BFP! Whoa!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Congratulations!  When are you due?

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

How exciting! Congratulations! Coincidentally we started to NTNP around the same time as you and I was charting just to keep track. The BFP came as a huge surprise yesterday. It’s all very surreal, so much so, in fact, that I plan to re-test in a few days just to make sure! It’s very unsettling career-wise for me as well, because I want (and planned) to advance in my field over the coming years. Does a little one mean it gets put on hold? Many things to think and worry about, but it’s an exciting time too. What’s your estimated due date? Mine would be very early January (but this is all so unfamiliar that I’m not sure I’m ready to think about that yet!).

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

almondjoy:  Congrats!! I’ll just offer my support on being active and playing sports- I got pregnant around Halloween and I coach youth alpine ski racing. I was on skis from 3 weeks pregnant (before it was even possible to get a positive) up until this weekend, when I was 27.5 weeks (over 6 months). I skied 3-6 days a week all winter. I also competed in a 4K run on Thanksgiving, nordic skied, ran, rode my spin bike, went to circuit/TRX class, hiked, and backcountry skied (where you hike up yourself). I’ve also traveled a bunch, for skiing and for fun. It has been awesome to be active during pregnancy, continue with my job, and feel like myself! I can’t give any advice as to career, but as for sports, in my opinion just listen to your body and have at it!

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

almondjoy:  congrats.  you can still be active and be pregnant.  i am in a triathlon club and many women stay active through their pregnancies.  they don’t always have races scheduled especially since i wouldn’t swim in some of the lakes with a baby inside but they continue to swim, bike, and run until their doctors tell them not to.  then they get right back to it after the baby comes.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

almondjoy:  Haha, nice! I try to keep my heart rate below around 160 or 170. It’s outdated to keep it below 140, from what I’ve read. My midwife just told me to make sure I don’t get overheated- I always have a water bottle with me and now that it’s warmer I fill it with ice, too. I shoot for going hard but not really hard, like I back off when I feel myself get to that 90% zone until my heartrate goes down a little. Like breathing hard but not too hard. To be honest, the weight gain has been a little hard sometimes, mentally. Seeing a number on the scale that I have never seen before and watching my body get softer and curvier has been….different. Sometimes I feel fine about it, other times I don’t really like it (the softness and the curves, not being pregnancy itself). Working out is totally the cure- I always feel great afterwards and like myself again! Best of luck to you!!! I bet you will be a total pregnant badass 🙂

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

almondjoy:  Unfortunately I have zero insight into how one would manage a business and keep up with a newborn! I’m sure people do it, but I imagine it would be tough. From what I’ve read and heard, caring for a newborn is an exhausting and busy job…seems like it would be important to find some help with your job for at least the first couple of months. Another option would be to solicit the help of a willing relative or hire someone to help out with the baby, maybe for nighttime feedings especially (so you are awake and alert during the day to be able to work from home!). My situation is more simple since I have a regular full-time job, but I have thousands of thoughts and scenarios running through my head, none of which seem to stand out as the obvious choice. Ideally I would quit working for a while and take care of baby, but it would be financially challenging and maybe unwise given the job market (really, really tough) these days.

It is said that there’s never a good time to have a baby, which, now being in that predicament, I think is very, very true!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

MrsAKSkier:  You are my pregnancy-exercising inspiration! And I’m not even pregnant yet.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

lealorali:  Hahah oh my gosh, thank you!!! I’ve had some pretty inspiring preggo friends that make me look like a pansy, but I’m still pretty proud with how I’ve done so far!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

almondjoy:  Congrats! You should join the January babies thread!

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