Yesterday I hit 36 weeks...I am now less than a month away from BZ guesstimated arrival. However, I have a feeling that she will come early. Things are starting to get uncomfortable, things meaning parts of me and the sleep is still come and go but not too bad. I also think that she has "dropped" because I definitely feel lots of lower pressure now too. Even with walking. I did manage to have a few good walk/runs this week. But I told EZ this morning after my 5 miles (maybe 2-2.5 of it was slow running/jogging) that it is a different level of uncomfortableness when I run. So I am not sure how many more run/walk days I will have from here on out. They might turn more into just walk days. I would be perfectly fine with this if it wasn't so hot here. This morning I went out from 7-8 and it was already almost 80 with 90% humidity. I might have to start going for walks in the middle of the night!
I am still swimming 2-3 times per week. Only a mile each time, which feel like enough for me. I started with only able to do 50's straight and now I am up to 150's straight for almost the whole mile, so I feel like I am getting stronger in the water but it is still difficult to drag my large belly through the water.
I think we have gotten all things together for BZ's arrival. The bag is all packed with a list of things that need to be grabbed when we leave (phone charger for one). I put together my bead necklace for strength from the baby showers. I will not be wearing said necklace as it is rather heavy but I will be bringing in and hanging it up in the room for support. Basically, at two of my showers, everyone that came brought a bead that either they thought symbolized me or reminded them of me or they just liked. I then put them together so that everyone could be with me at the hospital during birth. Here is a picture of the necklace:
I also spent this morning figuring out the breast pump. It was the last thing I had wanted to do before heading to the hospital and I got it all working and whatnot and actually tried on the hands free pumping wrap JF gave me and tried it out. Everything works good...or so I think. Who knows...I don't know if I know what I am doing. I freaked out yesterday and emailed my sister about diapers. :) I think that no one really KNOWS what they are doing in the beginning with their first, so all you can do is figure out as you go, right?
Alright...here is a picture of me at 36 weeks. Please ignore the fact that I did not bother to get nicely dressed while taking this photo: