Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Had my ultrasound, and it's a........

really really cute little baby! I can't lie, I was extremely nervous going into the u/s. And I am now very shocked/relieved/happy that there is a healthy little baby in there. We didn't want to find out the sex, and I'm really excited to find out in 4.5 months what it is! The baby is measuring pretty much right on track, give or take a few days. I was thinking last night how I am so lucky to have no symptoms of pregnancy, well this morning I woke up with a very sore back. My lower back always hurts during pregnancy, it was my first clue that I could be pregnant this time around. But today it hurts really really bad. I have two other kids though that need a properly functioning mama, so I guess I better suck it up and get on with my day!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Baby, where are you??

I have decided to keep posting my weight for now. It might not be every single week, but I will try to keep it up to date. I am one day shy of 17 weeks now, and have only gained 2lbs. I don't look pregnant and I certainly don't feel pregnant. I would be lying if I said I wasn't a teeny bit nervous.....I have an ultrasound tomorrow, so we'll see what's going on in there! I'll update when I get home from that, hopefully with a picture of the little critter!

Not much else is going on over here. It's Reegan's 3rd birthday today, so that's been fun. I'm still running, mostly on the treadmill in this yucky weather, but I don't mind the treadmill most days.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Not sure what to do...

I am still weighing myself all the time, it's quite embarrassing how much I step on the scale, but whatevs, it was helping keep myself accountable. So this is where I'm confused and not sure what to do. Should I keep posting my current weight on the blog, even though it is slowly going up? (ok, not as slow as it should be going) This morning I weighed in at 164.0lbs. Should I record that on the side bar, or wait until after the baby is born and start fresh.....hmmmm. I'm thinking if I keep posting it, it might help me keep the gain to a minimum, but at the same time, it's kind of depressing to see the numbers going up. Not sure yet, what do you think?

Still Chugging along!

I'm 16 weeks pregnant and still feeling great! I am still running, and still enjoying it. My next race is April 11th, and it's a 10k. I don't know when I'll switch to racing 5ks, maybe when I'm 6 months along? I guess I'll just see how I feel.

I went on a bit of a binge last week. Maybe I was celebrating the fact that everyone now knows I'm pregnant....whatever my reason was, I am hopefully over it now! Now that all the chips are out of the house, I don't plan on buying my favourite kind again!

I took the kids in the stroller yesterday for a run, and that felt really nice. I can get a little burnt out from running on the treadmill all the time. And right now I'm dealing with a sick little girl. Poor Gaby has a really runny nose, weepy eyes and I can tell she is just feeling plain poopy.

That's my little update, and a photo to keep you entertained! I know I'm making a creepy face, I suck at 'posing' for pictures....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm ok to run, I promise!

Now that my pregnancy is public knowledge, everyone seems to have an opinion! And that's fine, but if it's something negative, keep it to yourself! I have run in three 10k races since being pregnant. I like it, I'm good at it, and I feel fine while doing it! Plus, my doctor said it's ok to do, and even good for me to keep it up! I just registered myself for another run next month. April 11th I'll be running another 10k. Obviously I'll continue training at home, running 3-4x a week and just staying active all the time. Trust me, I would never ever ever do anything to jeopardize this pregnancy, it is such a blessing, and I do not take it for granted! I do know my limits, and my time with these races will probably get slower each time, but I'm ok with that. This past race my time was 1:06:57, maybe next month it will be over an hour then, as long as I can finish the run I'm happy!
Here I am 3 weeks ago, at 12 weeks pregnant!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lotsa changes 'round here!

Yesterday I ran the 10k race. I tried, but I didn't kill myself trying. I don't know my official time yet, but it was around an hour and 10 minutes. Shortly after the race I told my Mom I was pregnant, and then told most of my family. Now that they all know, I can let the blogger world know. I am just shy of 15 weeks pregnant, and feeling great. I kept it a secret for so long for many reasons. One being that I've had multiple miscarriages, but mainly because I wanted to be able to keep running without worrying my mom. I plan to keep running for as long as I can, and I am already registered for another 10k race next month. It is really helping to keep my weight down (haven't gained a single pound yet) and keeping me motivated to stay healthy for this little baby. When I got pregnant with Gaby I weighed 230lbs, and 260lbs by the time I delivered her. I am so excited to experience pregnancy at a healthy weight and I'm assuming the recovery will be quicker this time too.

I also decided to give the blog a new look. I'm still working on it, but I like the changes so far. I hope you guys will stick with me through this fun and exciting time. My due date is September 7th.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Yet another race.

Tomorrow will be my 5th race. I have two 5ks and two 10ks under my belt, tomorrow being my 3rd 10k. You'd think I would be used to them now, but that is not the case. I am still nervous the few days leading up to it, and I'm sure I'll be super nervous tomorrow morning. I still don't know what I'm going to wear. Maybe my green excersise shirt, since it is a Saint Patricks themed run. hmmmm, I'll have to see what the weather is like as well. I'll be back tomorrow with an update of my race time, fingers crossed that I do alright!

As for dieting, I've been doing ok. I'm just doing the bare minimum so I don't gain any weight back. And I have been keeping up with my running every week, so that helps keep my weight in check. I guess I'll get around to those last 20lbs later..... ;)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bad, Bad Girl!

I am referring to myself! I haven't blogged in a long time, and I'm hating that! For the first time throughout the last 6 months, I missed recording my weigh in! Rest assured, I haven't gained any weigh, phewf! As of this morning I was 159lbs.

Random thought as of late: September 9th was the very first day I went for a run. Ahh I remember that day very well.

Warm-up: Walk slow & easy 5 minutes
Run 1 minute. Walk 2 minutes. Do this 8 times.
Cool-down: Walk slow & easy 5 minutes
That was my run on the very day. A measly 34 minutes. It was the hardest 34 minutes ever! But also probably the most important 34 minutes of my life so far. I remember it being so hard to run 1 minute, and even the walking was making me out of breath. I was so darned determined though! I remember running through excruciating shin splints, thinking for sure my legs were breaking with every step. Running on the treadmill with only 5 minutes left listening to Gaby screaming through the monitor, wanting to stop so bad and go hug and kiss her, but knowing she would be ok for 5 minutes!! (she would wake up early from her nap, and cry for me, I wouldn't leave her in there for hours at a time). I remember doing my Billy Blanks DVD at 10pm in the living room while Randy watched eating buttered popcorn.

Looking back, I can't believe all the obstacles I've overcome. I can't believe I actually got my butt off the couch and did it. I DID IT!! When I used hear people say "If I can do it, anyone can do it" and I would roll my eyes! But honestly, If I can do it, anyone CAN!

Ok, so I know I sound like I'm done, but I know I'm not. I still have a bit of weight to lose technically, I was just feeling good about myself, and kinda felt like tooting my own horn. I am running my 3rd 10k run in one week, and it just reminds me of how far I've come in 6 very short months.