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.
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.
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?