Sorry for all of you that are having ussues with the blog. We weren’t prepared for the traffic we’re getting. Billy is going to fix the problem tonight (so you may see the blog offline for a little while) and we should be back to normal by tomorrow morning!
You guys are the absolute best. I seriously have been so ridiculously excited to tell you our news because hello…we are all bf’s.
First things first, I am 15.43 weeks along (you better believe I add on the .xx, every day is one day closer:) I am due on August 24th.
(Ultrasound at 10 weeks along to determine how far I was. Hearing the heart beat is the coolest sound in the world and I become dehydrated from my tear ducts exploding whenever I get to hear it)
Here’s the story about the last few months. (I probably won’t go into too much detail because my brothers read the blog religiously:)
After the 1/2 marathon in Vegas back in December I was really nauseated (talked about it HERE). I thought I felt so sick because of the whole bad water at the race ordeal and just dealt with it. Then there were the daily migraines and the fact that over Christmas break I couldn’t get out of bed before 11 a.m. or stop crying over the silliest things. I didn’t think I pregnant for a while and this was a HUGE surprise for both of us. The nausea didn’t leave and certain areas of my body hurt more than I ever thought possible ha:) After a while I had a good idea that something was going on and I stopped at Shopko on my way to the gym. I took the test (S) at the bathroom there (classy, I know) and started crying instantly, I had never been so happy. I rushed home and woke Billy up by jumping on the bed and talking 90 miles an hour, that feeling beat all of my runners highs that I have ever had combined.
I pretty much cry every time I see Billy playing with my nieces and nephews now, I know he will be the best dad ever.
Curly is extremely excited for the baby and they all sneak me their candy because they know I am now eating for two, some may say that is a myth but I am taking it to heart.
One of the first things I thought about when I found out I was pregnant was the running shoe picture. (From my MIL’s Instagram)
I knew it was time to say something on the blog when a friend at the gym came up to me on Saturday and asked if I was pregnant (I should have said no and seen her reaction). The sis and I spent Saturday looking for the perfect pair of shoes that didn’t have pink or blue on them because we won’t know the sex of the baby until April. I secretly think it is a girl though.
How has being pregnant affected my running?
-The biggest thing is that I have slowed my pace per mile down a lot….anyone notice that I stopped posting my pace on the blog or daily mile?
I think I will stick to the 1/2 marathon distance as far as running races is concerned and keep running as long as I can throughout my pregnancy. During the first trimester when I was nauseated all day/every day (don’t worry I will not complain to you about it because Billy heard enough of it for a lifetime), running (sleeping and eating) were the only things that made me feel better. I thought it was in my head but my doctor said that exercise really does help with the nausea. I grew to love running even more!
I now mainly run on the treadmill unless I have someone to go with (Billy, BIL and Sissy). The treadmill allows me to stop and walk if I need and use the bathroom 28 times each run. I also now have to wear 8 sports bras at a time which makes for extra chafing.
Remember the 1/2 marathon we did last weekend? My sister could have easily ran a 1:37 (she has been training hard core) but stayed with me to make sure I could talk with her the whole time and that I didn’t push myself. My doctors only requirement for me is that I am able to talk while I workout and to stop if I start cramping or feeling weird, he says my mileage is great and that spin is good for me but to focus on maintaining fitness right now, NOT building it.
Whenever I go running with Billy he puts his hand on my back at least every .25 miles and asks how I am feeling. He is taking good care of me and goes to Costco 2 times a week to restock my cottage cheese, string cheese, potato and orange juice obsession. He is also really great about dealing with the fact that I don’t like being hot and that I make us use the AC as it is snowing outside and going to bed with me at 8:15.
Running is actually feeling even better in the second trimester just because I am not nearly as tired as I used to be!
What are we going to name the baby?
-Janilly if it is a girl and Bilnae if it is a boy;)
We will be adding a new tab on the blog where I will talk about all things pregnancy…ESPECIALLY exercising and nutrition while pregnant because I have been reading some incredible books about these subjects. Of course I will talk about it a little bit on the main page but it will pretty much stay the same…. running/food/tangents/weirdness/pictures of myself taken in my classroom. Thanks again everyone for your sweet words, you mean the world to me!
Any other questions that you have that I didn’t talk about? All you moms out there…..start dishing out the ADVICE!!! Did you experience ‘morning’ sickness? What other symptoms did you experience in that first trimester? How was your workout today?