I’ll be transferring over some more of my most popular (and some of my own personal favorite) posts from the old blog over the next few days. Enjoy a little walk down memory lane with me… or don’t. Anyway… just wanted you to know what’s up.
[This post was written in 2010… don’t want you to be confused by the pregnancy announcement. ;-)]
Before I jump into my latest possibly-crazy musings on morning sickness, I have an announcement first:
I’m sporting a 9-week pregnant baby bump!
My cycle had been wacky for a few months, so it didn’t phase me much when my period was 8 days late in June. Even so, I thought I’d take a test (on Father’s Day) just to verify to myself that my cycle had, indeed, taken on a new unpredictable personality. I did not feel the least bit pregnant and had been experiencing none of my usual pregnancy symptoms, so I was completely shocked when I found myself looking at a positive test a few minutes later. Huh?! Really?
We hadn’t been preventing pregnancy for the previous four months, but we hadn’t really been trying or expecting to become pregnant either. We had decided back in January to leave things up to God, so we’re putting our trust in the divine (or at least attempting to trust) that having our 4th baby two months before my spirited toddler turns two is exactly right for our family. ETA mid-February 2011 (the perfect month to give birth in AZ, or so I’m told).
The following is a re-post of my August 2008 post Wanna Improve Your Odds?:
I mentioned back in April that I had been skimming the book Exercising Through Your Pregnancy, by James F. Clapp M.D. I was really impressed at that time with the amazing benefits of exercising through pregnancy. But I didn’t read the book in-depth. I decided earlier this week that I wanted to take a closer look. Now that I’ve read several of the chapters and examined the data thoroughly, I am telling you… it absolutely blows me away.
There are risks inherent in pregnancy and childbirth, but we can do things to minimize those risks. We all know that good nutrition is essential for pregnant women. Poor nutrition often leads to pre-term and low-birthweight infants as well as pre-eclampsia in mothers. Eating well is one of the absolute best things you can do for your unborn child’s physical and neurological growth. But now I’m convinced that exercise may be just as important.