Pregnancy, Running and Blogging

Who has time for all this? That’s a great question I’ve been pondering over the last 14-15 weeks.

I announced on the weekend that “Our family is…” growing by two feet. Lilly is going to be a BIG sister in December and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

When I first found we were expecting, I went through the excitement and then remembered all the challenging times that lie ahead….but this time we have a 2-year-old running around.

Physical / Emotional: I had a great pregnancy with Lilly, even though she was born at 36 weeks – completely healthy 6 lbs 13 oz. I had a little nausea that I could manage, some major back/sciatic pain starting around the 28/30 week mark and only one NASTY leg cramp later in pregnancy.

Anyone ever had a leg cramp / Charlie horse while pregnant ?  Oh man – it’s beyond painful.

I was an emotional wreak while pregnant with Lilly. However, a big part of that was because my brother had just left for Afghanistan when we found out we were expecting. I cried at EVERYTHING! Seriously!

Workouts: I walked our dog every day – sometimes twice. I ran a bit and I took a prenatal yoga class – which I did right up to the day before I went into labor. It wasn’t pretty or graceful towards the end, but it sure felt great.

I was put off work on a Friday and went into labor Sunday night when my water broke at home. I had no idea I was in labor and it all went very, very fast for us.

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This pregnancy has been different (which everyone say’s…oh your having a boy  - not always the case). I’ve been extremely sick ~nauseous~ and on medication since week 6. I thought last week, eh, let’s go off the meds. Day 1 was really good, day 2 was okay but by day 3 I was miserable.  I couldn’t eat, drink, read or write an email at work without wondering if I was going to run to the bathroom to get sick.

So, I ask who has time for all this? Pregnancy, Running and Blogging ????

Over the last 3 months, I’ve managed to put out a few random posts, sometimes none for days … yes bloggers, you’ve guested it … my stats were terrible.

All I could do is work and sleep. This is no joke. I would wake up, get Lilly and I ready for daycare/work, go to work; one day I even forgot to drop her off at the sitters!!!! No joke! I would get home at the end of the day and some days pass out on the couch at 5:30pm. These were the day’s my husband was home. By 6:30 or 7 pm, he would wake me up and say “you need to go to bed”, and I would. I slept for 12-14 hours …not all in a row, I wish.

When did I have time to work out or run ? I had TWO 5k races coming up that I wanted to get a PB. Not. Going.To. Happen. This. Year. I ran when I could, which was not that often.

I blogged when I could manage something over my lunch hour at work.

I was pregnant and couldn’t blog about it :(   Well, I could…but we wanted to wait to tell people.

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So, now, I blog when I can. I run when I can and I sleep when I need to. My new 8:30 bedtime is fast approaching as I write this blog post … do I fit in a 10 minute work out OR do I do the dishes ?

Hummm…..if my husband was home and not on the evening shift, I would go for a short 20 minute run. That would be my first choice.

I’ll just have to leave it up to you…as to what you think I will do after this post goes up. Workout, dishes or bed?

How do you manage things when you were pregnant?

Did you try to get it all done ? Or listen to your body and rest/relax when needed?

 

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5 thoughts on “Pregnancy, Running and Blogging

  1. Well first congrats on your pregnancy!! I’m due in October and I can relate with being tired and just wasted at first. I have been trying to still get it all done but I do admit my motivation fluctuates. I would say hand in there and do what you can. Your body is going to let you know when it needs to rest!!

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  3. I know exactly how you feel. Number two was way harder than number one. I was totally exhausted all the time, and usually just gave in to the sleep. I figure that if you’re as well rested as you can possibly be, it’s easier to deal with the stuff that comes up throughout the day. I always find my girlfriends and fellow Mommies to be great therapy too. You can’t get rid of the exhaustion/dishes/laundry, but it sure feels good to talk about it with others who understand!

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