36 weeks, the Red Sox, and The Office season premiere.

Thursdays on NBC, yo. It’s the season premiere of that fantastic television show, The Office. Just watched it while chillin on the couch with Nate and puppydog, with baby kicking around in utero. You gotta know he/she is a fan of the show, too. I won’t tell you what happened, in case you’ve tivoed it and not watched it yet…just be ready for some officey awesomeness.

So I’m 36 weeks pregnant now. That means there are a mere 4 weeks to my due date. Holy freakin crap. Seriously. According to the ladies at work, it looks like the baby has dropped. Or at least started to drop. They said today that my belly looks different this week. Lower. And kind of more out front. They also all decided that baby is a boy, because I’m carrying all in the front and don’t even look like I’m pregnant from the back. We shall see.

I’m stil walking as much as possible… I found this group online, called See Mommy Run, it’s basically a way to meet up with other women who run and who are moms. Right now I belong to two different groups within the site, one group consists of me and this one lady that lives in the next neighborhood over. We meet up a couple mornings a week and walk with our dogs. We meet before she goes to work, which means I have to drag my butt out of bed at the ungodly hour of 5:45 in order to meet with her at six… but we walk for an hour and then I come home and crawl back into bed, snuggle back up to Nate and go back to sleep for another hour and a half before I have to get up and shower and go to work. It’s a pretty good system. I like it. Although after I got back from the walk yesterday I was pretty sore, and it sort of hurt to walk for the rest of the day, so I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to keep up with the one-hour morning walks. May have to start cutting back. But once baby is born- I plan on getting back into it hardcore. I’ll start with walking, but I hope to start running again asap. I’ve got not one, but two bridesmaids dresses to fit into next summer, not to mention the marathon I want to run next fall… so it’s back into shape asap for this momma.

Been having tons of Braxton-Hicks contractions, especially in the afternoons for some reason. Drinking water is supposed to help keep them from happening, or at least keep them painless, so I’m guzzling H2O like its going out of style. Seems to help, unfortunately it also keeps me having to pee like every 17 minutes or so…

I’m still a little concerned that I’m not eating enough, cause I really am just not hungry at all most of the time… but I try to make sure I at least have a decent breakfast, and also a decent dinner, with several snacks during the day. Hopefully thats good enough.

The Red Sox clinched a playoff berth the other night. Woohoo! So that was exciting. Now all that needs to happen is that they win all 3 games against the Yankees this weekend, and for Tampa Bay to lose their next three games, and they’ll finish at the top of the division…yeah. But seriously- we aint too proud to take that Wild Card slot. They’ll be playing in October, and that’s all that matters. One step closer to back-to-back WS titles. I still believe.

(amanda)

ps. I’m trying to use the excitement of playoff baseball to keep myself distracted from the fact that I’ll be having a BABY (?!?!?!) in the next month. Cause if I don’t keep myself distracted, it’s nothing but A Baby Story on TLC, and pregnancy message boards, and rereading What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and basically overanalyzing every little thing. It’s seriously getting out of control. I need to keep my mind off it so that I can survive these last few weeks. Enter October baseball. It works at least for a few hours every night when there is a game going on…

And keep those birthdate/weight/sex guesses coming!

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