Now that the news is out, I thought I’d rewind and fill you in on how the last few weeks have been. I should warn you, I may come off like Debbie downer at times. But, I’m all about being truthful. This is a journey that I choose to document for myself, my kids, and those who may be experiencing (or have experienced) similar circumstances. Either way, I’m gonna give it to you raw and un-cut.
This post was originally written on Thanksgiving (11/22/2012), the day after we found out
Lately I’ve been feeling SO EXHAUSTED. Covering hurricane Sandy and trying to catch up on my studies have taken a serious toll on my body. Oh, did I mention motherhood? That’s a full time gig in and of itself. Despite the long days at work, I figured that the reason why I’ve been so tired is because I’m allowing my workouts to slip.
Before Princess, the gym was my go to place to relieve stress and keep my body in shape. I exercised throughout my pregnancy for goodness sake! But, it’s been tough these past couple years. So I’ve made it a point to kick myself in hire gear. Maybe upping my routine would lead to me getting my energy back. Yeah right (sarcastically speaking).
I’d workout and pass out after getting home. At work, I’ve been a walking zombie. In addition to being tired, I’ve been super sensitive. Watching movies during my run on the treadmill is my secret to keep going. It distracts me from looking at the time. The other day I was watching “Roller Derby” and randomly burst into tears. WTF?! I’m obviously a complete loser, and a super sensitive one at that. Yesterday I was watching “The Vow” and like “Roller Derby,” I began to cry. This time there was a good reason. This flick was based on a true story. If you haven’t seen it, you’d love it. It stars Rachael McAdams and Channing Tatum. Anyway, all these emotions and my exhaustion haven’t been making sense at all.
I haven’t been myself. But the one thing that has cheered me up- a once in a lifetime offer that I couldn’t refuse. Maybe that’s the kick I need! Maybe I’ve been bummed about my career, and now this chance may lead to something huge. Sorry I can’t go into details. I don’t want to jinx anything.
In any event, I’m so excited! However, I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather. “It’s my period for sure,” I said to myself. But then I started to think….
I couldn’t remember the last time it came. I whipped out my calculator and began counting. I realized that I could be a couple days late. But, I could be getting the dates mixed up. I counted again and my mouth fell to the floor. WTF!!
I’ve been feeling exhausted, bloated, and sensitive. Could I be? Nah! Impossible! Sort of:/
I rushed home to take the test and this is what it read:
WTF are we gonna do?!
Weather Anchor Mama