I wrote this post ONE YEAR AGO...and forgot to publish it. Oops. So here it is!
Let's be honest here. There are some things that I knew would happen during/after pregnancy, and some that were not expected.
|8 mos. along|
First, my doctor was extremely supportive of my running habits. He just advised me to tone down the workout intensity and to listen to my body. Being a competitive and somewhat stubborn running individual, I had a hard time with this at first. Slow DOWN? I just started getting faster! WTH?! But, I soon discovered that I was just thankful to be able to run while expecting, as some people aren't allowed to even exercise. Why did I still run? It saved my sanity. Being an active person kept me healthy (my cholesterol decreased and my risk of diabetes went down as well), and it made me have a more positive outlook on life. Sure, the sport of running has its bad memories (ie my mum), but I needed to get past that and go on. So, of course I didn't want pregnancy to stop me. I was going to run, or hobble, as long as I could.
Things I didn't know I'd need/love:
Gerber NUK Disposable nursing pads
My coffeemaker and International Delight Creamers
Waterproof mattress pad - night sweats!
My maternity running skirt
Epsom salt soaks
I didn't know:
I'd bleed continuously for 7 weeks. UGH!
I'd sweat SO much at night to lose extra water weight.
My boobs would leak, and that's what caused the "baby spitup" smell that I couldn't find.
I'd love coffee that-much-more.
My outfit would revolve around how easy/accessible it'd be to nurse Goob.