Tuesday, December 21, 2010

12 Weeks

Today I am 12 weeks pregnant.  Just one more week until I start the supposed honeymoon stage of pregnancy.  Boy am I ready for that stage!!  For some reason this pregnancy has been really hard on me.  I haven't been throwing up or anything, but I've been fighting a cold almost the entire time, I've had hives and itchy skin, I've head migraines that come once every couple weeks and last for a good two days at a time, I've been tired, crabby, miserable, and exhausted.  Not exactly a fun person to be around lately... heck, I can't even stand being around myself!  With that said... I've decided to try to make a couple changes within myself.  I need to remember that I have to do things for myself and not just for everyone else.  I need to take time for myself and find things that make me happy.  So last night after putting the kids to bed I decided to sit on the couch and read for an hour.  I love reading, but never seem to do it.  I have been reading the same book (400 pages) for the past year and a half.  I would LOVE to finish it and move on to another book.  Maybe I can finish it tonight... only 50 pages to go.  It felt so nice to disappear into my book and enter a world of quietness and relaxation.  Why don't I take the time to do this more often?!  The second thing that I started doing is exercising.  I am not exercising to lose weight or get some awesome body, because during pregnancy that is pretty much impossible.  Instead I am exercising because I've heard that it releases your natural mood enhancing endorphins and makes you happier naturally... and yup, I definitely need that!  So this morning I woke up bright and early and ran on my elliptical for 20 minutes.  So far, so good!  Now if I could just make these two things a habit at least a couple times a week...

1 comment:

  1. Yeah...pregnancy can be sooooo much fun :) You are doing great and I hope you start feeling better. Good luck :)