On Wednesday afternoon, September 7th to be exact, I found out I was pregnant. It wasn’t a completely shock or surprise, just something that my partner and I wanted but didn’t know when it would happen. With one month away from my next race, I realized that I wouldn’t be able to continue training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. I wasn’t completely bummed out, I realized that races will come and go, but an opportunity like having a baby wouldn’t always be around.
First thing I did was tell one of my closest friends, and because of shock and confusion, her clear head was able to guide for the next steps, how to tell my significant other the news and to pretty much relax, this is really great news.
Later that day, I shared the wonderful news with my partner, who was as shocked and excited as I was. Even our dog, was excited as well. We sat in silence to process the news and from there we just took it one day at a time.
The next day I booked an appointment to see my GYN doctor, I also ordered two books from Amazon, one for myself: What To Expect When You’re Expecting and one for him: The Expectant Father. I also ordered the Sea-Band Mama, it’s a band that is supposed to help with morning sickness by pressing on pressure points on your wrist. It had good reviews, it was worth the shot.
For the next couple of weeks, I have documented most of my pregnancy weeks and ways to cope with the first trimester: