Sunday, July 04, 2010

Counting Down

I hit 38 weeks yesterday and I must say I spoke too soon about another level of uncomfortableness. :) In the past couple days I went from being OK to being past uncomfortable. For how much back issues I have had in the past and not had problems during pregnancy, that finally changed two days ago. For the first time since being pregnant I asked EZ for a back massage last night. I am pretty impressed that I made it this far without asking for one.

I even spend part of my day stretching my back (and other muscles too)...and yesterday I was doing some stretching on my balance ball and Newton decided he needed to cuddle with me:

This only lasted a few min, since having a 14lb cat on your back isn't the most comfortable. (I would have not lasted anything had it been Killer who decided to get up there).

I am still working out a good bit, doing something every day. I thought my days of running were over but I managed to jog 1 1/2 miles the other day. Then I found myself waddling around (in a bit of pain) the rest of the day and EZ told me that I might want to not run...something about loose ligaments, wider pelvis and a babies head jumping up and down might cause some what could feel like bruising, and yup that is about what it felt like that day.

We are also getting some last min things done around the house. EZ is working on installing a sensor exhaust fan in the upstairs bathroom for the kitties. Basically, when they walk to where the litterbox is, the sensor triggers the exhaust fan to run for a set amount of time. He did accidentally drill a hole in the wall coming through the attic though. So now it is a bit more repair work up there he has to do.

We have also been enjoying the cooler weather this week by eating outdoors on our deck and had another smores night on our patio which was nice. And What an exciting time for sports! World Cup Soccer, Wimbledon finals today, Dale Jr wins in the 3 car on Friday night, and of course the tour started yesterday and Lance totally rocked. At least there is something to keep my mind off the fact that BZ is still in the belly.

Alright...enough updates. Here is a picture of me at 38 weeks (+1 day). Enjoy all the 4th of July festivities!


If the shoe FITZ.... said...

You look just great! I know the "fun" comfortable days are gone, but soon you will hold BZ and all will be forgotten! Best of luck and can't wait to hear all about it!

Rebecca DeWire said...

You look fantastic! And I love the pic of your cat on your back, that is pretty funny.

Krista said...

Comment by Amelia regarding the belly picture - "Whoa!" :)

Rebecca Wills said...

I love the picture of you and Newton!

Alicia Parr said...

Impressive that you managed to run, even 1.5 miles, at 38 weeks. Love the picture with the cat and so did Remy. He had a lot to say about it (meow, cat, back, etc.) and every time I tried to scroll down to read the rest of the post he commanded, "Again!" (so he could see the picture again)