(How do you like my "Whoville" pants, as J calls them. I actually have two pair of these Old Navy special - highly recommended for comfort and Dr. Seuss style.)
Tomorrow I will be 35 weeks pregnant. Total weight gain: 18.5 lbs. I am posting today because we may or may not have power tomorrow/this weekend in the wake of Hurricane Earl. This will be my inaugural hurricane so needless to say I'm a bit nervous.
Running is going well, better than it was, say, 6 weeks ago when both my legs and lungs felt heavy. The only major concern these days is that after a run my left IT band is feeling tight. I'm hoping it holds until I give birth after which point I will have a forced break, probably long enough for it (and me!) to recover. I'm still hoping to run 1000 miles this calendar year and have decided that I want to try to get in 800 before the baby comes. This means I need to continue to run 23 miles a week and can't give birth until October 9, the day after my due date. I have also decided that October 9th will be my last 10k even if I am still pregnant the following Saturday though I will continue to run past 40 weeks, just no more than 4 miles at a time. Running 6 miles at 40W + 1 Day is enough for this cat. I mean, really. (I also used this last phrase in a recent survey the Department of Defense sent out to military spouses asking their opinions on the possible repealing of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" law. But that is for another post, another time..... maybe.)
My belly is looking "ready to pop" according to a dumb teenage lifeguard at the pool yesterday but surprisingly I have very little "bigness" discomfort. The pain I get in my back is because of baby hitting a nerve and is acute rather than chronic. I hope this doesn't mean she will want to be face up as that could mean a rather long and arduous labor.
This afternoon we will be bringing in boxes from the garage to a. go through and find baby stuff and b. make room in the garage for all of the garbage bins, lawn furniture, and various other outdoor items that could blow around in high winds. This includes my brand new car which I don't fancy being crushed by a tree so hopefully we will be able to jigsaw it in. I also don't fancy our house being crushed by trees so, y'know, wish us luck or something, especially since we live less than 10 miles from the, uh, Atlantic Ocean.