So I totally didn't update last week. I was out of town for most of week 30, and then I was only back in town for a few days before we headed out to Cape Cod for a long weekend. Also, there hasn't been much running or exercising in general in these last two weeks!
After my fall, I think I was hesitant to get back out there. I also had some hip/knee/back pain for about a week afterward - which is understandable. Around the time I felt like I was ready to run again, I went to Mississippi to visit family and have a baby shower with friends and family (more on that later). It was consistently 95+ degrees everyday I was there, which is WAY too hot for me to even think about running outside. Also, my parents live in the country, and I am terrified of the snakes/bugs/spiders/coyotes/aggressive dogs that I'd undoubtedly encounter. I did a couple sessions of prenatal yoga, but that was it.
I came back to Boston at the start of week 31. I had my first experience with wicked heartburn (damn you, airport sandwiches) and K and I celebrated our 8th anniversary (yay!). I also had a checkup with my midwife - everything looks great - my weight and measurements are right on track and he's still head down (stay there, little guy!). I did finally go out for a 3 mile run on Thursday and felt really good - it was a slow slog with a few 30 second walk breaks, but it still counts! I do joke that if I get any slower, I'm not going to be able to call it running anymore!
I had a fabulous baby shower at my mother's house last weekend - she and my sister have really jumped into this whole Pinterest thing and they really outdid themselves on the "Ahoy, it's a boy" theme. I walked right into that theme, considering K is in the Navy, ha. I haven't lived in MS in almost a decade, so it was really touching to see so many family and friends there! I think we ended up having at least 30 people there - I'm glad we made a lot of food for them!
|My mom made that banner. She is so talented!|
|Sister and Mom. Note - I am only 5'4". They are both pocket-sized!|
|Adorable (and delicious red velvet) cake|
|Nautical details - lifesaver napkin rings!|
|Anchor fruit skewers|
We went to Cape Cod for the first time since living in MA! It was fabulous - such a change of pace from city life here in Boston. We walked a lot - our hotel was about a mile from Provincetown town center, so we walked 4+ miles each day. I also ate all the seafood and ice cream I possibly could! We took our dog, Darla, with us and she had a blast. Provincetown was voted one of the most dog-friendly cities in America, and I can totally see why! She was welcome in almost all the shops, restaurant patios, and beaches there. We relaxed and got a little time in the sun too - I even wore a bikini! I really didn't see the point in buying a maternity swimsuit that I'd only wear 1-2 times, so I just went for it. It felt good to get a little sun on my glowing orb of a belly. :)
|Darla LOVES to chase the breaking waves|
|Poolside at 31 weeks!|
|Race Point Beach|