38 weeks + pics

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

38.5 Weeks and Still Pregnant. I wasn't sure I would make it this far but here we are! I am still feeling good, but I'm getting to the point where I am READY to NOT be pregnant anymore.

Bear with me here: but I just want my body back (not the shape but the control over how I feel).
This may sound selfish but....
I want to know that the pain in my legs is from lifting, squatting, jumping- NOT because my hips are opening to birth a child. I want to know that I'm hungry because I haven't eaten enough to support my workouts or because I'm carb depleted, instead of constantly roller-coastering up and down and not knowing whether or not I'll be starving one minute but full the next. I'm ready to have a body that I can kind of "KNOW" instead of the constant questions and uncertainties.

And mostly- I want to stare at this baby that has been created and nourished inside me and know that I did this. My body. My strength. My nourishment. I want to hold that in my arms and love it. I am ready.

sorry- off soapbox.

Dr's appointment yesterday:
still 3cm dilated, more effaced (closer to 100%). Baby is still head down. Externally I measure about 3 weeks behind. But the ultrasound says baby is looking healthy and average size and roughly 7lbs right now. My fluid is just a bit low so we are going to keep monitoring that. She did say it's possible I will go into labor before our next appointment next Tuesday because my bag of waters is tight. If I haven't by Tuesday then we will have another ultrasound and appt then to check the fluids. If they are below a certain number then we will be going in that night to have a baby!

That's about it for now. Glad that I am still feeling good and able to get my fitness minutes in. My goal is to get my 1200 like each month before I go into labor. I've only got about 300 to go! NO EXCUSES!! (although having a baby in the last week would be a free pass... I mean labor counts as a workout right?!)

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    I understand how you feel. I am 39W3d today, I am feeling great, but i would love to get my body back. Good luck. Hope all goes well.
    1491 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    emoticon I hope u breastfeed your baby. I gained 50# (like an idiot) with my first pregnancy but lost it all by 3 months since I just breastfed him (did not drink milk, but I took Flintstone chewable vitamins.) I was happy to be back down to 124# when he was 3 months old. I had had him Feb. 1st and once it turned cold in Chicago in November and with the Holidays, I gained like crazy over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, so not smart. With the next three I knew better. LOL When I had my fifth one at 41, the weight didn't come off and I was to busy to nurse her, so I didn't lose and that wasn't good.
    Glad u like to exercise.
    1493 days ago
    Labor is the most intense workout ever!! It totally counts :)

    You look amazing, and it's great that you still feel so good!!! But I know what you mean by just wanting your body back. I was at that point around 37 weeks - ready to be done! You're so close - soon you'll be holding your sweet little guy! :)
    1493 days ago
    1493 days ago
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