Okay so you were probably wonder where the h-e-double hockey sticks I have been these past few weeks. Well, I peed on some sticks and found out a few weeks ago that I am in fact.... pregnant. I am 7 weeks tomorrow.
It's a surprise, that's for sure. We weren't planning on having another quite this soon, but alas, the gods had other plans in mind for us!
I am sure that this "diet" and exercise has been a tremendous factor in helping "fix" my PCOS (Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome). Basically, I don't ovulate more than 2 - 3 times per year, which was why it took us about 2 years to have our son. We went through tons of fertility appointments, drug therapies, and crying. So for me to ovulate on my own, AND get pregnant, well that's special.
So, that being said, I am so glad I did this journey. I ended up at a respectable 15 lbs away from pre-pregnancy weight. This pregnancy I am taking much more serious in terms of exercise and eating habits. I don't have that "privileged" feeling I had the first time around. I am NOT gaining the 70 lbs I did last time. It was hard on my joints, muscles, and my mentality to boot.
I will keep going with this blog. But I will start weighing myself and watch it SLOWLY go up. I was pleasantly surprised when I stepped on the scale this morning and I was 166.4 lbs. I am also running/walking a 5 k this coming Sunday, AND I am walking/running a 5 k on race weekend (the one I had mentioned before). I want to be one of those "cute" pregnant ladies this time.
I will also post picture of my belly starting at 8 weeks. I didn't do that last time, and I sort of regret it.
Anyways, that's that. Keep checking in, I'm definitely not taking this as a "give up" scenario. I think of it as an opportunity to keep up with it and have a healthy pregnancy.