Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Well, I am sure some of you probably guessed it from my message status yesterday.
Boy, was that a shocker! The past few weeks have been a little rough. However, I was also sick and had caught it from my husband, so I didn’t think much of the fatique, nausea, fickleness of appetite, getting winded going up a flight of stairs...none of this triggered in my mind that I may be incubating a little human being. Then, last week, my husband asks if I had got my period. I told him no. He asked if I was late. I answered yes. He asked how long. I lied and said a week but it was actually two weeks. I didn’t want to worry him. You see, I was convinced my period was just late because I had been treating my body so badly and it was rebelling against me. LOL Sometimes, I just was not hungry. Or I would begin eating and a wave of nausea would hit me so I’d stop. A couple of days I just threw away my lunch completely because one taste or just the sight disgusted me. And if I ate, I craved something comforting like cheesy potatoes with lots of cheese or Paula Deen’s bacon cheeseburger meatloaf. So, I thought for sure my eating habits were so off that I threw off my cycle. Either way, I kept complaining any time his hands came anywhere near my breasts that they were tender. Honestly, I kept thinking all these were symptoms that my period would arrive soon. However, he told me to take a test. I happened to have one from the last time we had a scare. So, after really thinking about it Thursday night and how my symptoms could actually be pregnancy related not PMS related, I took the test Friday morning.
I can not describe to you the feeling of utter shock I had when I saw that second pink line coming through. With my first two sons, I knew when both of them were conceived and was in tune to every feeling and symptom. This pregnancy however, was completely unplanned and a surprise. My husband and I got married last March and even though we planned on having a child together, we did not plan on doing it right now. We thought more along the lines of next year or the year after. However, do not mistake that we are VERY excited!! It was just so unexpected and to be honest, I didn’t even think we had “done the deed” around the time I ovulated. Well, lets just say I estimated wrong huh? LOL I have to admit, I was relieved to find out I was pregnant. Last week I started noticing that my pants were fitting a little snugger and was so disgusted with my eating habits and not having the energy or motivation to work out that the Thursday before I found out I ordered two Biggest Loser books. I canceled them on Friday before they shipped. I can’t help but laugh at myself on that note. I'm such a goober!
Now that I know that I am pregnant, I want to do what is best for my baby. I was feeling quite guilty this past weekend until I talked to the doc yesterday. I was popping Mucinex and Claritin-D left and right when I was ill and it lasted for about 5-7 days. The nurse assured me all forms of Claritin are ok during pregnancy and the Mucinex would be fine as well. Phew. I joined Babyfit.com which is another sparkpeople website. It says I should be eating 2,000 - 2,300 calories for me and baby. I tracked my food yesterday and didn’t come close. As much as I tried, I just seem to get full faster and I think I ended up with about 1700-1800. I know as my pregnancy progresses I won’t be as finicky as I am now and I will probably have no problem getting in the recommended calories. However, I am trying to pay more attention to what I am eating and recognize that I need to start getting in some exercise. The husband is going to try and help me with that. I told him even if we just go for walks in the evenings it will help both of us. I can honestly say, that this pregnancy will probably be the healthiest of all three of my pregnancies so far. Getting back in to good eating habits this weekend and yesterday seemed to be quite easy and I think I owe a lot of that to SP!