I'm doing good so far -- had a little queasiness this morning when I woke up, but it was short lived. DH and I took a nice long bike ride today to go watch the International Pro Cycling Race (its in Philadelphia every year). Now, I ride my bike all over town - but today, I was huffing a puffing not even a mile from my house. I could tell that I was much much more tired than usual, and when we came home I fell into bed and took a nice long nap. Its about 10pm and I am ready to hit the hay again.
I am on a Dragon Boat Racing team (we practice three times a week) and after today's bike ride, I am a little worried about overheating, or overdoing it (heart rate) in the next few weeks, so I guess I will have to see how I feel with that.... It is a low impact endurance sport (kind of like outrigger canoeing), and I know lots of women have done it while pregnant, but since I am not ready to tell the team (they will be happy, and encourage me to stick with it through the summer) I may have to lay low for a few weeks and guage the heat index and get a heart rate monitor for the first few weeks until my body mellows out. I look forward to exercising, swimming, doing yoga throughout my pregnancy. I am lucky to have my sister in law, a yoga teacher, living right across the street too, so I know she will be a great help over the coming months.
We still havent told anyone yet - just kind of letting the news sink in over the weekend. But I think we will probably tell my family next weekend when my parents are over for father's day dinner - I am very close to them, and they will be ecstatic. I also cant wait to tell my younger brother who will be so so excited to be an uncle. As for DH's family, I dont know when to share the news with them -- my MIL is a blabbermouth, and she has a really big family...while I love them dearly, I know that if I dont want the whole world to know yet, I cant tell her the news...so I am trying to figure out when would be the right time to release the news to his family since it will take all of about ten minutes for the 50 of them to find out once we tell her.
We also want to come to terms with what to tell people about our plans re: homebirth. My family will be supportive b/c many women in my family have done that...but DH's family, his mother will be really scared about it, and I want to avoid discussing it with her as much as possible. I dont even know if we will tell them.
I have been looking through the Dr. Sears Pregnancy book, and another one that I have by Penny Simkin to read about what's going on and stuff.
Otherwise, not much to report.