Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What I have Learned About Pregnancy (At Week 10)

  • It is never possible to get enough sleep...
  • Just because you used to be able to go 8 hours between lunch and dinner, does not mean that you will still be able to.
  • Some days you will feel really amazing and not feel pregnant but others you will just really want to go back home and go to sleep
  • Dr's appointments are odd and may seem like a waste of time sometimes (I have been twice and the second time all they did was weigh me and take my blood pressure?)
  • Working out while pregnant is really hard but will hopefully be really worth it.
  • Dry heaving is not fun.

Ok, so that is a short list but its interesting. I have actually felt really good so far. I have been able to maintain my weight even though I feel like somedays I eat like a horse. I'm pleased with that so far, but know that it will be a continuous struggle. I have also continued my riding lessons with the warning that if I fall off I can not be x-rayed and can not take pain medication any stronger than Tylenol. I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to do this, based on the time change and the fact that it is already dark much earlier in the day.

I have had very little nausea and I'm pretty sure that about half of what I have had is related to a cold that I had week before last. The cold came with lots of head congestion and drainage, which pretty much sent me over the edge. I've had that happen before so I'm thinking that it wasn't morning sickness so much as it was just nasty head stuff!

The other nausea has come from me attempting to learn that it really is ok to eat more than three times a day. I had a riding lesson a few weeks ago at 5:30 after work and it ended up being 8 before I was able to get home and eat. My lunch at noon was very gone and by the end of the night I was not doing so well. Like I said, lessons learned :)

Anyway, thank you all again for your sweet comments. We are doing well and can't wait to see how this adventure goes. We are also so excited about adding this new addition to our family!


  1. Kelsey,
    Congrats again :) Good for you on still riding! I have read so many things that say you shouldn't ride, but I really think that is for people who don't ride a lot. And I think driving a car can be just as dangerous, if not more so!
    Could you email me? ( I know when you write a comment on my blog I can't reply b/c it just shows up at no-reply...

  2. Eat mini meals! That is what the Dr. and everyone told me. It really does help. And they can be healthy. Grapes, yogurt, etc. :)

  3. Ew, sorry you're feeling sick..maybe that will go away soon! I had a friend who rode barrels until she was like 6 months pregnant.. I thought it was a little risky to go that far but the dr oked it..