Friday, June 20, 2014

34 Weeks

How far along: 34 Weeks
Maternity clothes: All day, everyday
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Sleep has been rough this week - one night I kept waking up short of breath. I have a slight cold and allergies which haven't helped either. Caved in and took half a Benadryl (12.5mg) which made such a difference!
Best moment of the week: Getting the news the I have been accepted into the University of Florida's Nurse Midwifery program! Being a DIE HARD Florida State fan (and alumni) it's been hard to accept the fact that I am now a student at UF. However, I know the education will be excellent! While I'm terrified to be having a baby in 6 weeks and starting school roughly 3 weeks after that (the program is online), I know I have the greatest support system anyone could ask for!
Worst moment of the week: I hate to sound repetitive, but work continues to kick my butt. Within this last week, my back pain went from almost nonexistent to hardcore aches and pain that brings me to tears.
Running/Workouts: Distance and pace have slowed down significantly. I've found a happy place in running 3 miles in 30 minutes at 10 min/mile pace. No more sprints every five minutes and I don't really like to run longer than 30 minutes. Overall, I'm still getting an hour of cardio 4 times a week, and occasionally throwing in some light weight lifting.
Missing anything: No
Movement: She is an active little one (kicking me right now as I type this). Watching my belly move around and having people feel her never gets old
Cravings: Same old - I did get my Olive Garden salad fix thanks to dinner out with my Mom and Phil this week
Things that make me queasy: I haven't thrown up in a couple weeks now, but still will have occasional gagging fits
Energy level: Pretty tired all the time
Labor signs: None, just my usual contractions
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring on or off: On
Mood: Tired, whiney (sorry to those around me when I'm at my most whiney state)
Looking forward to: Spending some time in the pool this week if the rain decides to stay away
Something surprising about being pregnant: I've never really experienced back pain in my entire life. WOW is all I have to say. Most of my back pain has been in my upper back, but throughout the day my lower back hurts as well. It's unreal. It's definitely worse when I'm working (big shocker there). If I could get a prenatal massage everyday, I would (I think insurance companies should routinely cover that). Once it kicks in, it's hard to find relief. I know it's not permanent, and I know it's such a small sacrifice to make - but any tips or tricks you have to alleviate some of the pain, I'd love to hear them!

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