So remember there were a few posts where I complained about being really dizzy? Then there was the Ironman where I got so dizzy it made me have to walk a lot of the run? Well I thought it was all going to make sense after today's appointment but it's still kind of a mystery. Because I do have this announcement to make:
So I've known for a while now but I still had a question as to exactly when. The due date is being calculated as Aug. 24th which puts me into my 4th month and means that technically conception should have been December 1st. But that I surely can't remember what exactly we were doing that date I mean we weren't exactly planning this out that extensively. The Ironman was on November 18 and I was getting dizzy spells a few weeks before that. So I may have to look into that again after this is all over. But then I did the Nutcracker tri in December so I was definitely pregnant by then. :-) Then I tried to go skiing in January where I totally was sucking air the whole time I could barely do 3-4 runs each morning and afternoon I felt so worthless but I guess it's normal to be out of breath. :-) I get out of breath just speaking now try giving a new hire orientation while having to take a deep breath in the middle of each sentence.
I thought I should get a shirt that says "It's Ok I'm pregnant." Or one I can wear to the gym that says "I'm not a wimp I'm pregnant." Cause I sure do feel like a wimp right now. I had to refrain from working out for about a month and a half because every time I did I would get extremely dizzy. So the nurse told me I could only get my heart rate up to 50% of my max which I laughed cause I said Ok so basically I can walk to the mailbox to check the mail! Now that the Puke trimester I mean 1st trimester is over I am no longer getting dizzy and I am back to working out just not at the same intensity I use to. This is my first pregnancy so everything is new and scary to me and it's so weird that my body is not my own anymore, I'm sharing it with someone and I can't just tell myself to push past the pain.
I'm not going to go into detail about my complaints or how horrible I've felt but I will say this much THERE IS NO GLOWING ABOUT THIS!! It's not pretty and I know it'll be worth it in the end but I already can't wait for the baby to be here and ready to get back to working out like normal! :-) Now that I have a due date I can plan my race calender for as soon as it's born. I'll start with a 5k and work my way back up!
Hubs is so excited and of course wants a boy, I'll be happy either way as long as it's a little athlete :-) I'm sure I have a lot to learn along the way. So there you go that's why it's been kind of quite here on the blog front, it's been hard not to say anything but we wanted to wait until we actually had a due date! I've also been having a little bit of a hard time adjusting to not doing my normal workouts. But I'm so happy I still get to keep teaching my beginners 5k class and Boot camp!!!
It was pretty funny seeing it jumping around it wouldn't sit still long enough for them to take a good pic but we finally got some!
So if you have an excellent piece of advice that I absolutely have to have during this pregnancy I'm all ears. Or how about you guys what should hubs know to help him get through this alive?!