Well, it’s Monday and I am officially staring down my first full week being out of work. Time is going to be coming to screeching halt for me at this point. I’m 36 weeks pregnant, anxious to meet baby, supposed to be keeping my activity levels to a minimum at this point, and have no distraction other than some minimal things to do around the house.
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This past week was weird and all over the place. Monday I showed up to work and proceeded to inform my administrators it would be my last day due some disheartening news about the strength and frequency of my contractions after my doctors appointment on Friday. Arrangements were made, my sub was called in, I hung around to get a bunch of work done, then I left. And that was pretty much that for me and work. So much for making it through my work shower or the first quarter. Wishful thinking. Step count for Monday: 8,467. Extra walking: 1.5 miles with the Griz.
Tuesday we had our super frustrating follow up doctors appointment. We lingered in Syracuse for the day, spending some time with my dad. We took the doggies for a walk together before heading back home. Step count for Tuesday: 11,649. Extra walking: 1.85 miles total split between two dog walks.
Wednesday was my first real day off work. It was weird and I didn’t know entirely what to do with myself. I did a little tidying in the nursery and started on shower thank you notes, but otherwise I kept things pretty low key. Wednesday step count: 10,118. Extra walking: 2.75 miles with Griswold over two walks.
Thursday I was tired. So tired. My sleep is completely trashed. Sleeping on my back makes me snore, which wakes up hubby (and me, because I sound like a damn freight train), because the weight of my own body and the 6lbs parasite in my gut are crushing all my displaced organs making it impossible for me to breath. When I sleep on my sides my arms and hands fall asleep and my hips start burning in pain. I wake up pretty much every hour in pain and have to resituate, which is basically a workout in and of itself. Just rolling over from one side to the next is painful, slow, difficult, and knocks the wind right out of me. As for anything productive, I did a little tidying around the house and drove out to school to grab some back work from students to get graded for my sub, but that was mostly it. Step count for Thursday: 11,125. Extra walking: 1.1 mile with Griswold.
Friday was kind of a jam packed whirlwind of a day. We ended up back at the doctors. Yes, that makes three appointments in seven days. I’ll go into detail as to why on Wednesday, but my NST was long and was registered some might strong contractions all about ten minutes or so apart, as usual. Still not dilating though, so, ya know, useless contractions. Thanks, body. After what turned into way too long of an appointment, we went over to new Ashley Furniture store in town and bought lots of new stuff. We got a new sectional, new end tables, and a new dining room table. We were there for over three hours though, so between that and two hours at the doctors, I had become exceptionally cranky and swollen. We ended up being in Cuse all day, again. But we got a ton accomplished, so it was good. Step count for Friday: 7,733. No extra walking.
Saturday and Sunday turned into pretty lazy days for Hubs and I. We did a lot of just relaxing around home and decompressing. Steps for Saturday: 4,953 and no extra walking. Steps for Sunday 6,823 and a 1.4 mile walk with Griswold.
I’m not sure what this week will entail for me. I’d still really like to hit the pool at some point, I just haven’t quite gotten there yet. I have some light house work to get done, grading for school (yes, even though I’m on leave), finishing thank you cards from my shower, but really I’m supposed to be relaxing and not doing much. I had about a three hour stretch Sunday night where I was having regular and painful contractions, but I was able to get them to subside by taking a hot shower and laying down for a bit. I need Ellie to cook at least one more week so I do need to relax, for real. I just have a very hard time slowing down. I don’t well being unproductive and just sitting around. But I’ll give it a go if it means little girl stays put for a bit longer.
What was your best workout this week? Let me live vicariously through you!
Any seasoned moms reading want to throw some advice my way?