Wednesday, March 18, 2009

35 weeks and the countdown continues

Seriously how nice has this weather been! It is just what the doctor ordered for a 35 week pregnant woman. Gary is loving it too as he has gotten out for a few bike rides lately, so jealous! I took the dogs for a nice brisk 3 mile walk last night. They don’t even know how they got so lucky. They had such short walks all winter b/c the sidewalks were icy for so long I had to walk in my big old snow boots and it was dangerous for me. With them it takes us about 50 mins to cover 3 miles. Which isn’t too bad considering I have to stop and clean up poop a few times! Walking has really become my main form of exercise at this point, I haven’t been to the gym in forever. I am trying to walk at least 10 miles a week. But I am not stressing about it. I have 5-6 weeks at most before this baby arrives and I am trying to relax, spend time with the dogs and husband and get the amazing amount of stuff we need done around the house done. When you couple that with a 9pm bedtime (which is about as late as I can make it) and a 7am wake uptime (which is as early as I can handle and still function) there aren’t many hours in the day! I should be picking up the weights though, I need to remind myself to at least do my stair pushups and coffee table dips more often. I’m sure carrying around an infant will get my arms back in shape quickly enough. I hope! I am 35 days away from my due date, which just seem like forever and nothing at the same time. Next week I start weekly doc appts. I better start getting my work stuff in order!

I had a great baby shower this past weekend. I am so blessed to have such great friend and family. And you know what, quite a few of those friends were made from blogging. A lot of people don’t get the whole internet thing, but it is amazing what great friends can shake out of it. If it wasn’t for running, I wonder who I’d be friends with! I love my running buddies. I cannot wait to get back out there! I am not even dreading how hard it is going to be b/c I know it’ll take me at least a month to be able to probably run 1-2 miles straight, but at least I’ll be doing it. I need to get the running jogger out of the basement my friend gave me and look it up online. I need to figure out when I can put a baby in it and see if there is some sort of infant seat for it, I sure hope so! Although I am super lucky that I will have Gary home with me the first 6 weeks, so if I can get back to running after a few weeks, I should get 3 good weeks of running in before I have to worry about taking the baby with me too. Soooo much is going to change. I am scared, but ready. I am feeling so much more at peace now that the nursery is done and everything is put away.

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Christine said...

Did I happen to mention what blog name I thought of? Raising & Running...sort of like Trying to Tri. I cant remember if I ever posted that..haha. YOu are ALLLMOST done!

Trishie said...

oh I like that ^^ ... wow, you are so close !


And I can't speak from experience, but this is the time when everyone says you should relish your SLEEP!!

Supalinds said...

Wow 35 weeks already! You are going to be a great mom!!

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