Dancing In The Rain

“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.”

~Author Unknown



Thanks for all your well wishes yesterday. Unfortunately, I think it’s only going to get worse until the day I hold Ella in my arms.


I needed that quote today.


It’s a rainy, miserable day and I had a really hard night last night. I am having a “woe is me” moment and it’s ridiculous, it’s so not me. I feel like SUCH a baby because I know labor is going to be 100x worse that the pain and discomfort I am feeling right now. I have had SUCH an amazing pregnancy, so I feel bad complaining now. I also think that’s why any discomfort I am feeling seems 20 fold…because I have had such a great pregnancy!Β  I wasn’t expecting this. If I have to go another 3 weeks with this much discomfort I don’t know what I will do. The only thing that makes me feel better is doing NOTHING. Or sitting on my exercise ball. Having to just sit and relax and do nothing is WORSEΒ  than the pain to me. If I wasn’t able to workout or work I would just go insane. I am not at that point right now, but I did have to cancel my last client of the night yesterday. I never, ever ever cancel people and hated doing it but HAD to get off my feet. It wasn’t even like I worked a long day.


I went for a long walk at the park instead of the gym since it was a gorgeous day yesterday. Or should I say waddled my way around the trail as fast as I could for 45 minutes. πŸ˜‰ I think I am skipping the gym today, will probably try and do some yoga this afternoon after the doctor.


Positive note…feeling better than I did last night. I go to the doctor this afternoon so I will see if I am dilating yet, but not going to expect it. I am officially full term tomorrow (37 weeks). So exciting! I picked out Ellas coming home outfit…wait til you all see you will die it’s so adorable!


It’s time for me to go outside in my bare feet and dance in the rain……



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  • Reply kristina @ Life as Kristina

    Can’t wait to see the outift-full term…eaaakkkkks!!!! So exciting! Glad you’re feeling better, crossing my fingers for todays appt!

    April 5, 2011 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Jessica@Fruit and Veggie Tales

    I completely understand how you are feeling. Try not to get down on yourself about it though. Everything you are feeling is completely normal including your emotions. It’s all a hormonal shift that helps your body prepare for labor! It’s great for your body and the baby but doesn’t do much for your mind, which is frustrating. THe best thing you can do is listen to your body and follow your instincts. If you feel like sleeping then sleep, don’t fight it. If you feel like being outside, go. If you feel like watching every tear jerker you have ever seen all in one night, you better do it! Your body knows exactly what it needs. Even if it feels weird! Trust yourself! Hugs to you, I know what you are going through. If you have time to read at all, I have a lot of books you could read or even skim through that may help you feel better and understand your emotions/feelings/hormones! ‘Active Birth’ is a really good one as is ‘Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth’ You would really enjoy the birth stories!

    April 5, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks, Jessica. This makes me feel a lot better. You are right about listening to my body…the only thing I can really do!

      April 5, 2011 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Holly @ The Runny Egg

    Laury how exciting that Ella will be here before you know it!

    Sorry you aren’t feeling the best, but good for you for getting a long walk in yesterday.

    April 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply susan

    Hope all goes well at the doctors today. Thinking of you and sending good hugs and vibes your way. My sister said too that the last few weeks suck because you’re uncomfortable and just want to have the baby. You never know you may have an easy labour and being fit will definitely help. My sister’s labour only lasted 1 hour and he went home that evening. Whatever happens, you’ll be closely monitored and looked after well in the hospital and then beautiful Ella will be born!! She’ll be arriving soon x

    April 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    • Reply laury

      Sending hugs back atcha. Yes, not a fun time and it’s only been a few days since I have felt like this! I better buck up!

      April 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Healthy Diaries

    Laury, I’m so sorry that you’re not feeling your best at all. That is such a bummer! Hopefully Ella will be here soon and then you will forget all about how difficult the last daysweeks were!

    Hang in there sweetie!

    April 5, 2011 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply Cynthia

    Hope you feel better! But like you said, that probably won’t happen until after the labor part. Everyone has “woe is me” moments occasionally. Don’t feel bad about that. I can’t wait to see her coming home outfit.

    April 5, 2011 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Sophia @ Raven Waves

    Aw, hope you’re feeling better! So awesome that you’re about to be full-term. Your little baby girl will be here in no time!! πŸ™‚

    April 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Caree @ Fit-Mama

    I remember feeling that way at 37 weeks. It just is plain uncomfortable! I have a desk job and it was really hard on me to sit down for long periods of time. My ankles would swell so bad! But as soon as I would get up and walk around, they would go down. All of this will be a distant memory once you are holding that sweet baby girl!! And surprisingly you forget a lot of it!!

    April 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    • Reply laury

      Yikes. I would think being ON your feet for long hours would make you swell more than being off them. My ankles are a little puffy, I do stand at work not long hours though.

      April 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    I warned you …didnt I! Its so hard at the end! I had awesome pregnancies also, but the end killed me1 Like the last 4 weeks or so is when ish hit the fan. I got so uncomfortable. My stomach was so tight all the time, My back ached all night long, my crotch hurt so bad all day from the pressure, and the babies (YES, all three of them) did not have much room in my torso on my 5’2 frame, so all of them found the same lovely spot to lodge one of their feet at the end Im sure so that they could stretch a little, but it was bruised ribs for me, and SO UNCOMFORTABLE. honestly, those last few weeks there were moments where my hapy go lucky self almost lost it. I was like on edge but trying to be grateful for having had an easy pregnancy. Dont be too scared of labor. Its really not that bad. its uncomfortable, but the excitement of the baby kind of distracts. And IF you get and epidural, then it will be pretty painless. If not, it will be painful but over before you know it. Hopeing you are dilated a little, that would be good news for you!!!!!!
    Hang in there!!!

    April 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks my love. You weren’t kidding…this last month is NO fun and it’s only been a couple days! I am such a wimp πŸ™

      Epidural is sounding good at this point given I can’t even handle this cramping stuff. My doctor today was like “come on, you’re a personal trainer, no pain no gain…” I was ready to kick him, LOL. No, I love him but seriously. He wasn’t much help and didn’t give me much insight just kind of like, it is what it is, rest as much as possible.

      I didn’t know that about it all being a sign my body will respond to laboring well.

      Rib bruising…ouch! Yea, she’s been jabbing me there often, I have to physically try and push her foot away. It’s ALWAYS when I am driving too!

      April 5, 2011 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

    Laury you are a trooper! Such a strong woman for sure πŸ™‚ I’m glad you’re at least feeling better than you did last night, this is only for a little bit longer. Soon Ella will be smiling at you while you hold her in your arms πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to see the cutie outfits!

    April 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks, Jenny. I feel like a big baby, haha.

      April 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Little Miss Fitness

    Hey Laury!

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it. πŸ™‚ How exciting to have a little girl on the way! Congratulations!! and what an inspiration for mommies to be to continue the workout regime! Way to go! πŸ™‚

    April 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks for stopping by!!

      April 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply thehealthyapron

    Only a few more weeks to go! hang in there! I can onlyimagine how uncomfortable you are!

    April 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    Sorry you’re feeling discomfort now. I know how much it sucks. Hoping you don’t have much longer.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks, Tina! I know you do!!!!!

      April 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Keri

    Awww feel better! It will be so worth it!

    April 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Glad you’re feeling better today and that it continues. Don’t feel bad for doing what you need to do.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Glad you’re feeling better than last night!

    Whine away! You deserve to do whatever you need to do right now πŸ™‚

    April 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Shanna, like Banana

    It’s totally okay to vent your pain to us! I can only imagine how uncomfortable you must be, but soon you will have a gorgeous little girl.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Charlie

    Hope you’ll feel better soon.
    So exciting that Ella will be here soon! Can’t wait to see the outfit πŸ™‚

    April 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Mary @ Bites and Bliss

    That’s so exciting!! It’s gone by so quickly. Maybe not for you, but I still remember the day you announced you pregnancy like it was yesterday. πŸ™‚

    April 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply candice

    the last weeks are the worst.. Im telling you GO SWIM!!! it was the best thing i ever did while pregnant!

    April 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Courtney F

    I hope you have a great appt! I know you are getting super anxious to see that baby girl!!

    April 6, 2011 at 10:35 am
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