Yesterday the weather was too nice not to go to Smith and since on Thursday my OB said I could still go climb, we went. The OB said things were looking on target for my due date and if I did go into labor at Smith, he figures I’d make it to the hospital. He did acknowledge it would be quite the hike out of there though! I’m still hoping I can pull some strings and get a ranger to drive me out if that happens.
I started the day on the classic, Magic Light 5.11a, and managed to do it without falling. We didn’t time it, but I bet it took me at least 10 minutes to get up it! I found every rest I possibly could and still got pumped beyond belief. After that, I tried a 5.11+ and managed to do all the moves, but had to rest on the rope a lot. I was just happy to be out on such a beautiful day with great people. Ella enjoyed herself as well. She chatted up the adults, played with her stuffed dogs and climbed Purple Headed Monster 5.7.
As for my exercise routine this far along, I am still going to the gym and doing 20 minutes on the elliptical trainer and then some weights. I find my back feels a lot better if I do this and gets really sore and painful if I don’t. It’s interesting because I have a hard time walking (due to contractions and pelvic pressure), but this routine at the gym and climbing doesn’t bother me. I also managed to do 2 pull-ups! That really surprised me.
If the weather is good, Kyle and I will head out to Smith again tomorrow and that might be one of the last times. We’ll have to see what the OB says at my next appointment.