Nick

Kara

8.10.2008

Mo Weeks 1-12

Good thing the mofo quilt is done for now, and I like it. It grew on me even though it isn't perfect.

First some news - I'm 12 wks pregnant, I think now is when you start telling people, so this is #1, and should be an adventure. We found out on Father's Day, which was pretty cool. Frank the fetus is chilling out, hasn't changed much yet, except my speed and motivation about 2 months ago. We don't know if it will be a boy or girl and will probably let it be a surprise. Things that have been different the first few weeks:

I guess it is already around 5 weeks when you find out. I was waiting to get nausea a few weeks later but never had it! So lucky! I had major aversions to food around 7 weeks - sauteed/cooked mushrooms - a staple for dinner - was a big one. I'm better with them now. Running - I feel winded easily and can't run as fast for the past 2 months. Around 3pm everyday, I become lifeless and don't want to move but usually can't nap. Cooked vegetables started to be inedible to me - which I normally eat all the time since I'm a vegetarian. They taste and look disgusting to me. I want cheese and chocolate 24/7. Cheese I normally would have a slice every day on a veggie dog, but now I could probably eat a pound of it. I try to have a slice a day still. If I see something that looks good, I want it asap. Clothes - haven't had to wear anything tight, most things still fit. I have maybe gained 1-2 lbs, but I was 5 lbs above my weight when it started - my lower abs are kind of swollen out and when I tried on some work pants, they were tight. I think I'm more injury prone, with loosening ligaments and such - something like that. I have to pee more, and the boobs look like they were pumped up, and they are sore. I have been moody here and there, but other than that, I'm still me.

At the shore for the weekend, and I love running at the shore. 10 blocks is a little more than a mile, and it is very flat, so it is great knowing how much you are running. I went for a run yesterday midafternoon and it was just all around BAD. 1 minute in and I had horrible side stitches and had to walk. It was HOT considering I haven't run outside since Maine which was usually cooler. My knee was feeling ok, but not so good towards the end. I ended up running a little over 4 miles, bought some water along the way and walked a few blocks. I felt like I was really struggling. I was planning on getting up today and doing a longer run down the boardwalk but just laying in bed I could tell it wasn't happening (I could feel my knee!) I went for a walk - it was peaceful, but walking is nothing compared to running! And when it is a day you aren't running, everyone else is running! I am going to try again before we leave!

12 comments:

  1. Congrats on feeling ready to spread the news! Does it make it feel more real?

    Leaving Massachusetts in a couple hours, Philly-bound... Can't wait for our run Friday!

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  2. Congratulations. What great and exciting news. Now you'll have to start making some cute little quilts.

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  3. i embraced walking around 13-18 weeks. yesterday i did a hilly 4.5 mi course without walking (OR having to pee) so hang in there, you should feel better for the distance run in sept!!

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  4. Congratulations! There's nothing that compares to having a happy and healthy baby (I know, I'm just a Dad, but it's great for us too), and here's hoping yours is perfect!

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  5. Congratulations on the wonderful news!

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  6. yayyyy congrats girlie!!!

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  7. OMG CONGRATS!!! Wow!! That's awesome chica!! Pretty soon we'll have another little runner ;-)

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  8. Congratulations!! I love the name, Fred the Fetus... LOL! That's really great news

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  9. Yeah!!!!!!!!!! That's so exciting! Congrats~

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  10. Congrats! What exciting news. I'm trying to get pregnant, too, so it's interesting to hear the side effects on your running.

    Good luck with feeling better.

    P.S. About your knee. I sometimes have knee pain, too. I read recently (don't remember where- sorry) that someone imagined blue light surrounding their knee (blue is supposed to be a healing color). I figured I'd give it a shot. I don't know if that's what worked, but along with a week of rest, it seemed to do the trick. You could give it a shot. Even now when I run and my knee is not hurting, I keep sending positive vibes ("I have strong, healthy knees") so that it doesn't come back.

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  11. I hated broccoli! I was lucky and never got sick, although I would get hit with low blood sugar really, really fast and always had to have food with me for emergencies! That is awesome that you have still been able to run so much.

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  12. YY! Congratulations!! I love the nickname Frank the Fetus. :) Take care of yourself! :)

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