Weh heh hell…. what do we have here? Suzy made it to 38 weeks! I’m having a text conversation with my mom right now and she tells me she thinks I’ll have the baby on the next full moon… ON SEPTEMBER 6TH. I’m like, MOTHER. NO. That’s an entire day after my due date. She also thinks that I’m carrying this baby like how I carried Jake, and he was only 7lb 1oz, so… I’ll give her that much.
Mothers know everything.
A couple of years ago, my friend Cora texted me to tell me that while she was sitting at her desk, my son Jake (who was 15 at the time) swung open the door to their office and yelled in, “How much for a brazillion?” and then ran off with his friends. He thought he had opened the door to the beauty salon, but accidentally opened the door to where Cora works instead. Jake doesn’t know Cora, so when I texted him and told him that I think it’s about $50 for a brazillion, he was flabbergasted! I then texted him, “Mothers know everything.”
So, my mom is probably right. I’ll just keep having these fake contractions all day every day, all night every night, until I give birth a zillion weeks from now. I’m actually getting used to them! I’ve also figured out a way to manage the epic diarrhea caused by constant uterine cramping. I stopped eating fruits, veggies, and whole grains (I’m dead serious) and now I survive on crackers, cheese, and pancakes. I wish I was kidding. I’ve also been applying hospital-grade bum cream to my ain, which feels super soothing and has calmed the area down quite a bit. Hemorrhoid foam has been a lifesaver, as well as Tucks moist pads. My arse hasn’t had this much attention since high school.
I managed to run a respectable 50 miles last week with some tempo work thrown in on Friday, I think. Here’s the link to last week’s Mileage Monday.
I’m still 140 lb. WHATEVER. At least I’m not losing weight anymore. My doctor isn’t thrilled, but isn’t too concerned about it either. When he checked my cervix he said it’s still the same, but that the baby’s head is RIGHT. THERE. Eeeeeeeep! My next OBGYN apt is tomorrow, so we’ll figure out a game plan when we see her. She’s been away for a few weeks, and my favourite nurse/friend Tammy is back from her vacation and back at work tomorrow too. Plus, Andrew’s parents are back home from their camping trip and they live a couple minutes from our house so they’re close by if we need them to watch Callum. YAY!