I feel like I’ve been away from the world of blogging forever. Truly. Such an abnormal past month for me. Food has been far, far away from my mind. In fact, the majority of food pretty much makes me sick.
And I can’t go another day without telling you my secret and the reason why!
I am super excited to announce that I am pregnant with #4! I know, crazy!! I am still in shock that I will be a mother of four children! Growing up with one brother, when I was younger I always imagined I’d have 2 kids as well, but once I started having them I knew that wasn’t my path. My husband and I are truly thrilled that our family is growing.
Beyond the initial excitement, weeks 5 through 9 have left me feeling nauseous, tired (obviously) and just unable to do normal things like sit on the computer or read or think straight. I have felt blah to sum it up. Now that I am 9 weeks I am starting seeing the light at the end of tunnel. I wouldn’t say I feel good, but it’s more tolerable. From the history of my other 3 pregnancies, the first 10-12 weeks are pretty yucky and then I tend to feel normal entering that 2nd trimester. I am still taking meds to keep the nausea at bay, but I can tell it’s better. Food is still very touchy for me. Most of it I dislike…
But then there are random things that sound ok to me…celery with ranch? Yes please. But mostly food is not my friend. Right now.
Oh and workouts have been slim to nothing. As soon as I found out I was pregnant I kept up with my runs, even went on a family bike ride at around week 5….but then the nausea got worse so exercise was put on hold. The good news is I did make it to the gym over the weekend and I felt OK! Things are looking up I tell ya! I even managed to write this whole post.
It’s truly strange how the body works, but for now I am just doing what ever I think will make me feel best and that is a lot of sleep, staying off the computer for long periods of time and eating what I can. I am only down 2 pounds so far which is pretty normal at the beginning. For those of you that I usually chat with more online, now you know why I’ve been a little absent! I know I will be back to normal before long so stay with me!
I basically haven’t cooked a real meal (other than my husband’s birthday dinner) in the last month and I look forward to getting back in the kitchen and sharing recipes with you all!
Anyway I better get back to resting, this post just set me back a few hours in bed, haha. I just wanted to share our excitement and let you know that I’ll be out of my first trimester funk before too long! XOXO