Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A lot of life changes!

I haven't been on this blog in a long time. I haven't posted in a long time. But I've had a lot of life changes, and one in particular I'd really like to document. To start, I am finally in a permanent teaching position, teaching 2nd grade in an awesome district. I am very thrilled about this job! I spent the last year working my butt off to lose weight and lost 62lbs! I've also run 4 half marathons in the last 2 years, but 2 of them were this year and I set personal records for both! I was 14 lbs away from my goal weight when... I found out I was PREGNANT! :) If you read my blog before, I was diagnosed with infertility, so imagine our surprise when we found out we were pregnant naturally! We are SO THRILLED!

So to document my pregnancy for me, and share with family/friends that live further away, I have decided to try to get this blog going.

How far along: 15 weeks
Total weight gain: 2 lbs
Maternity clothes: Since I lost so much weight before pregnancy, I really didn't have many clothes to wear to begin with and was trying to buy by season to build my wardrobe, so I actually am all in maternity clothes now because I don't have too much to wear otherwise. 
Stretch marks: Nothing really, except old ones from when I weighed more before I lost weight.
Sleep: Crappy... I pee at LEAST once a night, but sometimes more. I also dream like crazy. Last night I was dreaming that Jurassic Park was real and we were living in TRex world. 
Best moment of this week: TMI, but eating more fiber, which made me feel better overall. :)
Miss anything: Running (I try to do it, but it is so difficult), wine, lunchmeat
Movement: A bit, but not really kicks, just overall fluttering from baby moving around 
Food cravings: FRUIT... I can eat fruit 100% of my day. The fresher, the better. Weirdest craving so far has been dill pickle chips with an apple (eaten one bite each, alternating) or a cookie whoopie pie.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Chunks of meat and random smells. I used to get queasy with rice too, but not so much anymore. I don't really want greasy food either. 
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender: Not finding out! :) 
Labor signs: Too early!
Belly button in or out: In, but it is harder underneath it now. :)
Wedding rings on or off: On 
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, but with mood swings. I can totally feel when I am moody too!
Looking forward to: Hitting 24 weeks... I just want to know that there is something they can do to save the baby if something goes wrong. 


Annie said...

what an amazing journey you have been on and what a surprise to find our you are expecting! I read your blog long ago and was happy to log on tonight to see this post! Congrats on everything, job and baby! Best wishes for all that the future brings you!

Samantha said...

Congratulations (on all fronts!)! I have thought about you recently! I hope you will be posting more. I can't wait to hear more.

Melissa said...

I am so glad you are back to posting!! Congrats on all accounts!