Monday, August 30, 2010

Baby's Here!!!!!

Nathan was born on Wenesday at 2:19am!!  He weighed just under 9lbs!  I made it through labor naturally-- though I had to be induced on Tuesday.  Pitocin stinks but we have a healthy baby boy and mom!!!

I was in Labor an Delivery room 2! 

More of and update later!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Still here 40+ weeks

Still here.  Still hanging out.

I go from being total excited/anxious and impatient to feeling like I have so much I can still get done before a little one arrives. 

So, I wait.

Today I did some serious nesting.  Not sure if it was an activity to keep me busy or the actual instincts that can take place before birth.  Either way, I got a lot done-- I picked up the house, vacuumed, re-organized the entire bathroom, cleaned out the fridge and gave it a good wipe down, threw a dinner in the crockpot and did laundry.  Now I am hanging out and hope to be chilled out on the couch the rest of the night with a good book, movie or laptop.

Good thoughts and prayers in this direction would be appreciated for a speedy (natural) delivery and healthy baby.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

40 weeks on Friday

Friday is the "official" due date and 40 weeks.  I am mentally ready to have this kiddo, though I physically feel good still.  I am not one of the miserable "get-this-kid-out-of-me" mamas.  BUT... I am growing anxious and eager to meet this kiddo.  It is on my mind almost constantly.

I was running this morning and started out a bit faster than usual.  After a mile I had a strong pain in my lower abdomen, so I decided to walk.  After a few minutes, it went away.  BUT... every pain, weird feeling or strange symptom makes you wonder if labor is beginning.  Will today be the day?  Is this early labor?  Was that something or nothing?

Another anxiety is work.  Tomorrow is my last day.  My company was not excited about me working up to labor (its not like the movies, people!) and asked that I make tomorrow the start of maternity leave.  What will I do with all that time if I don;t go into labor soon?!  So tomorrow is my last day for at least 5 more (paid weeks off) and then who knows.  I at least will not be back on a full time basis however it happens to work out.  That's a little unusual since I have been working outside the house since I was 16 and full time outside the house for 6 years.  Plus, I've never had a kiddo before.  Talk about some life changes on my horizon! 

It's stuff I just can't plan-- and I am a planner.  So-- that's exciting and challenging too.

Enough rambling and back to work here for a few more hours...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Confessions of a Pregnant Runner

I'm not going to lie... at 38.5 weeks, running is more and more difficult.  Besides being ready to meet my little bambino (sp?), I am ready to have a kiddo just so I can quit running while pregnant!  There.  I said it.

And... to answer a previous rhetorical question I asked.  Yes. It can. Get Hotter!  It is literally the hottest year on history in Kentucky since like the 1930s or something.  Ouch.  And I would be pregnant through it.

Not only is this belly getting out there, I am having some not-fun pregnancy symptoms in the lower regions.  I will spare any real details for the blog, but know that the "baby dropping" may not always be the most pleasant or exciting news.  Plus, I read it can still mean a good 2-4 weeks left in your pregnancy. 

So there.  I confessed.  It's not always rainbows and butterflies around here.

I'll keep you posted when there is a baby to report and will definitely post photos when I can!'

~Running For Two

Photo at 38 weeks... 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Teenage Boys

My appetite has been out of this world the last week or so... I feel like a teenage boy!  I can't get enough to eat, even though eating too much makes me feel totally miserable!  I'm guessing this big kiddo is requiring some extra food these days!
On Friday I pulled weeds in our yard for nearly 3 hours (it had been very neglected with the heat here).  Since it was a low humidity day, it actually felt amazing in the shade.  Well, all went well until the next day when I realized my squatting and bending over for this long had used inner thigh muscles that obviously needed some work! 

So Sunday's run was pretty much a hot mess.  I would have skipped it altogether had it not been for my husbands encouragement.  So I did my two miles and it was painful!  It was sore during and meant that bending over or squatting were out-of-the-question for the rest of the day. 

With that run as my last memory, I was happy to feel good again for my run this morning.  I did another 2 and have felt better again today.

I think its worth sharing the ups and downs, because pregnant running is just like life-- it's not always rainbows and butterflies even when my last optimistic post read like it is.

I think we're down to 17 days... give or take when the kiddo actually decides to come.  Then I'll let you know how postpartum running and having a baby outside my body stacks up.