I wanted to do a sort of pregnancy recap looking over the last 9ish months. I can't believe the end result. I think I would do it again and again and again, but then there would be way too many of them. I feel so lucky to have had such a great pregnancy and that it was so easy and I was able to run all the way up to the end, which is amazing to me!!
I went into pregnancy kind of scared and resentful that I had to do it. I just wanted the end result and didn't want to give up my body or running and was terrified of childbirth and bodily changes.
Starting weight 133 on the doctor scale (131 at home) - usually I'm around 128 so I was up 3-5
Ending weight 154 on the doctor scale (154 at home)
So I gained between 21 to 23 pounds which is great.
My weight now at home is 139. I'm not focusing on it and don't care just yet. I want to get back to about 125 when I start training. I still have that line down my stomach - when does it go away Mama Simmons?
Month 1 - May 15- June 15 The first month was went you wait the 2 weeks and test. I had had a miscarriage in March, so it was hard and scary to wait. What was really cool is that we found out on Father's Day that a little peanut was on his way! I started off about 5 pounds from my normal weight and was trying to eat well.
around 150 miles this month, 30-35 a week
Month 2- June 15- July 15
I felt good. I think I was getting winded when I was running already but no morning sickness. I was tired in the afternoons but I was off for the summer so I could sleep! I was still showing my belly and drinking virgin daquiris down the beach with my siblings to stay incognito! I went to a nutritionist to make sure I was eating enough and the right stuff. I was still in a mode where I was watching what I was eating and wanted those 5 lbs to go away.
around 150-160 miles this month, 35-40 a week
Month 3- July 15- August 15
Endured in-law/ parent vacation with lots of running but little patience, kept running but less mileage due to some knee issues. My boobs had a growth spurt! I was having some identity issues and worried about what was to come with my body and life. I also wanted to run a marathon really badly before I got too large and slow.
Month 4- August 15- September 15
This is when we started telling people. I was weird about telling people and not a shout it from the rooftop type gal. It was awkward for me. Going back to school
Race: 5k: Run for your life: 26:
Monthly mileage about 135. August had some knee issues.
Month 5- September 15 - October 15
Rebelling against maternity clothes and refusal to buy them.
Races:Philly distance run 1:58, Baltimore 1/2 2:13
Mileage: about 145-150
Month 6- October 15- November 15
Finally settling into maternity clothes and giving in, but still wearing baggy clothes and nothing form fitting near my belly. Still running along.
Mileage: about 145-150
Month 7- November 15 - December 15
Slower running along, getting bigger, worried about weight gain, a bad dr appointment
Mileage: about 135
Races: Philly 1/2: 3+ hours
Month 8- December 15 - January 15
Turn 30, get anxious, running is ok!
run 8 miles with my sis to finish the disney marathon with her (her first!)
Mileage: about 135-140
Month 9- January 15 - Feb 6!
Realize it is coming soon, taking time! Eating lots of food! Still trotting along, started doing long runs again in preparation for Boston. They take up the whole day!
mileage from Runners World Log:
|February, 2009:||15.6 Mi||2:59:17|
|January:||141.4 Mi|| 27:32:05 |
|December, 2008:||124.2 Mi||22:50:55|
|September:||151.4 Mi|| 22:32:02|
I will add more pics later when I figure out how iPhoto is organized! Pics are all over the place! and I'll add more details - but for now here's a brief look!
I've been writing baby things on my baby blog which you can follow if interested.
Running - not yet- so not much to report! New moms and moms - how long till you started jogging/running again? when did you start exercising but not as high impact as running?