Only about 2 weeks left to go.
Today, we are officially 38 weeks. A lot has changed in the 9 weeks since my last blog.
I’ve gained about 24 pounds so far and my poor belly button! It feels like baby Adalynn is going to come exploding right out of my belly button at any moment. I can imagine sharing my birth story with other women, “Oh. I didn’t have a vaginal delivery or a C-section. I sneezed and had an unexpected belly button delivery”.
Surprise Baby Shower
Everyone at work decided to put together a SURPRISE BABY SHOWER!! Got me all misty-eyed and emotional. They heard I had wanted to avoid too much pink, so they went with a honeybee theme! They also knew that I had wanted as many hand-me-downs/recycled items as possible. So, they included a clothesline full of hand-me-down items from their own children.
Also received boxes of gifts from my sister Sarah (and my nieces Taysha and Gabby), Laurel and Bill (grandma and grandpa), and Aunt Katie. My sister Heather and her family came to visit and brought tons of gifts too (with a diaper wreath). And Mattie and her family sent a thoughtful gift too!!! The generosity is overwhelming. I think we have everything we need!!
Woah! Biking still feels really good for my body, but I’m having to change a lot of things about my riding. First of all, I had to get a stem with major rise just so I can ride more upright. When I’m hunched over, it feels like I’m crunching Lil’ Grom. Also, any steep climbing… fairly impossible. So, I’ve had to adjust my riding a bit. Less climbing, more gravel road adventure/exploring. And I have to ride very slow. If I push too hard, I start having Braxton-Hicks contractions.
Didn’t get to Race the 40 in the Fort. Did get to be a Bacon Angel with Georgia Gould.
So far this year: 354 hours of riding, 3045 miles, 250 PRs, and 112 total activities.
This time last year: 366 hours of riding, 3097 miles, 498 PRs, and 107 total activities.
I’m at 38 weeks and it seems the bump is growing more than any other time during the pregnancy. …and she dropped at 37 weeks. Getting closer!!!