5:45 AM: Spinning – COMPLETED
6:45 AM: 2-Miles Elliptical – COMPLETED
Update #1: I had my U/S appointment yesterday. If you know me, you know I was nervous as hell. Mainly because my last visit five weeks ago, Baby S was 3 lbs. 15 oz. So tiny. I was worried that I was doing something wrong. My mom (a NICU Nurse) said that it’s okay and just a small baby. So that was very reassuring. Anyway, Pedro pulled into the garage of the hospital at the same time as me. We walked in and of course, we had to wait half an hour to be seen.
The tech did the U/S for us but then the doctor came in after to just follow-up. Baby S’s heartbeat was at 128, which is just fine. We were sad we didn’t really get to see the baby’s face, but at least the good news is, head is down and his/her feet is up w/c is why I feel the constant knee jabs and kicks. I think we might have a runner. Pedro said his/her femur was huge, then added, “S/he’s got your thunder thighs!” Which in turn, he got the “evil eye”. After getting measurements and calculating everything, it appears Baby S is estimated to be at 6 lbs. 4 oz. So I am happy with that weight. I know it doesn’t necessarily mean s/he’s 6 lbs. 4 oz, but hey, I am happy that the baby has been growing in the right direction!
Update #2: I had my regular weekly OB/GYN appointment this morning. Last night, Pedro told me I had to ask my doctor some questions this time. HA. So after the gym this morning, I got to the office 5-minutes early and jotted down some things.
Question #1: If my water breaks, do I go directly to the hospital or call her first?
Answer: I call her office first. Go through answering service if she’s not there. I call her if either (a) My water breaks; (b) I have contractions for 5-minutes, 1-minute apart for 1-hour (5-1-1 rule). If (a) happens, she will ask me if I’m having contractions. If I’m not having contractions and don’t have contractions, then head over to the hospital by 7 AM. I don’t have to rush and can take a shower and take my time. She will meet me at the hospital. DO NOT CALL IF IT’S BLOOD. (Weird, right?)
Question #2: Courtney mentioned to me that if I go to the hospital after midnight-6AM I have to enter through the ER. But after 6AM, I go to L&D. Is this what I follow?
Answer: Go directly to L&D, the 6th floor.
Question #3: Shortly after my 5k race on Monday night, when I got out of the car, I was seriously sore in the pelvic region. I read up on it, and I’m not sure if it’s weakening of my pelvic floor muscle plus the soreness of running?!? Is it a problem?
Answer: The pain in pelvic region, it’s both from the run and my body getting ready for the baby to come out. She said it’s a GOOD sign that I’m feeling that pain and that it’s completely normal. I will start to feel pain down there.
Question #4: I know I’m going to have frequent urination, but is it possible that it’s a UTI? I feel this sharp pain from time to time down there, is it normal?
Answer: Baby’s head is hitting the bladder so that’s why I have to pee. It’s not a UTI. Sharp pains are normal.
Question #5: I have a 5k race this Saturday. Is it okay to race?
Answer: Yes. I can run the 5k this weekend. She will be running with our running group, so if my water happens to break, she’ll meet me at the hospital. YES, SHE REALLY DID SAY THIS TO ME.
As for the regular updates: B/P 106/70; 0-lbs. gained; Baby’s heartbeat strong. She advised me not to run outdoors today, tomorrow and Friday as it will be too hot out. All workouts indoor. She read the report from U/S yesterday and said everything looks great. She mentioned that baby is on the small side, but I am small and it’s normal. Like I said, her first baby was 5 lbs. 13 oz. and she went three weeks early. She also said that I was look great and doing everything right. She examined me and said baby’s head is down and that I’m softening up. She added that I am right where I need to be at 38-weeks!!!!
She had reminded me before getting dressed of what to do if my water breaks and/or contractions. I asked her, “So, you think I can go this weekend?” She said, “Well, you can go at any day now, so yeah.” Holy crap. I can’t believe it’s almost here. I’m so excited.
Okay, enough pregnancy/doctor updates. I’m sure it can be quite a bore. By the way, I did not forget to post about the 5k this past Monday night. I am still waiting for pictures from my sister and don’t want to post w/out them. Also, my maternity photo shoot pictures are going to be up soon. I’m so excited to see them and share them with you.
Onto some other exciting news, a few special deliveries that came in on Monday night. It was the main reason why Pedro never made it out to the race. He was patiently waiting for UPS to get there. We both missed it on Friday afternoon and they left a note saying that they would be there after 5 on Monday. So, what came in???
The first gift is my gift to Pedro for our 1-year anniversary.
We agreed that I would give up my workout room and he could use it as his hangout room. Am I nice wife or what? So the cable guy came by last week to hook up the cable and Internet. He was so happy with the TV. I am pretty sure he won’t ever come out of that room. I’m still waiting for him to take apart my treadmill so we can move it into the living room. Baby S can watch his mama run off the baby weight.
Also, he got me my birthday gift. Oh what, oh what did he get me???
Did I really need this since I have the Garmin Forerunner 305? Not really, but it’s so BIG.
I was surprised that he bought it for me. I was talking about how much I wanted it. I need to set it up if I’m going to race on Saturday morning. When he gave it to me, I was in so much pelvic pain I didn’t think I’d be using it until post pregnancy, but I am feeling so much today.
I have more gifts to post and the 5k race. I know, I’m so behind. I’m trying to catch up…
Happy Hump Day. Sorry if this entry was so boring.