So. Yeah. I really did plan to be back shortly after my post in March but it was not possible. Life managed to get even more interesting, and challenging soon after I wrote that post. As always, managing life is more important than talking about it on a blog.
So what have I been up to?
The main thing is baking a bun in the oven! I will be having a baby in the fall of this year. It was a surprise, but a blessing nonetheless. The first trimester was physically and emotionally draining, but I think I may have gotten off fairly easy when it comes to pregnancy symptoms. I mainly wanted to sleep all the time, and had mild nausea all day, every day. My pregnancy really has been my main obsession for last few months. It is all that I think about.
I am really focus on getting my nutrition right as well. I was not the best (nor the worst) eater in the world, but when another being is counting on you for the health and needs, it kind of lights a fire under your tuhkus. My friend, who is RD, really helped me get some things under control. While I did have many days of very mild nausea throughout my first trimester, initially it was rough. Once I made her suggested changes to what and how often I ate, things got significantly better. My intake of fruits and veggies has skyrocketed, while my consumption of fast food and sweets plummeted. Some of my most favorite sweets, including my beloved Girl Scout cookies, no longer tasted as good. I do still have ice cream though. I need to be careful about my weight gain because I was already carrying about 15 extra pounds.
Exercising is also a new focus. I really struggled to have the energy to exercise during my first trimester, but I did manage a few good workouts. My energy improved significantly about a week ago, so I have recommitted to getting 2 1/5 hours of exercise in a week. I alternate between walking, a pregnancy workout dvd, the elliptical, and a little bit of yoga.
Work has been crazy. It almost feels as though they kept everything fairly low-key besides our January peak period, but has now shown me the true flow of business. There is definitely always something for me to do. I like it though. I always tell myself I would be bored if it was any other way.
I am not sure how much I will talk about my pregnancy on here. It feels like a very private life experience to me (I may also still be in shock) that I want to share mostly with my family and friends. There definitely will not be any baby bump or sonogram pics. I will likely do some updates every once in while or discuss it, being pregnant does impact my daily life.
So enough about me, what have you been up to?
Love and light,