The First 12 Weeks: From Triathlons to Trimesters

November 21, 2014 6:05 PM

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Recently, my husband Owain and I were thrilled to announce that we're having our first baby. The due date is May next year, almost a year to the day of my first ironman triathlon. A different type of endurance event! This new chapter in our lives has been a unique experience to date. A definite highlight being the 12-week scan where we could see our little 6 cm baby developing and enjoying lots of moving around (an athlete in the making?!) Now at 16 weeks baby is the size of an avocado, so my Babycenter app tells me, and is due to double in size in the next few weeks!

I have been reflecting on our first 12 weeks and would like to share some of the elements that I believe have made it thriving as opposed to surviving time (so far!) I have crafted these into the "Purposeful Pregnancy Pyramid" (diagram and reflections below). I think these are applicable to other li...

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