What is this ridiculousness?!?
I nearly had a heart attack (and went into labor)–at the same time–when I opened the curtains this morning.
Actually, we are lucky to have made it this far into October without snow, but the first snowfall always comes a little too early in my book.
Mid-morning I ran a few last-minute errands before the baby comes. I went to Target in search of a going-home outfit if the baby is a boy. Is it just me, or are the boy clothes just not as cute as the girl clothes?
I also went to Lowe’s to get a pail with a lid for our cloth diapering system. The only pail with a lid was a 5 gallon pail, which I thought was awfully big. I’ll keep searching.
Tonight for dinner, Craig and I went to Suite 100 for possibly our last date night before the baby arrives. We took our time eating, talked about the last 6.5 years of our marriage, and anticipated the arrival of our baby.
Craig was very concerned with his fantasy football team. He barely pulled off a win.
Naturally, Craig ordered the duck, and I ordered a salad. My Cesar salad with blackened fish was excellent–very tender and flavorful.
We split a peach cobbler dessert with half-melted ice cream. Yum!
The workouts are getting shorter and the walk breaks are getting longer, but I can still say I am running, which has been my goal from the get-go!
Here’s a recap of my workouts from week 39 of my pregnancy.
Picture obviously not taken today.
2 miles/20:01/average pace – 9:59 + 30 minutes weight lifting + 30 minute walk
This was pretty much an average run for me these days–slow and multiple walk breaks.
50 minute walk with Sadie
3 miles/30:29/average pace – 10:09 + 45 minute walk with Sadie
I can definitely tell the baby has dropped as there is more pressure on my pelvis these days. It took me a total of 50 minutes to complete 3 miles.
2 miles/21:22/ average pace – 10:39 + 30 minute walk with Sadie
Ran with Craig, which is always fun.
60 minute walk with Craig and Sadie to the coffee shop for our coffee date morning.
I felt fine starting out, but that quickly changed when the pain in my pelvis was too uncomfortable to keep running. Oh well; I tried.
Once again I started out feeling good, but then I had to take a lot of walk breaks. I found myself getting more out of breath than I have the past few weeks.
Total: 10 miles
And now for some random questions . . . . .
1. What detergent do you use/recommend for cloth diapers?
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Rockin’ Green, but I’ve also been told that specialty detergents aren’t necessary. Instead mainstream detergents such as Tide are perfectly fine. A friend said she made her own detergent with Borax, Oxi Clean, and washing soda.
2. Hunter boots
I’ve gone back and forth about getting a pair of Hunter boots that I could use as rain boots during the spring and fall and an ‘out-and-about’ winter boot with the fleece socks. I tried a pair on at Nordstrom today and the calf was so tight that the employee had to pull the boots off for me. (My belly was also making the try-on/off process very difficult.)
I see they do make a Huntress boot for wide calves, but I’m not sure they would be as cute. Thoughts?? Also, which color would you choose?
3. Any last minute guesses as to the day I will deliver and whether the baby is a boy or girl??