You know how it is pretty easy to go into something and have expectations about how it will be…. Well, I am quite talented at doing that so I thought I would share 11 things that I thought would happen/not happen going into pregnancy and what really happened.
-I went into this pregnancy thinking I would do all of the trail miles! I grew to really love all of Utah’s amazing trails that are pretty much out my backdoor and so I assumed that a lot of my pregnant miles would be spent on the trails. Nope. I went once at about 10 weeks with Beretta and that was the last time. My heart rate skyrockets when I go uphill so I have just stopped the uphill stuff and know that I will have a sweet reunion with the trails in 2021.
-Andrew said that he expected me to have way more fun food cravings like I did during Skye’s pregnancy but sadly my cravings have been for more boring things.
-I definitely thought I would get in some fun pregnant racing. I LOVE races when I am pregnant because it helps me to feel still a part of it all and I get to see all of my friends and run the courses without a thought about time but 2020 definitely had different plans for that.
-Going into this pregnancy I told myself that I was not going to eat out as much as I did when I was pregnant with Skye. I spent so much money on food when I was pregnant with Skye and I wasn’t going to do it again… until I did ha. For weeks there I couldn’t handle the smell of food in our house or the idea of cooking things so when Andrew was at work especially, DoorDash was my best friend.
-I assumed going into this pregnancy that I would keep running with my friends on their easy days. I thought that since I was coming from the best shape of my life that I would be running faster during this pregnancy vs my previous pregnancies but nope, I’m running the same paces I did for Brooke and Skye. My pregnant body loves one speed and that speed is not what my friends run on their easy days. I am SO happy that I get to share so many miles with my sister and how perfectly that has worked out!
-I prepared myself (and Andrew) to feel really down again all of the time. I’m not sure if I had depression during Skye’s pregnancy or not but it sure felt like it and I was preparing myself to have it again. I’m very thankful that I don’t this time!
-I definitely did not think I would be able to wait to find out the gender but somehow it is actually really easy and I’m not tempted at all. I’m more worried that a doctor or nurse will accidentally tell us. I’m just really excited to be surprised which I did not expect.
-That during my first trimester I would peacefully have time to take naps/rest when Skye napped and the big kids were at school… but instead I was back to teaching again;) I am very grateful that I’ve felt so much better during the days during this time of year because it’s been fun doing all of the summer things now.
-That the nausea would stop right after the first trimester and while it’s gotten better… It is here again at night!
-I expected to worry more but I haven’t this time for some reason. With both girls I remember always feeling worried and anxious about how they were doing or if they were healthy but for some reason I’ve been lucky this time to just feel really at peace with how this little one is doing.
-That I was going to NEVER find a doctor as good as the one that I had with Skye (he moved) but somehow I did and I love her so much.
Just a few things to talk about with this week of pregnancy!
*Jocelyn reminded me of this one last week when she shared how during pregnancy she could not handle gum in the slightest. I’m the same way and this has been the case for each one of my pregnancies. I love gum before but then as soon as I get pregnant, I can’t even handle the idea of chewing it.
*I already miss sleeping on my back or stomach so much… enjoy it for me if you can please;). I am very grateful for a long body pillow that Andrew got for me at Costco a few months ago. The kids love to steal it so I sometimes have to search for it.
*The food that I thought about the most last week = cheeseburgers made at home. Andrew ended up grilling a bunch of extras and I’m not going to lie… I did have one for breakfast one morning. I’ve also really loved pasta a lot this last week.
*I used to want really fresh salads all of the time but now I have no desire for salads. I still like vegetables but mostly just cooked or warm veggies.
*I keep thinking I’ll need to start wearing a belly band for my runs soon but I haven’t yet. Running is still feeling great and I just keep hoping I’ll get to keep running for a while.
*I’VE BEEN DRINKING WATER normally again. It still doesn’t taste as good as normal but I’m so thankful that I don’t hate it anymore.
Did you go into pregnancies with any expectations of things that didn’t end up happening?
Any pregnancy sleep tips?
If you are pregnant, what foods have sounded amazing to you lately?