Saturday, April 10, 2010

Big News!!

Derek and I are going to be parents!!!!!


I know I've been MIA from the blogosphere lately...but there has just been so much going on, plus I have been so tired, PLUS I didn't exactly know how to post when I had this big secret inside that I just wanted to share!

The short story is...I suspected this in January, and sure enough, the home tests did was really very amazing to see that on the "stick" - I have never been pregnant before, so I never got the "double line" (or, on the more high-tech tests, the "pregnant" readout). I have to admit, the first test I tried was from the dollar store, so I took that result with a grain of salt...but after two more, and then another three days later...I was like, OK! And of course the doctor confirmed it.

I've had a bunch of appointments so far, and am currently at 16 weeks and one day!! On April 26 we get to find out whether it's a boy or a girl...I can't say that I am definitely hoping for one or the other - all I care about is that he or she is healthy - but I am sorta thinking it's a girl. Just a hunch!

I am so excited to now hear from all you moms out there, especially running moms. Did your running take a hit like mine sorta has when you were expecting? I've been doing a lot of walking, some yoga, and have run some, but no longer than 4 miles (and that's only like once a week or so - usually I've been averaging 2-3 miles). After the horrendous nausea and fatigue of the first trimester, the second trimester feels like a dream. So much better! Plus, the weather is getting nicer, and I just got a new pair of running shoes... :)

In other news, I turned 30 yesterday.  It was very exciting, and not at all depressing (like I have heard), being that I really have everything I can ask for: a wonderful family, a great husband, good friends, my health, and now, a little person who will turn out to be the most important thing to us!!

(Due date is September 24, by the way...)

So happy!


  1. Congrats to you guys! How exciting! Your due date is my baby sister's birthday! :)

    Happy belated birthday! I turn 30 in December and have usually had NO problem what-so-ever with getting older, but the past couple weeks my 30th birthday has been a topic of discussion and it's starting to get to me a little! Maybe it's because I am still "single"?! lol

  2. Congratulations! Such exciting news! I too am pregnant (with #2, due Nov 3rd) and I ran until 34 wks during my first pregnancy. It was fantastic - I was definitely a lot slower and put very little pressure on myself in terms of speed or distance, but it sooo paid off. This time I won't be running much as I didn't get back into my old running shape in between pregnancies.

    Anyhow, congrats and good luck! If you have questions about running and pregnancy, let me know!