Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Down, doobie doo down down . . .

At my last ob appointment, my doctor confirmed that I have indeed "dropped" so the baby is no longer freely floating above my pelvis. Instead, he's locked, loaded and ready to go: Head down, engaged in my pelvis. Of course "ready to go" could mean that he'll make his way out right around my due date (less than 5 weeks!), in 3 weeks, in 7 weeks or who knows when! But I'll take it because what it mostly means is that he's cooperating and doing what he should be doing at this point.

It also means that way back when I thought I had to pee all the time, I knew nothing. Nothing at all. Because now? Now? Now I really mean it. Now since the baby is down low, this peeing thing has become something totally different. Who knew?

Well, I probably should have, considering this is my second pregnancy and all. But, people, let me tell you: You forget things. Holy cow. You think you remember it all but, yeah, you don't. You just don't. I'm sure labor will bring all sorts of lovely surprises . . .

Anyway, I blame the low lie on why my last few attempts to run have been walks. The bouncing from running along with a low-lying baby . . . well, let's just say they're not the best combination. No biggie. I have all those lunges, squats and plies to fall back on. When I feel like it.

Would you like to know what else has been going down? I'll tell you. It's my mileage! Yes indeed. I ran a whopping 26.4 miles in August. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! That's funny. That's an average of . . . what? 4.5 miles a week. Ha! Of course I did have the 10 days in there when I thought I was done with running before I Brett Favred it right back in to action. So, I really only ran 3 weeks last month, and my mileage was more like 9 miles for each one.

And that is fine. We're closing in on the end as it is. I have more important things to do than run -- like figure out a name for this little guy (c'mon!) and finish up my writing projects so I'm not stressing about them in the labor & delivery room.

So with that, I'm off to work! Have a great day, everyone. Thanks for stopping by!

~ Felice



PS: I have a giveaway going on here. I originally posted it with the wrong ending date so I've corrected it and re-posted the whole thing.

23 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

It was your "More than a Marathon Month" CONGRATS!! Most women becomes total lumps, be PROUD of what you have done..

Hugs to babies cooperating..

Marlene said...

Those are still some impressive numbers for August.

Locked and loaded... love it!!! Almost time now. ;)

Momma Twitch said...

Oooh, it's getting close! I hope the next few weeks fly by for you!

sTyliSH1 said...

Yay you're almost at the end! How exciting! You know, I always wondered how people say they remember everything from a previous pregnancy when I can't even remember what I made for dinner last week! I guess I'm not alone and that's always great to hear :)

Nicole on the run said...

You ran a marathon distance in August! Well done!

racing dawn said...

Locked and loaded. So funny! You're in the final stretch, take it easy now...seriously. ;)

run4may said...

Hold on tight I guess... this baby is coming. It's so exciting!

Your still working. When do you plan to stop working?

FruitFly said...

Woohoo! Baby time is getting soooo close. I don't know anything about being pregnant, but I am in awe that you've kept up all this running for so long. Amazing!

The Happy Runner said...

run4may: I do freelance writing and editing so I have two projects due soon (9/15 and 10/4). I'm trying to get them both done by 9/15 but that might not happen. Then I'll have all of October off before I get back to work on a project due in January. But, it is all from home and very, very flexible so I'm really lucky!

Tricia said...

I am so super duper excited for you

Joanne said...

Good for you on the August miles and good luck as the big day gets closer. How exciting for the whole family.
I've never had children but always loved the name Parker for a boy. What names do you have in mind? and..boy or girl (if you know)?

J said...

Love the Brett Favre reference!! I was cracking up here at work! Glad everything is going well with the baby!

misszippy said...

Good job on that baby for getting ready! You have done a wonderful job of staying fit..it will pay dividends when you return post-baby.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i have to pee constantly now, so I can't imagine if I had a little one pushing on my bladder

Casey said...

You, you're awesome and closing in on the due date!! Way to go! At this point w/ my pregnancy I was chained to the elliptical, so way to get out there!!

ajh said...

Funny post. Love the Brett Favre use! Good luck!

B.o.B. said...

Well I vote you name him Dean, Ryan, or Kenyan. He's sure to be fast with any of those names. :)

Baby is more important than mileage, but I'm sure as soon as you're ready again you'll be zipping around in no time.

LauraElaine said...

haha, I'm still laughing at the Brett Farvre comment ;)

MCM Mama said...

Oooh, so close now! How exciting! And LOL at the locked and loaded. I found myself walking and holding my belly up after Shoo dropped.

Quix said...

You are a rockstar for being almost 8 months along and still running. I vote for Sean or Chad. Always liked those names.

Diana said...

Congrats. How exciting! Your mileage is impressive!! Didn't you think you wouldn't be running at this point? Way to go mamma!!

lindsay said...

LOL. Glad all is going well with #2. Milk the low-mileage while you can! :) Plenty of time
to beef it up while pushing a double-jogger, right?

Bodywork Professionals said...

If you need added support with your running after the baby comes, maybe a massage would help. One of our therapists just wrote an article to share with the local running community about how Thai-Yoga Massage can help runners through stretching their muscles and preventing injuries. Here's the link...happy running! http://www.bodyworkprofessionals.com/articles/thai-yogamassageforrunners

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