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Pregnant and Running: 34 Week Update

Well, last week was interesting. I did mostly cycling, a bit of walking, and then once the ultrasound showed a big healthy baby, I started running again. My first 3 miles back felt great, so I clocked a 15 miler the next day at a solid 9 min/mile pace. Ever since then, I’ve taken it slow and easy (10 min/miles) with lots of water breaks. For more details, feel free to check out my Mileage Monday post here. 

I’m feeling really good! You know, the regular indigestion, frequent night-waking for pee breaks and cereal feedings, but nothing I can’t handle. I’m certainly not going to complain about my lack of sleep now because I know exactly what’s coming once the baby enters the scene. I think I averaged 4 hours of sleep a night for the first 6 weeks. It’s going to be a hoot.

My fingers and toes have been really puffy and my left hand gets numb and tingly. It’s just from increased blood volume and fluids, and it’ll settle down once I have this little guy. I really need to up my water intake even more now, especially with the warmer weather which means I REALLY need to get my runs done as early as possible so I can spend the rest of the day rehydrating!

This is boring.

Pregnant sex is amazing, just so you guys know. Like, okay, so think about it. Everything down there is already…aroused… right? Just from housing a baby in such close proximity to the sexy bits. Increased blood flow, nerve endings going all haywire, it’s like a frigging rave down there but without the drugs and greasy 4am breakfasts. And that’s all happening before we even get started. Before we even wake UP, quite frankly. So when we do have sexy time, everything feels that much more intense.

Honestly. Once our shenanigans are over, I have to scan the room for body parts that may have just blown right off.

But then, because you know, yin and yang, pregnancy keeps us humble, right? I may feel super sexy and aroused but in that exact same moment I will also fart a little bit without meaning to, leak some colostrum out my left nipple (it’s always the left one first), and break out into some sort of pregnancy rash. Oh, which is exactly what happened last week but thankfully it disappeared as fast as it came on. But then ever since then I’ve had a bit of a rash that comes and goes, only on my belly and usually right after I run.

I gained nearly 2lb last week so I’m at 141lb now. It feels like it’s all fluid retention, but we shall see.

I cleaned the van this morning and moved Callum’s car seat over to the passenger side to make room for the baby’s car seat on the driver’s side. Bit by bit, we’re getting closer to the end! Woohoo!

I don’t have any questions for you guys. Do you have any for me? 

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  • steph July 25, 2017, 2:07 pm

    I’m with ya…the pregnancy sex was phenomenal. Almost made me consider getting pregnant again. Hahahaha…nope. Tubes tied!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 25, 2017, 4:27 pm

      YES! Okay so you agree! I’m so glad! I’m starting to panic now that the end is near. I almost wish I didn’t have pregnant sex experiences because everything else just seems so dull.

  • Allie July 25, 2017, 2:51 pm

    Yes I’m so glad you post about that because I wouldn’t broach the subject with anyone else. But yes. Hubs was gone for 12 days but got home last night. Enough said.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 25, 2017, 4:24 pm

      Oh, I’m all about broaching subjects. And woohoo for you two! Monday night shenanigans for the win!

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home July 25, 2017, 5:19 pm

    Ok, I”m pretty sure I missed out on a lot here. Because my pregnancies were nothing like yours!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 25, 2017, 8:25 pm

      Ha ha ha ha! Oh, it’s not all fun. I’ve fluked out big time in the running department–I know THAT for sure. And the sex bit, well, that’s just biology, baby! Although, the more pressure going on down there, the more likely it is that I’d let one go right in the middle of our sexcapades. So, there’s that too.

  • Amy Lauren July 26, 2017, 6:21 am

    I’m glad things are still going well and hooray for moving the car seat- guess that’s a pretty big step!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 26, 2017, 9:47 am

      It IS, but… it sounds kinda lame when it’s written out like that. LOL!

  • Ana July 26, 2017, 9:43 am

    This is all awesome!! Baby is almost here! I am very excited to meet this running baby!

    I don’t remember pregnant sex, but I’m taking your word for it!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 26, 2017, 9:46 am

      I am honoured you trust my word on pregnant sex! Ha ha ha! I have a feeling you’d agree, anyway.

  • Marina @ Happy Healing July 27, 2017, 6:39 am

    Love this post! Makes me kinda excited to have a baby haha 😉

  • Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com July 27, 2017, 7:26 am

    I love the realness… sex is awesome, farts, colostrum, run run run. Sounds pretty perfect.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 2, 2017, 9:52 am

    I almost want to get pregnant again on the off chance I might be able to enjoy some of that pregnancy sex. I won’t do it though because I’ll probably be banned from the monkey loving yet again. Stupid bleeding vag.

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