Whoops! Another late post. This is starting to become a trend, but I can’t help it. Life is getting busier by the day in preparation for Baby Mason’s arrival. This past Saturday, I was officially 30 weeks and have entered what I think of as the home stretch.
It’s not obvious at all that I like to Google Image search for pictures of fruits and vegetables is it? That watermark is totally normal.
This week we picked up the crib and dresser set for the nursery and worked on getting it assembled. As you can see, we are not nearly finished. Apparently I picked out a dresser that was crafted in the in the hellfires of frustration as it consists of like 40 steps to assemble. Thus, why there are no drawers.
If we can assemble a drawer a week, we should get it put together sometime in June.
What else is new? For those that want to know
How I’m feeling: Energy levels have been pretty steady. I am finding that I do get a little tired more frequently, but it’s usually after I’ve likely done too much. For example, I got winded after walking a mile and climbing up 6 flights of steps to watch this kid graduate on Saturday (Congrats Lil Bro).
I also got really tired again on Sunday. But then again, I ran 3.5 miles, went grocery shopping, assembled a crib and partially assembled a dresser all in a row. Probably too much in a row for the third trimester. I continue to experience the heinous cramps at night. Last night, the arch of my foot cramped and I had to get out of bed and walk it out. Several nights before, I had both calfs simultaneously lock up as I was getting out of bed. They cramped so badly I had to use the floor to pull my toes back up. Gosh darn.
How Running is Going: Let’s just say it is going. Not as well as that miraculous 5.6 mile run at 27 weeks (Union City), but I’m still getting out there. Pretty sure that Baby Mason has shifted position and is getting closer to being in a head down position. How do I know this? Because when I run now, I feel like I have constant pressure on my bladder and lower abdomen. Also, his or her legs are doing tap dances on my diaphragm, making me more conscious of my perceived exertion. I am happy I have been able to continue running this long. Still not sure how long it will last, but I have an arbitrary goal to make it to 34-35 weeks before I quit cold turkey. We’ll see.
Weight Gain: At my last OB appointment, I was up 15 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. Right on target.
Baby Mason: At my last OB appointment, Baby’s heart rate remains steady in the 130’s. Although, when more active, it shoots up to the 160’s. (I keep saying it’s because he or she is already training in there for future athletic endeavors). Every healthcare practitioner says the same thing, “You have a VERY active baby”. Everyone has started to give me their gender predictions. Old wive’s tales literally have no backing whatsoever, and everyone likes to tell you…”Oh, you’re carrying low so it’ll be a boy” or “Oh, the heart rate has been higher, so it will be a girl”. Rest assured, it will be one or the other in July. 🙂