Friday, July 27, 2012

The real reason the marathon and I didn't see eye to eye

We will be welcoming a LITTLE LADY into our family on or around DECEMBER 15. Hopefully she comes before Christmas, but either way we are excited.

HOW WE FOUND OUT:
As we were in the final weeks of training prior to the race, I found myself acting funny. I was exhausted and lethargic. I just thought it was because I was running 30+ miles a week. (My goal is to run a marathon between each pregnancy, in hopes to stay in shape and to keep working towards some sort of goal) Anyways, the week of the race Sean and I were talking about when we would try to start adding to our family. I told him, one morning, that my body was so weird lately (still thinking all the running and weening Charlie from nursing were my answers) and that we would have to wait a few months for it to regulate itself again. That same morning I went to a friend's house. I asked her if she had problems when she weened her children. I also said that my body was probably just punishing me for working it too hard and that maybe I was coming down with some sort of bug. She insisted that I was pregnant. I denied and said there was no way. She brought me one of her digital tests (I was worried she was giving me such a nice test to take when I knew what the answer was going to be already). I really thought I would be so sorry when we saw that it was negative and I just used her last one. Lo and behold, I was numb when I saw the word 'pregnant' across the little screen. I was so numb to the whole thing, that I wandered home and sat there wondering how to tell Sean. He was planning to run home for lunch that day. He always checks the mail on his way in and thoroughly scans each piece of mail. I decided to write him an anonymous card and tell him in it. I couldn't wait to see his reaction. If only he could've seen my reaction when he called and said that he was in the middle of a complicated case and wouldn't be home. I made some lame excuse up and went in to bring him lunch and the mail. After what seemed like forever, we were alone and he was able to go through the mail. He waited, for what seemed like an eternity, to open the random card up. He was so shocked he had to read it a few times until he could process it. HE GOT SO EXCITED! We talked about how ironic it was that we had had that specific conversation that morning. He was sad that he missed looking at a pee stick and so off I went to get one at the dollar store. I took another one so that he could be a part of the excitement. Then we were both excited, nervous, in awe, and wondering what I would do that Saturday for the race.

We decided that my body was prepared for the race and that this little one came in the thick of training, so it must be out of our hands. That was why the race was SO hard. I vowed I wouldn't do another one again and just stick to half marathons. I am now thinking about the next one....

We also waited until I was 15 weeks to tell our parents and siblings. I didn't want either of our mothers to worry that I put the baby in harm's way running that race. The wait paid off. Everyone was happy and no one questioned our decision to have me run.

We are excited to become a family of four! Now, off I go to take a nap.

15 comments:

iyouandme said...

Congratulations! That's amazing!

Jamie said...

I am so excited for you guys! That is great news! Congrats! And i am so impressed that you could run that far so early in your pregnancy! That is kind of the same way I found out I was pregnant with Heath! (It was the day before we were riding our bikes to DC! And I didn't tell bryan because I thought he wouldn't let me ride it!)

Jody and Alex said...

congrats, such great news! Little girls are so fun!

Brittany DeFreese said...

ahh! congrats!!

Kaela Cusack said...

congratulations! what a fun story to tell your daughter when she comes :)

Chelsea Fullmer said...

Congrats! For some reason I had a feeling this post was coming after I saw you at the walk in Utah. Not that I thought you were prego, but that you would be having another babe soon. So exciting it's a girl! Hope everything goes well and that you have a pleasant labor experience this time around.

Dana said...

Congratulations! What a fun story!

Carly said...

This is the best news! So excited for you guys! Love buying GIRL stuff! That is a great story. Hope you are feeling well now!

Mari said...

Oh that's so exciting!! Congrats! I can't wait to see cute little pictures of her!

James and Talai Macfarlane said...

You are incredible! I can not believe you were able to run that far pregnant! Congratulations!! SO happy for you guys!

NJ said...

Congratulations! So exciting!! I'm sure Charlie will be such a sweet big brother. What a fun way to find out too... I love the surprises!!

The Way I See It said...

I am SO thrilled for you. Love you!

Da Denninghoff's said...

Congratulations! So excited for you all!

Michael and Marie said...

So excited to hear your family is growing even more! What lucky children to have such an amazing mommy! Congratulations to you and Sean! Hope your pregnancy goes well! And thank you for your inspiration, I am going to try and run a half marathon next spring :)

Erika said...

Congrats! That is such a funny story. She will be a beauty for sure.