Sadly, it looks like the triathlon is going to be a no-go for me this weekend, but I’m not overly disappointed because the reasons are very positive.
The baby has been confirmed to be in head-down position now (albeit on the right side rather than the left — not a huge deal), and has actually started his descent into the pelvis. I guess all that downward motion on our hike the other day was helpful after all! 🙂 I have been noticing some soreness around my pubic bone over the past couple of days, mostly when I’ve been out walking or if I’ve moved in a certain way when lying down, and that makes sense now in the context of what the midwife has told us about his current position.
So I have decided to forego the triathlon, mainly because I think that two or more hours of swimming, cycling and running is liable to leave me feeling extremely uncomfortable, especially if the baby descends any further between now and Sunday.
J is not-so-secretly happy because it means we no longer have to be out of bed at 6:00 AM on the Sunday of a long weekend 😉 and can instead sleep in and then go for a nice brunch… which I will reluctantly admit is a rather appealing alternative.
It will definitely be interesting to see how the baby’s descent impacts my exercise capabilities over the next few weeks.