This was Baby S's second race (the Firecracker 5K was the first).
Q: When did I find out?
A: June 20, 2008. Chasen and I wholeheartedly agreed that it would be best if we waited until we got through the first trimester before making the announcement. At first it was a very tough ‘secret’ to keep… but since we now live in a place where we know no one, it has actually been pretty easy to keep tight-lipped (except for on this blog, of course).
Q: Was this planned?
A: YES! Although it did not happen overnight… apparently our little one wanted to be conceived in Mississippi.
Q: When am I due?
A: February 23, 2009. I’ll be 34 years old. This due date is why I elected to drop out of the American Odyssey Relay in April 2009.
Q: How far along am I?
A: 13 weeks, 2 days
Q: Have I been sick?
A: That’s a tricky one. Not officially. I have not thrown up, nor have I been nauseous. However, I’ve had a general feeling of ‘ick’ quite a lot. But that has dwindled as the first trimester comes to an end.
Q: Have I been tired?
A: Oh. My. Lord. YES! Very few days have gone by that I have not had to take a midday nap. Thank heavens I now work for myself and can afford to do so. Of course that means I have to work extra to make it up – but it’s all good. And like the icky feeling, it is subsiding.
Q: Do we have names picked out?
A: Of course!
Q: Do I have weird cravings?
A: From time to time.
Q: How does Chasen feel?
A: He’s ecstatic! And you thought he was supportive of my running? Well multiply that times 10 and you’ll get close to how good of a “pregnancy husband” he is.
Q: Have I been to the doctor?
A: Well of course! We first went at 6 weeks (they wouldn’t see me before then) and most recently at 11 weeks. A practice was recommended to me, and the particular doctor assigned to me is a distance runner. She’s great!
Q: Did my doctor approve my running and, specifically, training for the Worldwide Half Marathon?
A: YES. She said since I am already a runner, it is completely safe to continue throughout the pregnancy – so long as I listen to my body and not push too hard. It’s a deal. What a gal! And FYI I am A-OK with all of the walking I have been finding it necessary to do. I am not overdoing it!
There ya have it! We're ecstatic!