Here are some things I want to remember about this pregnancy.
It started out exactly the same with Tully: light-headedness (weeks 5-7) followed by extreme nausea (weeks 7-12). With Tully I tried all of the natural remedies, and I felt like crap for months. This time I'm taking prescription medication, as needed, and I am able to function much better. God bless modern medicine.
I failed the C2K5 program again. It seems like every time I start this program, I get pregnant. I got to week 3 of the program, found out I was pregnant, and quit running completely. I just did not have the energy. My goal was to "train" for the 8 weeks leading up to Stevie's Head for the Cure 5K on May 12 and then jog the whole thing. When I found out I was pregnant, I devised a new plan that only consisted of walking. When we walked with the stroller last year, we waited for all of the runners to get started, so we weren't in their way. Unfortunately, we waited too long and got behind A LOT of really slow walkers. I realize these people weren't trying to set any records, but we didn't have all day to spend walking 3 miles. I had a 5-week old that was sure to need to eat within the hour. And the thought of breastfeeding while walking? Not easy. We didn't want to get stuck too far behind this year, so we hopped in after the serious runners had cleared the main start area. Bad timing again because we jumped in a little too soon and were surrounded by lots more runners. To keep from being "that guy/girl" we jogged the first mile or so. After about a 30-second walk, we were off again. We finished the race in 38 minutes. Definitely not a record breaker, but not too bad at 2 months pregnant and no prep. Also, we ran as a family, which was really nice. Even ZachZach ran with us!
|John, Mom, Dad, Tully, Me|
|Post race with the inspiration behind HFTC 5K North Texas, Stevie Patrick|
|huffing and puffing along|
|Zach was such a good boy|
The most fun part of this pregnancy is sharing it with friends in Texas who are expecting babies right around the same time: November 4, December 5, and January 5. It will be awesome when everyone's house is baby proofed, and the days and nights are planned around nap schedules and early bed times. Then we won't be the only couple having to find a quiet place to put our little one down. As the kids get older, it will be so much fun for them to play together while the adults catch up too.
Here is our little peanut at 13 weeks. He/she has a healthy heartbeat and enjoys moving around a lot.