I’m so thrilled (and to be honest, nervous too!) to share the big news that my husband Jon and I are expecting our first baby! I’ve trained so many women (over 10,000 at this point!) throughout their pregnancies but it still feels absolutely surreal to be experiencing it for myself.
Jon and I (that’s us in the photo up there) got married in October and decided we wanted to try for kids pretty quickly. When we found out we were expecting in late Spring we were both quickly filled with much excitement—and fear! I was surprised by how nervous I felt so quickly. I think it was in part due to my work with all of my clients– part of seeing thousands of pregnancies means that I’ve seen up close that a positive pregnancy test does not mean a healthy, full term pregnancy. I’ve seen what can happen and go wrong, and was pretty wary about getting too excited early on. However the weeks have passed and the test results have come back with good news, and Jon and I are starting to think that this is probably happening. We were so excited to find out a few weeks ago that we are expecting a boy in late December!
Over the next 6 months I’ll be writing here weekly about my experiences- not just in terms of pregnancy and exercise (though I will be writing a lot about that), but also the big picture stuff too—all the amazing (and crazy, and sometimes hard) things that I’m experiencing.
I’ll admit up front that this hasn’t been a roses and butterflies, all easy-happy pregnancy—it’s been a lot tougher than I expected. It’s also been more surreal than I ever expected to be feeling the things I’ve educated so many women about (a real thought I had as I rolled over at 3am last night—“holy cow, round ligament pain is way worse than I expected!”) I’ll be honest- as an expert in the field I was sure I’d be rolling with the pregnancy punches easily, but that hasn’t been the case. Even knowing all the answers, I’ve felt overwhelmed and lost at times. I’ll be sharing about these feelings in my posts in the coming weeks too.
Please share in the comments about what topics you’d like to hear about—and any words of advice you might have! I’ve spent the last 10 years telling pregnant women what to do (wall sits anyone??), now the tables have turned, and I’d love to hear from you about what advice you wish you’d been given. I’m excited to share this journey with you!
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