Well, you guys, this is it. I had fully intended to write up a post on my daily eats, documenting the play-by-plays it took for me to keep up 60-70 mile weeks while growing a baby but alas, this little boy of mine had his own agenda, which, you know, isn’t surprising. At all. My life is pretty much one giant non-surprise that there are so many surprises. Nothing phases me anymore.
I think I had mentioned that I was measuring small at my last OBGYN appointment, right? At 30 weeks I was supposed to measure 30cm (from the pubic something or other bone to the top of my uterus) but I only measured 28cm. This week’s appointment at 32 weeks, I measured…28cm. Not good news. So my doctor booked me an ultrasound for next Friday where they’ll check everything and make sure the baby and his surroundings are ship shape.
I measured small in all of my pregnancies except Freddy’s, but only this small when I was pregnant with Katie. She was 6 lb 3 oz at birth but she was 3 weeks early so that’s not really too shabby of a weight. I measured 2 cm small with Jake, with Callum, and Callum was nearly 8lb at over 3 weeks early! So honestly, I have a very good feeling that this baby is a good size and the amniotic fluid levels are strong, but that my body just carries my babies small.
I stopped running. Until we get the results from next week’s ultrasound when hopefully everything will come back normal, I’m only going to ride the stationary bike for a bit each day and keep up my strength work. If the results come back normal that I’ll probably add some runs back in, but NOWHERE NEAR 70 mile weeks.
My diet is staying the same but I’m adding in even more water and more healthy fats and more protein. I’m cutting out my second cup of coffee (I have half a cup in the morning now and that’s it) and really getting in as many calories as possible without waiting until I’m actually hungry.
I’ll still do a food post, but I’ll save it for next week because this is getting too long. For now, it’s time to hang the running shoes.
If you miss my mileage and running talk, feel free to catch up by listening to my latest podcast interview! I had such a fun time talking with Rylee from the Man Bun Run podcast on episode 32. Here is the link!