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Pregnancy update...

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I wanted to give everyone an update on my pregnancy and how I am doing but before I do I want to thank all of you SO much for the outpouring of support through comments, goodies, emails and prayers given for my family and I. I cannot tell you what your words of encouragement have meant to both my husband and I. Thank you all for taking the time to bless us in this special way.

I am doing very well. This last month was by far the hardest so far. For those who may not know my husband and I traveled to Singapore and Japan for a few weeks. Before leaving I started to run a low grade fever and I had congestion along with coughing, the short of it, I was very sick. After arriving in Singapore I went to a doctor and was placed on an antibiotic after my test for the flu came back negative. The antibiotic worked but when were heading to the US after our vacation in Japan, the flights, jetlag and extensive travel we were doing got the best of me and by the end of the trip. I was in bed for the majority of the time. I was starting to feel really bad again even after the meds, so I had to go to another doctor here in the US and I was placed on another antibiotic. After all of this I started having your typical morning sickness which made me feel even worse. The good news is that after all of this I am doing well and feeling like my old self again! My workouts have been VERY light, mostly walking and I have started doing yoga as well as my weight training.

We had our checkup with the doctor the other day and the baby is strong and healthy, not to mention VERY active!! I think we may have a little runner or triathlete on our hands! As we were getting our ultrasound the baby was kicking like crazy and was moving so much that the doctor could not get a heart rate reading. After awhile, he/she stayed still for a bit and we were able to get a reading of 160 bpm which is perfect for where I am in my pregnancy! We will find out the sex of the baby in 5 weeks!!! We have been so excited shopping for cribs, strollers and everything baby we can find! Despite the rough time I had last month, it has been an amazing experience for my husband and I.

I will start logging my workouts this month, as last month there were not many to report. I have been eating well and have switched to all organic, which I feel good about. I am hoping for a great week and I hope that I can start swimming again once my ear clears up from last months infection. We have made a difficult decision but one we feel is best. I was set to fly to Denver to see my family and participate in the Denver half marathon along with members of my family. I am not running the race now and because I was so sick last month we have canceled the trip all together as it is flu seasons and I do not want to get on another plane and risk getting sick again. I need to be healthy and strong to get myself back on track and that needs to be priority number one.

I hope to report a strong week in my next blog! I am off to drink my super food green juice and start my yoga!

Blessings to all and thank you again for your prayers and support!
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    This is incredible!!
    3638 days ago
    Typically....heartrates that are high like in the 160's are a girl! I haven't been wrong yet. We shall see!
    4103 days ago
    Congratulations to you & your husband. Stay healthy and enjoy this very special time in your lives.
    4115 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5275766
    How exciting...enjoy every minute!!!
    4116 days ago
    Congratulations!!! With a high heart rate of 160bpm, my guess is that you're having a girl .... let's see if my doctor's theory is correct! Best wishes to you !!!!

    emoticon ~jodi
    4118 days ago
    Glad you are feeling better! I'm sure that was rough, being sick and pregnant in a foreign country!
    4121 days ago
  • SINGER73
    Glad to hear that all is going well.
    4121 days ago
  • no profile photo ROCKNBUTTERFLY
    Glad to hear that you are doing better. I think you made the right decision you have precious cargo aboard:) You need to stay healthy for the little one. Take care
    4121 days ago
    Congratulations, dear one. I'm glad to hear that you came through that one-month ordeal so well, and that you're taking good care of you!

    4121 days ago
  • GABAY29
    It's wonderful to hear that you are doing well!!!
    4121 days ago
    Great news about your pregnancy!!! Glad all came out well and your feeling better.Take care.

    4121 days ago
    Glad to hear you are taking such good care of yourself, you are very self aware. Keep healthy and strong!
    4121 days ago
    Firstly congrats on your pregnancy,
    swimming is an awesome way to exercise when pregnant, we have a girl on our team who is 7 months and she is still swimming! awesome!!!
    all the best as you continue this lovley time in your life, enjoy every moment and I wish you and babe all the health and happiness,
    God Bless
    4121 days ago
    I think you made a good decision to stay back from your trip! There is a lot of illness going around and flying is a really easy way to catch them! Stay healthy and God Bless!
    4121 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2946534
    Thanks for the update. Glad you're feeling better & that your baby's healthy!
    4121 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1425027
    So glad to see this update! Been thinking of you!

    Sure that was a hard decision, but sounds like it was the right one!!!

    Can't wait to see that baby! (Got any ultrasound pics? I love it when they look like little beans/teddy bears!)
    4121 days ago

    SO glad you are feeling better!! And I agree with CC- its worth it to have to give up the trip!

    Love the greens! I have been drinking barley/wheat grass for months now every day and wouldnt want to ever stop ;)

    4121 days ago
    Glad you are feeling better!

    Take care of yourself!!!

    4121 days ago
    Thanks so much for the update---- I was wondering if you were back to 100% health! I saw your status over the week-end though and realized that you're off shopping, so you must be doing better!
    My SIL is about to give birth and just like me ( yes, a gazzilion yrs ago-LOL) she felt her best between 3-6 months! I think your body gets used to being pregnant, but the baby is not large enough yet to be pressing against you so much that you're uncomfortable, you know? I'll be curious to see what you think in hinesight! I like the idea of swimming- my running friend also did a lot of aquajogging- and she felt like it kept her in good shape-- they sell those water MP3 devices now, so it might actually be fun! With the lower back issues you had when you lifted heavy, be careful with those deadlifts-LOL! With baby in tow, your lower back is already being stressed enough!

    Please keep us posted as time progresses! I know you'll get another chance to go to Denver... with baby in tow! I think you're being smart...
    4121 days ago
  • RHALES199
    Sooo glad to hear things are going well!
    4121 days ago
    Thanks for the update. I am SOOO glad that you are feeling better now! i usually eat all organic. It doesn't help with the weight loss (because I LOVE IT! LOL) but I do think it has made the biggest difference in my skin and how I feel in general.

    Its sad that you wont be going to Denver, but so worth it. Big hugs!!
    4121 days ago
  • COOKIE611
    Take care! Pregnancy can be such a wonderful time. Congrats
    4121 days ago
    Hey Jen, I am SO SORRY to hear you were so sick, but it sounds like you took things in stride and have made a full recovery. I really hope the rest of your pregnancy is blissfully easy and filled with ALL GOOD THINGS!!!! I will be thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way.

    BTW, did you see the movie, "Away We Go"? When you mentioned the baby's heart rate, I had to laugh - there is a running joke in the movie about how the baby's heart beat is low and they keep doing funny things to try and raise it! LOL!
    4121 days ago
  • VEGAN46
    take good care of your self, glad to see you are doing well emoticon
    4121 days ago
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