Balanced Lifestyle · Healthy Living · Pregnancy

Day 14

 

Today was a good day. I had a healthy breakfast of Total with blueberries, and then my husband and I went to a state park first thing in the morning. I went walking and he went jogging. I had string cheese and almonds as a snack. I also had a baked potato for lunch with some avocado on it. I didn’t really have dinner? I had a peanut butter and honey rollup and had some crackers with dip. I think I might eat a slice of pizza yet. Also I took my prenatal vitamins. I’m trying to do better with eating now that I know I’m pregnant, but I really don’t know how to cook!

It still doesn’t seem real that I’m pregnant, but I’m trying to let it sink in. Since I took the pregnancy test a day after my missed period, I’m still only three days late right now. I’m perhaps overly concerned about a possible miscarriage but am trying to breath in and out and be calm. I’m looking forward to talking with my doctor tomorrow!

TODAY’S PERSONAL ENERGY REPORT

When you Wake Up: Morning Energy Questions
◊ What will I look forward to today?
Going to the state park with my hubby, and still being pregnant!
◊ What pleasure will I add to my day?
Reading some of Sherman Alexie’s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.”
◊ How will I connect to someone today?
I will bond with my husband over this new experience we find ourselves in.

During the Day: Energy Checklist
◊ I got enough sleep last night. Yes. I slept pretty soundly. I’m worried about tonight because I often have trouble getting two good nights of sleep in a row!
◊ I energized with my morning stretch (detailed in book). Done
◊ I ate breakfast. Done; Total with blueberries and milk, with a little bit of coffee and a lot of milk and sugar.
◊ I drank eight glasses of water. I think I did drink this today. I’ve been so much better about having my water bottle handy since I started this blog. Just need to remember to take it to school tomorrow!
◊ I got outside for some fresh air and sunshine. I walked in the State Park and also we sat outside with our two cats on our harnesses.
◊ I did my afternoon Energy Shot stretch (detailed in book). Not done today. While try and remember to do it as a break from my desk tomorrow.
◊ If I caught myself slouching or slumping, I corrected my posture. Remembered as I typed this.
◊ If I caught myself in a negative thought, I turned it positive. I think I was pretty calm today, considering.
◊ I connected with someone. Just my husband today!
◊ I did something fun or relaxing, just for me. I read some of Sherman Alexie’s new book, and tried on some new clothes from Old Navy.
◊ I worked out for thirty minutes or more. Yes, I walked at the park for about 40 minutes, and also I did one of Jack Lalanne’s (super old school) workout videos and also one of Denise Austin’s twelve minute stretching routines.
◊ I only went on the internet from six to eight PM: Not really. Will try and start this tomorrow; tomorrow my online grad school classes start and I plan to work on them from 6 – 8 PM as needed.
◊ I did my bedtime stretch (detailed in book.) To be done this evening about ten p.m.

Before Bed: Evening Energy Questions
◊ Did I live the promises of my Morning Energy Questions?
 Yes.
◊ What fired me up today, and why?
 Thinking about being pregnant.
◊ What tired me out today, and why? 
Thinking about being pregnant.

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Day 13

Well, it seems that I am pregnant for the first time! This is not a shock, because we were trying, but it is a shock, because we’d been trying for a year. I just had a test done which was very painful, to see if my Fallopian tubes were blocked. It was very painful and the doctor said he used a lot of pressure to force dye through my tubes. That can mean that they WERE partially blocked, and having the test done could actually make it easier to get pregnant. I’m going to guess that it helped, because we got pregnant on the very next try. My period is only a few days late so it doesn’t feel real.  My period has been this late before, but I ovulated early this time, and two pregnancy tests have confirmed it.

I’m not going to tell anyone for a bit because I know that if a miscarriage is going to happen, it is likely to happen early. I thought I would be excited! But mostly I’m surprised, confused, and a little nervous that it has actually happened.

So I think what I will do is keep going with the blog, posting the “Today’s Personal Energy” report, because that is all good things to be doing. On days that I’m up to it, I’ll add in advice I took from Denise’s book, and maybe a little from “What to Expect when you are Expecting.”

I guess this blog has to stay a secret for awhile!! Seems I have only one loyal reader right now anyway.

TODAY’S PERSONAL ENERGY REPORT

When you Wake Up: Morning Energy Questions
◊ What will I look forward to today? 
Still being pregnant? Oh my goodness.
◊ What pleasure will I add to my day? 
Eating at our favorite Thai restaurant.
◊ How will I connect to someone today?
I will bond with my husband over this new experience we find ourselves in.

During the Day: Energy Checklist
◊ I got enough sleep last night. Not really, I couldn’t get to sleep and the cats were waking us up. I’m still trying to sort out a routine for going to bed so I can get enough sleep.
◊ I energized with my morning stretch (detailed in book). Done
◊ I ate breakfast. Done; Total with blueberries and milk, with a little bit of coffee and a lot of milk and sugar.
◊ I drank eight glasses of water. I think I did drink this today.
◊ I got outside for some fresh air and sunshine. I walked on the track again.
◊ I did my afternoon Energy Shot stretch (detailed in book). Not today.
◊ If I caught myself slouching or slumping, I corrected my posture. Remembered as I typed this.
◊ If I caught myself in a negative thought, I turned it positive. My mind is a little crazy today with the news; I’m worried about an early miscarriage but trying to breath deeply and not stress.
◊ I connected with someone. Just my husband today!
◊ I did something fun or relaxing, just for me. I read a book all morning. A book about a teenage girl named Flora that has amnesia.
◊ I worked out for thirty minutes or more. Yes, I walked on the track.
◊ I only went on the internet from six to eight PM: Not entirely, but I wasn’t on the internet too much today.
◊ I did my bedtime stretch (detailed in book.) To be done this evening about ten p.m.

Before Bed: Evening Energy Questions
◊ Did I live the promises of my Morning Energy Questions?
 Yes.
◊ What fired me up today, and why?
 Thinking about being pregnant.
◊ What tired me out today, and why? 
Thinking about being pregnant.