Baby is due in less than two weeks! Can you believe it?? I could have him at any time. I think I'm ready. The last of the things I'd ordered arrived. The car seat is installed. The stroller and pack & play are ready. The clothes are washed and organized. I did a maternity photo session a few days ago (will share when I can!). We toured the labor & delivery floor of the hospital last week and now know where to go and park and check in and all that goodness. I just need to pack a hospital bag--that's it!
The countdown is ON!
So what does this mean for running for this gigantically pregnant runner? Last Thursday (at 37 weeks) I had a wonderful run/walk in the park. I was thrilled that baby was positioned so I could do this. Then Saturday I decided to try my 4 mile route and slowly run some if possible. And that was when I knew it was time to call it on running until after baby. If I'd had a phone I would have called Mr. Joanna to come get me. That's right folks, the running has come to a stop until I get medical clearance to R2R (to steal Red's phrase) after baby comes. I've also imposed a 5k limit on myself for walking, and, I'm not sure there will be many more walks. Most of the time even walking is pretty uncomfortable at this point.
But let me be clear: I'm totally OK with this. I am cherishing these last days of my pregnancy and the sweetness of wondering who this little boy is who I'll meet so soon. The discomfort comes with the territory and I love these last days of waiting and wondering. And it has to be said, I'm beyond happy that I was able to run through 37 weeks. I'll always be proud of that.
@ 38 weeks
So who wants to play a little game? What do you say we open a Baby Brother Pool 2012?? To enter, just leave a comment with your guess (day and time) on when Baby Brother will arrive. I'm due April 3. We'll play Price is Right rules. Winner gets a shout out and eternal bragging rights (because let's be honest, ain't no way I'm going to make it to the Post Office post-baby). Ha!