Back to "Normal"

It has been a while since I have felt like updating my blog.  Let's just say that these last three months have been quite crazy.  From the kids starting school, the entire household getting some kind of nasty virus, to pneumonia and everything in between - well, let's just say that LIFE happened.

Throughout all of this my health seemed to take a turn, and not in a good way.  Yes, I was fighting the virus, which is what my body was supposed to do, but I felt off - you know the feeling, when you just don't feel right, like something is going on but you don't know why.

What was going on????

I had been working so hard with my nutrition, stress management and workouts to help heal my adrenals and try to put my Hashimoto's in remission that I kind of started to panic a little.  I began to worry if there was something else going on.  Was is another autoimmune disease starting?  (When you have one autoimmune disease, you are more prone to have others.)  What I doing too much? Was I having a food intolerance issue that was just now showing up?  

I was overly tired - more like exhausted all the time, nauseous to the point where I didn't want to eat - I literally felt like I was getting the flu.  After about 3 weeks of feeling like this, I knew something was going on.  

Another trip to the doctors.

After finally having enough of feeling like this, I caved and went to one of the local doctors at the clinic.  After a few tests, I finally found out what was going on.  

I was pregnant!!!!!  

It actually never even occurred to me that at my age (let's just say that I'm over 30) having a child was not something that I had even thought of again.  

But here we are.  I'm officially 15 weeks as of this week and things are going well.  

I must admit that the first trimester was not fun at all.  In fact, my nutrition went right out the window.  The constant nausea was horrible, plus fighting through a nasty sinus/head cold - all that could help or that I craved was ginger tea, Gatorade and I am ashamed to admit - potato chips.  

But now, my nutrition is back to eating Paleo, and I am resuming my exercise routine with modifications.  I am also working very closely with my mid-wife and Fundemental Medicine doctor to monitor my thyroid levels.  When you have any thyroid disorder during pregnancy, you can have a lot of complications - one being miscarriage so we are staying on top of that very closely.  

So with my fingers crossed and lots of prayers, things will go just as planned and we will welcome a little into our family in May 2015.  

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  1. That's awesome! Congrats and enjoy! Babies are better after 30.


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