparin shots do leave me a bit bruised up. So, there will NOT be any bare belly maternity pics. (Not that I was really planning on it.)
Belly Button - Innie and I am wiling to bet it stays that way.
Sleep - Sleep and I have always been BFF. Thankfully, I am the worlds HEAVIEST sleeper so the little one's movements don't keep me up. Stephen says he has touched my tummy while I was sleeping and the baby was moving around. Meanwhile, I was dead to the world. I am sure I will sleep lighter once our little one arrives!
Movement - Yes. Most active an hour after I walk/run or as I am trying to go to sleep. But, it seems our little one is pretty quiet compared to what I hear from other prego ladies.
Food I'm loving - Dairy - Milk, greek yogurt, sour cream, cheese!
Food I'm hating - Not a thing!
Symptoms - Somedays, I don't really feel pregnant. So, I just now asked Stephen, "What are my symptoms?" He said, "Belly." I had to laugh, because that's about it lately (if you don't count the pains I had from my run).
Gender - Still don't know! And won't until they arrive. :) Most of the votes have been for a boy, but my mom and sisters say girl. I honestly have NO idea. Apparently, I am not one of those mamas that "just know."
What I'm looking forward to - IKEA! I am visiting my parents in a couple weeks so I will be in the vicinity of an IKEA and have a few things picked out there. (crib, rocker, high chair)
What I miss - Enjoying running.
Emotions - I cry a little more easily, but no totally crazy mood swings.