Being new to the whole Blogger World, I had no idea there was a National De-Lurking Week! How funny, they should have one over at myspace too.... So if you are stopping by for the first time, or have been by before, please say Hi! I won't bite, I promise!
Being pregnant with our third child has its ups and downs. I am just coming up on the second trimester and hoping the nauseous-ness goes away soon! My first two were born only 14 months apart. I had midwifes for the first pregnancy which was an incredible experience. I love the whole natural approach, that child birth is a natural thing, and should not be treated like an emergency. The only bad thing I think, was that they did not regulate my weight at all. I was allowed to eat whatever I wanted and wasn't told I could only gain so much. After my son was born, and the initial 6 weeks passed, I began walking and working out to lose the weight. Well, I was really beginning to see some difference when suddenly I found myself pregnant with our second son. Thats right, my oldest was only 4 months old. I was so discouraged, because I would have to stop my weight loss. I was more careful that time, as I was in the care of an OBGYN at that point because we were military and as hard as I tried, I couldn't get out of the Naval Hospital. Let me tell you, the birth was a COMPLETELY different experience. The atmosphere was more rushed, tense. I could feel it from the beginning of my care. I was very unhappy with my birth there.
So now as I am on my third, I am trying to keep my weight gain down. I had lost all the weight finally this past summer. But with CRAZY cravings, I know its going to be tough. I am usually a fairly health conscious person, I don't like to eat a lot of fast food. Well, I want pizza almost all the time, and onion rings with zesty sauce from of all places BK. I found myself eating Spicy Sweet Chili flavored Doritos crumbled up on ice cream. And then I ate a few more chips with a glass of milk. My poor Dh, looked at me and said "Are you really eating spicy Doritos with milk?" I said "Yep. Why" All I got was a grin.
In the hopes of balancing what I am eating, I ordered a prenatal workout video last night on Amazon.com. It is called Prenatal Fitness Fix, and according to all the reviews this is supposed to be a really intense toning and aerobic workout that is safe for pregnancy. I am so excited to get this DVD! And then I got an email saying it had shipped this morning. I will let you know how it goes when I recieve it!
I also have my first Dr's visit tomorrow afternoon. I am such a worry wart, and even though I know better, I imagine the worst. I have been praying, and God keeps reminding me in that still small voice, that I just need to trust Him. I always worry until I hear the little heart beat for the first time. I think part of it is that there is so much going on this year, and having a new little one is going to be slightly stressful. But we prayed about whether we should try to get pregnant, we both felt like God was telling us to, and so we did. In the worlds perspective, you should wait until the perfect time. Financially stable, in a house, further along in your career. But if you are following Christ and His will, His time is the only perfect time. So while my business is picking up quickly, and my husband is going to be in and out a lot with his ship and the deployed for six months in October, we knew this was the perfect time to add to our little family. I guess that leads me back to the trusting in Him issue. Please pray that all is well!