Updated: Mar 21, 2020
I’m going through life as a Newlywed (1.5 years), Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, and Choreographer, and I have a nice amount of performances for Essence Festival coming up in 3 weeks. We’re talking 8 hours of training clients, then 2 hours of teaching classes, and ending my day with at least 4 hours of rehearsal time. Who does that right? Me, I live for it! Of course, I find myself sleeping in my car in between sessions and before classes thinking it is because of these long hours I am pulling. At the same time my husband comes down with this crazy cold (so we thought) that is tip toeing the line of becoming the flu.
Maybe about two weeks later, I am craving Nachos Locos from El Paso, and we both joke that I might be pregnant. Then we quickly dismiss it. My schedule has been crazy, of course my body will be out of wack, right? I get home and we take a pregnancy test...P O S I T I V E. So that cold hubby had was my 1st trimester symptoms. Thanks babe!
We make all of the necessary appointments and we find out that I am 9 weeks pregnant. They tell us to start taking the vitamins, what to stay away from and all that jazz. Essence Festival comes and we knock out two live shows and a fitness class! I am feeling good, feeling great,
I realize that I am starting to show a little more than a woman who should be 9 weeks pregnant so we schedule an additional appointment. We get to the imagery department and come to find out I am actually 13.2 weeks pregnant and I AM HAVING TWINS! My husband and I are both only children. We were baffled, nervous, scared, and all around taken aback. Luckily, when it comes to our family we are on the same page and ready to take on this next chapter of our lives.
I am truly grateful to a healthy active lifestyle- working out 6 days a week, eating relatively healthy, meditation, and as much sleep as I can, is one of the main reasons I did not realize I was pregnant until my second trimester. I have not experienced any aches, pains, or morning sickness. Of course, some symptoms we can’t help, it comes with the territory. Being healthy before hand has definitely made this one smooth ride.- SHANDA "MANGO" BROWN