Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ok - so I have some news.........

I am 13 weeks pregnant and I didn't want to post NOTHING in my "fitness journal" LOL. So I have stayed away until it was "safe" to tell everyone the news. Now my journal is more of a pregnancy fitness journal than fitness for the next 6 months :)

I fell pregnant 3 weeks into our holiday and found out in Switzerland the day after I bungy jumped, whoops!!! I was convinced I was getting my ladies so thought nothing of it. Although DH had been telling me for a week or so that he thought I was preggas! The day after I was due we went and bought a test (20 euros – I can get them for about 5 euros back home!), I didn’t even have to wait the 3 minutes as two lines came up straight away.

We are very exited and had our 12 week scan the weekend before last to make sure bubs was ok and everything was going well. I had a cry when we heard the heartbeat – just amazing. All our dates are correct and bubs was moving around like crazy – we have one very active baby! Some people say that means I am having a girl. But who knows. We are not finding out the sex either. I have convinced DH to wait until the birth. My friends think I will not be able to hold out that long but I am determined.

The first 10 weeks was exhausting and I suffered badly, the past week or so my energy has been returning and I am eating a bit better (carbs have been my saviour – so hungry all the time). I have put on 4kgs so far and apparently this is ok. It is going to take some getting used to putting on this weight.

My workouts have mainly been walking (as I have been too exhausted to do anything else) and light weights. I have already lost so much strength in my arms that I need to keep up with my upper body workouts as much as possible. I went for a short run on the weekend and felt great. I still get knackered in the afternoons though. Work has been super busy so the nights have been early to bed and on weekends I have a nap in the arvo.

I haven’t felt any flutters yet from the baby moving around but have been told to expect them in the next week or so – can’t wait.

Here are some pics of bubs.



  1. Congrats Mands!! That's awesome news. The photos are amazing aren't they?

  2. I have said it already buy congrats again. You and hubby must be so excited! You will make such an amazing mum!!
    Those pics brought tears to my eyes.
    Take good care of yourself, can't wait to follow your preg journey!! xx