I’m trying to think of what to complain about but rather than listing off my pregnancy ailments, I’d have to attribute the majority of my woes to the fact that I’ve got a 3 year old that doesn’t sleep. Sure, each time I bend over or get under the covers, whatever I ate 6 hours prior starts to burble back up. And yeah, my hips have been causing me a bit of grief lately as the weight gain starts to take a toll on this old girl. But seriously? CALLUM IS DRIVING ME CRAZY. The kid goes to bed fine, you know, right to sleep at 7pm. But then? he wakes up a ZILLION TIMES ALL NIGHT LONG. Oh, and if that’s not the worst of it? He gets up for the day in the fives. IN THE FIVES. I feel like I’m dying.
We have to come up with a new plan because there is no physical way I’ll be able to take care of Callum AND a newborn all night long. It’s just not going to happen. Right now Callum sleeps in Katie’s room on a mattress on the floor, which he loves, but Katie isn’t going to love it for very long. The only other place Callum will sleep would be in our room with us, but we’re going to have a baby in there soon. Andrew can’t breastfeed the baby, and Katie most certainly does not want him barging into her room a zillion times a night to console Callum.
This isn’t exactly the cute, romantic “bumpdate” you guys are looking for, is it? Ah, well. I don’t play pretend. Life is a little more “realy” around these parts and so I just tell it like it is. Don’t get me wrong, though! I’m so excited to meet this little baby!!! He’s getting SO BIG! I can feel his feet, his hands, his elbows, his little bum–he’s amazing! Callum kisses (and high-fives) his little brother all the time through my belly and he loves it when he can feel his big kicks and see my belly move. The newborn stage doesn’t last long, and Callum and his brother will both be sleeping through the night in God-knows-what-room, before too long at all. In fact, I already started converting the walk-in closet to a nursery. I need to do a few touches to it first before I show you guys.
Okay so here are the stats! I was able to run 68 miles last week despite having a bit of a janky hip. Here is the link to the Mileage Monday of my 30th week of pregnancy. I didn’t gain any weight this week and truthfully even lost half a pound. I do know that weight gain slows down a bit in the third trimester but I’m looking forward to my doctor appointment tomorrow just for reassurance.
Another thing I’ve been meaning to mention to you guys is my increased heart rate. My resting heart rate before pregnancy was around 40 beats per minute and now it’s around 60 bpm! Blood volume increases by a huge amount when we’re pregnant, so our hearts have to work extra hard to pump that stuff around. I’m kinda wondering if having the baby will mimic blood doping; I’ll have all of this extra oxygen carrying capacity flowing through my veins! Mind you, I’ll be expelling the contents of my uterus through a ragged vajayjay for a few weeks and I have a hunch that might put a damper on the whole blood-doping experience.
What is your resting heart rate? How low has it been?