Last Saturday I finished another 5K. I have to say that even though I was 34 weeks, it was one of the most comfortable runs of this whole pregnancy! I ended up finishing in 30:50, which still feels ridiculously slow to me.....can't wait until I am running *normally* again. According to my midwife, assuming no tearing, stitches, etc. I could start running again 2-3 weeks post-delivery. Here are crossed fingers for a healthy baby and a natural delivery!
I'll have 35 weeks down tomorrow. Even though I am able to run comfortably, I feel so uncomfortable the rest of the time! I think running really clears my head and distracts me from how big I am, the everyday aches and pains of pregnancy, etc. The Braxton-Hicks contractions that I've been having for weeks have developed from being painless (just feeling tightening) to downright uncomfortable at times. I don't think sitting at my desk all day helps- although I do make sure to get up and walk around frequently. I am staying VERY hydrated as well, because I know that can contribute to BH as well. I have also noticed that sometimes the baby gets in this awful position that pushes against my belly button! I do everything I can to reposition him or her- it drives me crazy and is super uncomfortable.
I can't help but shake the feeling that this baby is going to come sooner rather than later, and that my body's gearing up for it. Of course, this could all be wishful thinking- it seems like every first-time-mama I know went AT LEAST 40 weeks. I'll try to remember to take a tummy pic after my run tomorrow.
PS- When this baby is born, I am soooo investing in some awesome new shoes!