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Pregnant and Running: 37 Week Update

I’m up with contractions (it’s 11:30 pm on Monday night) so I figured I may as well type out this post while I have the time! I don’t think Andrew would really appreciate me turning our bedroom lights on for a bump pic, so a bathroom selfie will have to do.

I’ve pretty much internet-diagnosed myself with something called “prodromal labour” which is labour that changes the cervix, but not enough to push through into active labour. It’s almost like early labour in super slow mo. I thought I had heard of everything, yet I had never experienced nor even heard of prodromal labour… until now.

I don’t want these posts to come across as super negative, but I also don’t want to leave out anything for the sake of staying positive. I want you guys to know that I feel incredibly fortunate to have a healthy baby in here, and that I’ve been able to have such an active and happy pregnancy! This is a bit of a glitch, but totally doable.

Because all these contractions are stronger than Braxton Hicks, they stimulate my bowel (like regular labour contractions do) and so I’ve been pooping non-stop for days. Which, of course, has irritated my bum to no end, and also taken away my appetite. I had gone down to 138lb as of Sunday morning, but I weighed myself tonight and I am back up to 141 lb, which translates to probably 140lb tomorrow morning. I eat my middle-of-the-night cereal with coffee cream, and snack on peanut butter and chocolate ice cream whenever I can.

I’m nervous about going into active labour and giving birth in the car. I’m also stressed about constantly contracting and worrying about where I am with Callum and how I’d get from wherever we are to the van and to the hospital if my water were to all of a sudden break.

I’m pretty much just nervous, worried, and stressed. BUT… that’s pregnancy for ya, especially near the end.

I only ran 3 days last week, but I ran again today because I’m technically term now, which is great! So I’m not scared of delivering early anymore, and running really helps to curb my anxiety. I stick to the treadmill in the garage, just to play it safe.

So… my contractions settled down (for now) so I’m going to try and get some sleep while I can!

Have you guys ever eaten cereal with coffee cream? It’s SO YUMMY.

Favourite flavour of ice cream?



{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile August 15, 2017, 2:28 am

    Sorry but cereal with coffee cream sounds gross to me! But thats probably because I don’t like cream (or milk) even in my coffee. Ive never really liked milk- I tolerate it in cereal but mostly just eat the cereal part. However, the PB and chocolate ice cream plan I could do!
    Hang in there!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 15, 2017, 3:34 pm

      I’m not much of an ice cream person but I found that I like Haagen Daaz (sp?) peanut butter and chocolate ice cream. I pick out the peanut butter parts and leave the chocolate ice cream behind!

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe August 15, 2017, 5:24 am

    I’ve eaten cereal with bottled chocolate protein shake. that was pretty delish. I hope this baby comes ASAP. Or that the contraction settle the F down. Because that just isn’t fun. Sounds like how I feel when I am in a flare, that that just SUCKS

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 15, 2017, 3:34 pm

      I actually think about you when I’m walking around moaning and feeling sorry for myself. I can’t imagine having to deal with a flare of any kind for such a long duration. You’re made of steel. Mad respect.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes August 15, 2017, 7:59 am

    I don’t like cream or milk, but that’s probably because my stomach doesn’t like them and I associate the food with the pain. I haven’t had cereal in so long but I usually have it with yogurt. I hope you are able to get some sleep and that the baby arrives soon!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 15, 2017, 3:33 pm

      I grew up eating cereal every single day for breakfast and we always drank a tonne of milk. Then for the last few years I haven’t had cereal at all, pretty much, until this pregnancy! It’s weird how our bodies go through different seasons of food.

  • Ana August 15, 2017, 8:15 am

    does soaking in something help your bum? I hope the baby is born soon…. and then that pain will be a little up further north… that sound awful, I’m sorry! I hope the baby is born soon and all irritations are gone.

    my favorite ice cream flavor is butter pecan, I can’t tolerate chocolate chips on anything, but love pecans in my ice cream!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 15, 2017, 3:32 pm

      HA HA HA! Omg I love your comments! I know I’ve said this a million times but I just KNOW how much we’d hang out if we lived close together! Or, at least, I’d follow you around and you’d get annoyed.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 15, 2017, 9:39 am

    Cereal with coffee cream…hmmm I’m intrigued, although I think I’d rather eat a Coffee Crisp.

    The end is nerve wracking even for folks with nerves of steel. So close now.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 15, 2017, 3:31 pm

      It feels like my ultra-marathon!

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run August 15, 2017, 4:28 pm

    My bum hurts just thinking about all of this. 🙁 Hang in there Suzy. You got this!!!

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