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?
5 thoughts on “Pregnancy, Running and Blogging”
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!!
Sometimes it’s hard cause you just want to do it all. Deciding what really matters/what is important is the best thing.
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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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