Hi guys! Our weekend was really low key but nice – we tried to do stuff that will be hard for awhile with a baby (aka meals out, movie-watching (finally watched “Lion” via Netflix – it was really good), relaxing, etc.), plus lots of long dog walks to get fresh air. I have a ton of fitness-friendly maternity clothing for hot weather, but it got really cold this weekend, and the bump doesn’t fit into any of my normal winter-y fitness gear… but of course at this point I refuse to buy anything new, so I’m just making do with somewhat ridiculous outfits and jackets that don’t zip up. I found one hoodie that I can barely still zip, so that kept my belly warm – and I’ve been rocking some sweatpants and just pushing them below the bump. Whatever works… home stretch now! At least my gloves still fit. 😉 And at least I have some hand me down jeans and long sleeved shirts (non-fitness friendly) so I can still look presentable otherwise!
As for the bump, an update (if you missed it, I shared my 38 week pregnancy update on Friday – check that out first)!
We had our 38 week check up at the doctor’s office on Friday and unfortunately the baby is still hanging out head up (breech). Darn – I was really hoping she might have moved by now! I know some babies do still move this late in the game but it’s pretty unlikely, so I’m mentally preparing for the scheduled C section route. Not what we planned, but so long as we end up with a healthy baby that’s all that matters! 🙂 The C section is still scheduled for the 20th for now (one week from today – ahhh!!) but we are waiting to hear back from the hospital about timing availability for the 24th instead since our favorite doctor is on call that day. It’s one day after the due date so it’s a little more of a gamble, but I think we might go for it. I know the doctor’s bedside manner doesn’t matter as much for a C section since you have less interaction with them, but I still think I’d feel more comfortable with my favorite vs. least favorite doc – especially since our fave doctor seemed pretty on board with some of the more “family-centered” C section preferences we have. So… stay tuned. We’ll see!
In terms of other fitness this weekend, I also went to another nice prenatal yoga class yesterday (at Blue Nectar Yoga via ClassPass <- affiliate link for $40 off) with some fellow pregnant ladies. Felt good to stretch after lots of walking and some leaf raking on Saturday!
Regarding food, we had some good meals out! On Friday night, we met a few friends for dinner at Screwtop Wine Bar in Clarendon. We all shared a bunch of appetizers for dinner – nachos (THE best), sliders, lettuce wraps, and chicken lollipops. Everything was really good!
The other food highlight was a fun date with Matt yesterday – a bunch of my Instagram followers have recommended Stomping Ground in Del Ray area of Alexandria for excellent biscuit sandwiches, so Matt and I thought it would be fun to check it out. They were right – delicious! I went with the seasonal frittata (caramelized onions + peppers) biscuit, and added their lemony avocado mash and greens to the mix. It was awesome and the ambiance was fun too. We’ll def be back.
We strolled around for awhile after with some hot tea which was also fun. 🙂
I’ve got some work-related tasks I’m hoping to tackle early this week before the baby arrives – better get back to it! I only have one last AnnetheRD nutrition client session scheduled this week, though, so things will be a lot lower key than last week. I’m taking advantage with some fun lunch dates with friends… although the baby could come any day now so who knows, right?! Eek!
Have a nice day guys!