39 weeks! Almost there, but no, no baby yet. As I did with my first two pregnancies, I’ve had my fair share of false alarms courtesy of false labor. I figured this would happen again and I’ve done my best to remain skeptical that I was in real labor and I’m doing my best to remain patient.
As for running, I did my last bit of running on Tuesday and now I’m done. I jumped on the treadmill yesterday and was having trouble walking at 3.8 mph, so I didn’t even try to run. The baby is very low and it hurts my back just to walk at a modest pace! Plus, I am really tired. It really feels like my body is in preserve energy mode. So, I’m looking at this last week or so as my taper for birth. I’ll walk when I feel like it, but otherwise rest and relaxation are in order to be ready for the real workout!
Mon: 5 miles with walk/run intervals in a little over an hour.
Tue: 5 miles with walk/run intervals in 1:03
Wed: off. OB appointment, groceries, holiday prep.
Thu: 3 mile family walk enjoying the 60 degree sunny Thanksgiving! (~6 hours of false labor contractions at night)
Fri: rest. rest. rest. The big day is coming and I want to ensure I’m rested and ready!
Sat: 2.5 mile walk on the treadmill in about 40:00. (~8 hours of false labor in the evening and overnight)
Sun: off (might do a short walk later, but that’s it if anything)