At my midwife appointment on Tuesday she said she was surprised I hadn’t gone in to labor yet from running… but then said it’s equally as possible baby girl is so used to it that it doesn’t faze her. I have a feeling it’s the latter because I ran 7 miles last weekend and did a lot of housework with Dave and felt nary a contraction. In fact, I have yet to feel a single Braxton Hicks. I never felt them with Leo either and since I only had back labor with him, I actually have no idea what a contraction feels like. It’ll be a “fun” surprise! I haven’t been checked for dilation or anything yet but that will happen tomorrow.
Everything is still feeling good and I have had absolutely no signs of labor, which makes me think baby girl is going to come late. Running feels comfortable and fairly easy and I’m hitting 4 miles most days without a problem. I have a new pair of running shoes waiting for me – I told myself if I’m still running at 40 weeks then I can switch to them. Food still is kind of “meh” for me, although honeycrisp apples and cheddar cheese always sound amazing. And the chewy chocolate chip cookies that Kimberly gave me from Trader Joe’s (oh wait, those are all gone).
Every morning I wake up and think, “maybe she’ll come today!” and every night I go to bed thinking, “oh thank goodness she didn’t come today.” Leo, while doing better, is still a complete mess. The steroids helped his breathing immensely but have messed a brother up. His sleep is terrible – short naps and on Sunday morning he woke up at 2:30am for the day. He also has some serious ‘roid rage, which is crazy when added on top of exhaustion and normal toddler irrationality. Sunday was just insane. He was pretty much in a constant temper tantrum from 2:30am until he went to bed at 5pm, with short reprieves for a brief nap, a walk outside, a car ride, some coloring, and a bath. Other than that it was full meltdown over everything and nothing. Exhausting for all of us, to say the least.
In any case, we’re hoping now that the steroids are done (Sunday was the last dose) he’ll be able to even out. Back to baby – here are some pictures of baby girl’s room (ignore the homebirth supplies – those won’t be there after she’s here!):
Kim requested a picture of the freezer, so here it is!
Recent addition to the freezer: lactation cookies (taste more like granola bars than cookies, but really good)