I've reached my due date! Labor Day. The irony. I'm still feeling pretty good all things considered. Being 40 weeks pregnant doesn't suck nearly as bad as I thought it would. I envisioned not being able to move from the couch, eating everything I could get my hands on, and having epic mood swings.
Generally, my day to day life is pretty much the usual. I'm still working out 4-5x a week. My diet has definitely been horrible but I've gained within the recommended amount (35 lbs now) so I figure yolo and I'll get back on track after the baby is here. I don't want to restrict calories while breastfeeding but I really need to start eating vegetables again, and pretty much eliminate sugar.
It took me 80 minutes to walk a 5k on Saturday. I was so tempted to skip my walk but I was just feeling lazy, not like I really needed a break. Within a few minutes of getting outside I had some ladies run by and say "lookin' good mama!" Oh how I needed that push! I don't think I could have walked 80 minutes without that little motivation.
This weekend I received the most amazing package from my friend Elaine. Two years ago I visited her in New Orleans, and I saw her last year when she came down to Pensacola. We've been friends for ages now but only get to see each other about once a year. She just had a beautiful baby girl a few months ago, and sent me this cocoon she knit herself that her baby loved. She also made the most incredible smelling herbal sitz bath mix. There were all sorts of other goodies in the box. I'm so lucky to have such amazing friends! I absolutely love handmade gifts. So thoughtful. This week I decorated my Happy Planner for the babies arrival! With the movers coming Sept 14 we will likely induce later this week if he doesn't come on his own. I really wanted to avoid that route, but it seems like our best option at this point.
Do you guys notice anything different? My site layout is finally complete! I LOVE it and am so, so happy with the work my designer did. Jeff has been amazing and I cannot recommend him enough. I'm planning on branching out and doing some online blog coaching, and maybe fitness coaching, in the next few weeks and can't wait to have Jeff help me out with adding those options to the site.
I have my 40 week appointment tomorrow. Fingers crossed I've made lots of progress!
How was your weekend? What are you looking forward to this week?