I owe y’all a few thank yous for a multitude of reasons…
*Thank you for your comments/suggestions on my weight loss post.
I feel SO much better – emotionally, mentally, and physically, when I’m being active. I have plenty of “fertile” friends who have continued with strenuous exercise throughout pregnancy (even CrossFit!), but most of them also had “oops” pregnancies, so I feel a need to be more careful… after all, it took us so much time and money to get this far! That being said, it is SO important for my peace of mind/mood to exercise, so I’m going to keep up with it.
My plan is to go back to regular speed elliptical exercise (thank goodness – that slow shit sucks!), and tennis and hiking throughout the summer & fall. I’ve been physically active pre-BFP, so I think my body will be fine with that.
Also, I’ll be waitressing and bartending full time from June 15th – October 15th (basically weeks 13-30), so that will be giving me lots of exercise as well. I’m hoping the stairs won’t be too much of an issue that last month or so. We shall see.
Does anyone have any experience with rock climbing while pregnant? I’m thinking I might have to avoid it for the summer, but I’m not sure. It’s such amazing exercise!
*Thank you for your comments on my beta posts – especially the 2nd beta.
It feels a little bizarre to be entering into this whole new world of worries. In a twisted sort of way, I was “comfortable” with the TTC worries. I knew what to expect. I knew the statistics. I knew how I’d feel after each BFN. Now there’s a whole new world of worries out there. ACK! I’m doing my best to push away the multitude of sad stories that I’m all too familiar with thanks to the ALI community. I think that’s the hard part of IF – you become way too well-versed with both the good (amazing support – wonderful people – heart-warming stories) and the bad (m/c, neonatal loss, etc). I need to believe that this journey will end with a healthy baby in 35.5 weeks.
*Thank you for your support over the past 2 years.
I would never wish IF on anybody, but honestly, you all have changed me. You have helped me grow. You have helped me with patience, hope, empathy, and joy. It’s amazing how difficult it can be to feel joy when you are in the midst of your own despair. YOU have helped me to rediscover how to feel joy for other’s happiness. Thank you.