Sunday, November 16, 2008

35 weeks and lots of contractions

Went to the gym today, first time since Tuesday (when I did a 3 mile walk with a little tiny bit of running). Did 2 miles on the elliptical, and lifted just enough to remember how to do it! Nothing major, but better than the previous 4 days of nothing. Guess my motivation is waning. This morning before the gym I was on the couch reading, and noticed I was having BH contractions all the time...like, all the time. Still not painful or anything, just frequent. Fred and I went shoe shopping (no, not something my husband would normally be caught dead doing, but he needed some) after the gym, and honestly I just didn't want to be walking around. So I've been back on the couch since. Which isn't so good for my back. Geez, I sound pregnant. I FEEL pregnant. I even LOOK pregnant! But at 35 weeks, I guess it's about time.


Tomorrow is November 17th...a while back I posted about having a dream that the kid was born (speedily and painlessly!) on "the 17th." So tomorrow I might be a little nervous. I'm starting to count on having her here within 3 weeks...I hope that doesn't jinx me to be a 42 weeker...

I just ate a salad for dinner ONLY because I know we have Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia (frozen yogurt, though) in the freezer. I wanted to skip dinner altogether and just have the fro yo, but...I still have some self control.

Oh, and Friday night I had a baby shower. It was weird...my mom's friends threw it, but they are all in Michigan, and I'm here. So there were about 10 people at her house, and 4 at mine, and we used Skype to hang out and they watched me open presents. Strange, but nice. We got some cute things (admittedly, most I had opened before Friday, as they'd been coming in the mail for 2 weeks), and some $$ and gift cards so we can go out and buy the expensive car seat. But the best gift? This:

7 comments:

X-Country2 said...

Yeah, you don't look all that pregnant. :o)

Adorable little sheep. How fun!

Mama Simmons said...

I think it's amazing how differently you're carrying than I did!
I read the title of your blog today "35 weeks and lots of contractions" and my first thought was, "Oh, I remember that!" :)
My omney says you have 2 more weeks... but what do I know?

erika p said...

Yeah, this all sounds familiar to me too - the frequent contractions, suddenly not wanting to move...yeah, I also give you a week or two.

'Bout time you started looking and feeling pregnant. Geez - you're almost done already...you have to suffer a little. :) Just teasing...you look great - and the belly is still not that big!

Sending good labor and birth vibes your way...

erika p said...

I just went back to your 33 week belly picture...quite a bit bigger and lower (if that's possible for your kid) now, just two weeks later. Yeah, that kind of change happened to me too, about a week before Austin was born. I'll wager you have a week left (and two weeks is taken already anyway) :)

*aron* said...

you are looking more pregnant but still not 35 weeks pregnant! esp with the shirt down :)

TrainingtoTri said...

Good luck, I hope it happens for you soon!

lilrunner N.D. said...

Oh man, take it easy!!! you look great!!!! 35 weeks and you look like what people look like at 20 weeks!!!
I hope little lady comes soon!! I'll have to figure out the BH and what they feel like to see if I am having them or what. Hope you aren't too uncomfy!! almost there!!