Monday, April 02, 2012
How's that for an attention-grabbing headline? ;) I promise this will live up to the hype!
I'm pregnant! And so excited about it!
I found out in early February, and I'm due in mid-October. Overall, I can't complain too much about pregnancy symptoms. I've felt a bit of nausea, a TON of fatigue, and a loss of appetite, but no vomiting so none of that other stuff seems bad! I am close to being done with my first trimester, and the bad symptoms are beginning to fade. I'm hoping to feel normal soon (everyone promises me the 2nd trimester is better, so they better not be lying!!)
I feel like what I'm about to write is full of excuses, but it's all the truth about how I felt. I haven't run much in about 6 weeks. I've hardly walked for exercise. I have had SUCH a hard time just staying awake in the evenings, and exercise seemed out of the question. (I'd come home around 3, go to sleep or an hour or two, then go to bed around 7:30 for the night. This is fatigue like I've never known, even when I was untreated hypothyroid a while ago). On top of the fatigue, I just had a general yucky nauseous feeling 24/7, and it's really hard to get up off the couch and jog around when I feel like that :( However, as I mentioned earlier, all my symptoms are starting to fade so I'm starting to try again. I am going for evening walks, even if it's just for 10 minutes. Today I'm going to try a mix of walking and jogging. I know that I won't be able to make much progress in running as the pregnancy moves further along, but if I can train myself to run 2 or 3 miles again, I think I'll be very proud of myself.
Finally, a plea - if we're facebook friends, please don't say anything over there until I announce it later in the week. There are still a few more people I need to tell in person before I spill the beans to the whole wide world! :)