Running Around

As of today, I am officially more pregnant than I have ever been. Can you all feel it, too?
(Saturday at Crown Fountain in Millennium Park)

This photo exaggerates my belly a bit, but I'm pretty sure this point in pregnancy is all about exaggeration anyway. I swear my horizontal stripes look more horizontal from the front.

I had an ultrasound on Friday that let me know Magnolia is 6 pounds 4 ounces (at 35 weeks and 2 days). I'm terrified of having a huge baby. If I go full term, and she gains the average amount of weight, I'm looking at a 9 pounder. Yikes. I can't be induced. So it's go into labor naturally while I can still physically deliver her, or have a c-section again. I'm hoping to avoid a c-section.

Since I've been off of bed rest, I have been pounding the pavement. I've walked at least three miles every day, except for today...there was a freak thunderstorm that lasted all day. The best I've been able to do so far is contractions every 3 minutes for an hour. It is so weird for me to not have contractions all the time, even if they're not regular. Something about my hospital stay shocked my uterus into pregnancy compliance. I'm happy about that, but I hope she learns how to revolt again pretty soon...maybe when my last shot of progesterone starts wearing off. I have a doctor appointment on Wednesday, I'll be 36 weeks, holy smokes! There really is an end in sight. Even 40 weeks doesn't seem so far off from here. And if I make it to 40 weeks, I might as well roll over to my dream due date. Do you all remember it? July 4th.

Is a pregnancy optimist being born as I type this?

We'll see. I might just be in a better place now that the sun has gone down and I'm not sitting in a puddle of my own sweat, and the swelling in my feet has gone down.

Check it....
I even ran after Cora while she was playing in the fountain. I look forward to running again when this little baby is on the outside of me. I've been having dreams about it. You know the kind - where you run like you've never run before and aren't the least bit weary.

1 comment:

  1. You are too cute! I love your belly and am excited that you are made it to 36 weeks- today I think right?



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