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1st training run done and 1st month of .......pregnancy done!!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Yep! It's official! I was sitting there last week and when I woke up one morning I decided to take a test after Adam had walked out and was headed down the stairs to go to work.

I really just did it as a reflex and expected it to be negative - I was a couple of days late and with what happened last month I had actually thought to just wait a couple of months before trying to get pregnant again (I know how irrational it might seem but I just kept thinking that being overweight might have been the cause of the miscarriage- so I thought I would just wait to lose some more weight).

But my Dr. was very nice and said that this just happens sometimes, that its normal and to keep trying- so I kept at it and I guess losing 65lbs, tracking my temperature everyday since April (to know exactly when I ovulated) and exercising everyday for over 5 months for at least 30 minutes (how this might have helped is that it actually raised my base temperature!) seemed to work!

I ran down the stairs after I texted Adam the picture and meet him halfway and hugged and laughed together!

I went to my doctor and so far everything seems to be fine and normal. I am 5 weeks and while it is early - I just feel different. Last time I just felt awful the whole time and had abdominal pains for 2 weeks straight- but none this time.

So I'm going to be positive and be happy -if something happens then I will deal with it then.

At my visit I was cleared to continue exercising like normal (besides using it to lost weight I started to consistently exercise to establish a routine so that I could continue while pregnant as I had heard that if you do exercise before getting pregnant you can continue while pregnant without any problems and it has tons of benefits down the road).

So today I did my first training run for a race in December that I ran last year. I jogged (I call it a run but it's more a slow jog) for a mile then walked the other 2 miles (total time 51:31). I have added 200-300 calories to my normal range and have my first appointment with the OB November 20th.

So happy and so excited for a healthy pregnancy!!!!! First month done and healthy, now into my 2nd month!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHANCE0719 10/30/2012 6:29PM

    Congratulations!! So happy for you :)

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EXCUSELESS 10/25/2012 8:16PM

    Congrats! emoticon

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AMSTERDAMAND125 10/25/2012 3:00PM


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HDHAWK 10/24/2012 8:31PM

    Congrats on the baby and the weight loss!

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ABETTERBECKY 10/24/2012 8:29PM

    Congrats!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you and Adam and wish you all the health and happiness in the world! I missed many of your recent blogs and just caught up on them - it sounds like you are figuring things out and making the progress you are seeking. Nice job!

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SHRINK_U 10/24/2012 3:50PM

    Awwww I teared up a lil bit when you wrote about meeting each other half way on the stairs and hugging! Congratulations!

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EMILYROSEBUD 10/24/2012 12:34PM

    emoticon What great news!!!

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CARRAND 10/24/2012 12:18PM


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KARVY09 10/24/2012 9:43AM

    Congrats! So happy for you. Motherhood is a trip, but it's a good one!

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TRICIAE2 10/24/2012 9:18AM

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CODEMAULER 10/24/2012 9:15AM

    This is super terrific news - congratulations to you and Adam!!


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LEAH57 10/24/2012 8:39AM

    I've been reading some of your blogs, albeit not faithfully... however, just HAD to comment today - CONGRATULATIONS! So happy for you and your honey! Hope the next 8 months are as easy as the first one! :-)

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WANT2BEFIT10 10/24/2012 5:55AM

    CONGRATS!!!!!! HOW EXCITING!!!! emoticon emoticon

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 10/24/2012 5:20AM

    Congratulations! I love your plan and continuing fitness goals.

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PAPER_WINGS18 10/23/2012 11:19PM

    Aww congrats!! I feel like a lot of sparklers are preggerz right now. Must be something in the water.. ;-) I think I'll drink other water for a while lol!

So happy for ya!

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PINKNFITCARLA 10/23/2012 10:55PM

    Congrats!! Awesome news. I am an OB-GYN nurse and yes! you can definitely continue to exercise your entire pregnancy. Just about any exercise if fine in almost all pregnancies. Your doctor or NP will certainly guide you if something is different for you. About 300 calories extra a day is right on the money too. I'm so excited for you :-)

FYI, with my last pregnancy, I ate *extremely* well, all good and healthy food and exercised and I only gained 3 lbs the entire pregnancy. She was full term and weighed 10-6! (all of my babies were bigger than average). The day she was born, I was 21 lbs lighter than the day I got pregnant.

Again, SO happy for you!

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JUSTLIKEALICE 10/23/2012 10:49PM

    OMG!! Congrats!!! Yay! (doing happy dance!) emoticon

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