Well, I've got some exciting news to share. The image on the left is a picture of a picture, so please forgive its quality....but in case you can't make it out, it's a baby. My baby.
I found out fairly recently, and have been trying to grapple with the news. My hubby and I are absolutely thrilled. We're also very overwhelmed. I can't believe we're going to be parents.
We're due in late December - around Christmas time. I'm told that due dates are never really accurate, but we'll hope our little bean is on time. If the baby is anything like his/her father, he/she will be late with a good excuse.:-)
So, what more to say, except we're going to keep a sex a surprise until delivery day...so we'll have fun guessing girl / boy until then. My work doesn't know yet (but of course, blogland is one of the first to find out!)...I'll be telling them in a couple of weeks.
It's really wonderful and exciting.
So what does this mean for my weight loss journey? Actually, a lot. Of course, I won't be actively TRYING to lose weight over the next few months. But I'll be fighting very hard to maintain for as long as possible.
The reason is, I'm still about 35 lbs overweight. That puts me at risk for developing diabetes and high blood pressure during my pregnancy. Unless I take my health into my own hands. And I sure as hell plan to do that. And since I've already got a bunch of meat on my bones, my doctor doesn't think I'll gain a ton of weight during my pregnancy. In fact, we've set a goal of no more than 15lbs.
So, that won't change my blogging. Or my efforts to eat well and exercise. So, I'll continue to update regularly (with some baby news here and there!). I know it seems like, "well - what more motivation do you need?" - and you're absolutely right. But some days are still tough - especially when I feel fatigued and nauseous....and just plain troll-like with all my acne having returned like I'm sixteen years old again. And it's funny to say this - but it's not always EASY to remember that I'm pregnant. I mean, I think about at least 20 times a day...but since I can't feel the baby move yet, I still feel like I fairly normal person.
I'm planning on running a 1/2 marathon next September. So, once the baby has arrived, my training for being a mom AND runner will begin. I can't wait for both! Especially the baby, of course.
So - there you have it. Sorry that you'll have to read about a grumpy pregnant lady's musings from time to time...but I'm going to be striving for health all around over the next few months. And I know that all of you, as usual, will be motivating me along the way.
And finally - I found a GREAT study that says that eating a little bit of chocolate during pregnancy makes for happier babies. It's TRUE. The hubby isn't quite convinced - but I'll work on that!