Monday, February 11, 2013
Good morning my fellow Sparkies! I have been waiting for a very long time to write this blog, but I feel that the time is right to tell my news. I'M HAVING A BABY!!!
I have wanted to tell all of you for so long (especially my fellow Starlets) because I haven't been very active on here. I actually found out the day after the BLC 21 started, so that is why I'm not too active with the challenge. I'm officially on floater pregnancy status, but out of the kindness of their hearts, the BLC admin honored my wishes to not post that publicly anywhere until I felt it was safe to share my news. I bowed out of being officially part of the challenge immediately, because I wasn't sure what my weight was going to do. Almost immediately it jumped up 12 pounds (due to extreme bloating) and then hopped right back down to normal within a week. I can imagine that an unexplainable 12 pound gain in one week would have had some Starlets asking me what the heck my problem was!
Anyway, as you can probably imagine, I haven't felt the best being in my first trimester. I have continued to eat as healthy as I can tolerate and be as active as I can. It's definitely not easy because each day brings me new surprises. I actually receive my daily dose of morning sickness at night! And yesterday, I had the worst headache I have had in ages. So, I haven't been performing my high octane 2 hour daily workouts, but I'm trying to get good walks in. I have actually had a couple of scares, but I had my first ultrasound last week and they said everything looks perfect! I couldn't be happier to greet my new lil one in September!
I really wanted to share this with all of you so you would know why my participation had suddenly dropped off the radar. I feel pretty horrible for not being as encouraging or active as I know everyone anticipates, but just know that if I don't participate as much right now it's simply because I just don't feel as well. It really is difficult to function at times. But, please know that I will be as supportive as I am capable, and that I still have a special place in my heart for each and every one of you wonderful Sparkies! I will be more active on here again in the future when I feel better, so don't give up hope on me!