Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A promotion?


It is with great joy and excitement that I announce little lady's promotion to BIG SISTER!  We will welcome our new little love bug home in April of 2015!! 

Now, the details! 

How / When did you find out?
During the Month of August I'd been feeling quite nauseated, tired, and just over all blah. I decided that I "couldn't be pregnant!"  and figured I was over training. I had just started doing PIYO six days a week, and was running 3 days a week. Additionally, i'd just gone back to work full time SO - I thought I was just plain tired. 

Well... There was about 3 days in Early September that I was physically unable to move. Every time I moved, I would be instantly dizzy and running to the bathroom.  It was a weekend so I was hoping I'd feel better enough for work on Monday, but when Monday rolled around and I was still vomiting - I called in sick. By 11 a.m. I was so weak I called my husband and asked him to come take me to urgent care. 

The nurse asked for my permission to give me a pregnancy test and I agreed.

The doctor told me I was "dehydrated" and it's going around. He said he could give me some fluids and anti-nausea medication and send me home. 

Since he didn't say anything about the test, I figured It was just dehydration and was happy to get some medication and be on my way. 

A few minutes later the doctor runs back in and says "THE MYSTERY IS SOLVED! YOU ARE PREGNANT" 

Now, at this moment in time I had a baby who wasn't even 7 months old. ... 

WHAT? 

I looked at him with a blank stare and then burst into tears. 

He came over, put his hand on my shoulder and said this is great news, it really is and THEN the question... 

Where you trying? 

Um... my focus has been on completing that 39.3 mile challenge at Disney. The only baby on my mind was a beautiful 7 month old blonde. 

So, to answer your next question... 

Was this a surprise?

Obviously.

BUT - this is the very BEST surprise GIFT ever. 

We always knew we wanted our children (if the Lord allowed more than one) to be close in age. I just didn't know the Lord was going to grant that desire right NOW! 

How close in age will they be? 

14 months. 

How are you feeling?

This pregnancy is far different than my first. I have been so sick. Zero appetite, Zero desire to even hydrate, I just feel blah. 

I've lost about 5 pounds, and am hoping the nausea will stop soon so that eating will stop feeling like a chore. 

Goofy Challenge?
After many conversations with my doctor, I have been cleared (for now) to keep running and training.   
It's been a struggle to run because I've been so sick, but when I'm running, the nausea goes away... 

So, maybe I can just run all the time? 

As my pregnancy progresses we will see how I feel, but I am not too proud to walk if I have to or even wait for the bus if I feel its better for our baby. 

My doctor keeps telling me "don't be a hero, just know your body"  So, that's my new mantra... "don't be a hero, don't be a hero"... 

Cravings??
No. 

I don't want anything. 

Except, the other day I wanted spaghetti o's. ... That was odd. 

Question of the day: Do you have a sibling or children less than two years apart? 




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