So that last race I ran was on July 4th (Peachtree Road Race). So what do I have in store for next??? Well, there are no races in my future because I am 3 months pregnant! We found out a couple of weeks after I ran the Peachtree, and while I know a lot of people who run while pregnant (myself included, I ran the Peachtree almost 6 months pregnant), Adam and I have decided to restrict my running while pregnant. Not only was it difficult to get pregnant with Hope, but at 26 weeks Hope was diagnosed with IUGR. At that point, I was put on modified bed rest the rest of the pregnancy and if Hope showed distress at any point (I was seen twice a week at that point), they would deliver her. Very scary for a new mom to think she might have a child delivered at 29 weeks. Needless to say, I stopped working out. I had been very active up until then. Well Hope was delivered at 38 weeks, 6 days, via induction because she wasn't growing anymore on the inside. She was a healthy 6lb. baby, but it was determined that I had a small placenta and Hope was not able to get enough nutrients. So at 26 weeks, Adam started making me milkshakes every night (that part was pretty awesome) and feeding my constantly (not so awesome). I ended up gaining more weight than I had hoped (luckily it all came off though). So that is the long version as to why no races in my near future. Of course, if there is a 5K, I could probably swing that, but nothing over that.
I am feeling ok. The first trimester was rough. I was nauseous and extremely tired. Actually I am still very tired; I could sleep all day and all night if someone would let me. The nausea was subsided. In the first trimester I also had that whole nothing sounds good feeling, so I started my day off with Green Monsters a lot (plus a way to get some veggies in my diet).
This pregnancy has been very similar to my first, which is nice because I know what to expect. This time though I am limiting myself in the exercise category in hopes that I will be able to continue exercising throughout the entire pregnancy. I limit myself to just 15 miles a week (about 4 days) and 2 days of cross training (right now it's tennis). Some of my running includes pushing Hope in her baby jogger, so while it may only be 4 miles, it certainly feels like more. I am trying to fit some yoga in there too, but it's hard with a toddler. :)
Any tips on second pregnancies? Any books on getting the first baby ready for the second? I think Hope will be fine. She is very loving with her dolls, but I guess you never know.