Not sure if I actually blogged about my thoughts for 2009, but they went something like this "i'm going to approach having kids the same way I approach training...thoroughly and with a lot of research and hopefully with a little luck on our side"......looks like luck came our way very quickly =0.
Dave and I are absolutely thrilled to announce that on or around (it'd better be pretty close) to September 4, 2009, we will be beginning a phase in our lives to last forever known as "parenthood" =0
Here is a shot of just how precise I was in making sure that the test really WAS positive......below you can see the increase in "positivity" =0 with each test.
And since the "lined" version wasn't good enough, I drove out and bought the digital kind as well......since "faint" lines aren't reassuring enough for me...
It's actually a really fun story for me to tell.....you know how when you get engaged, or married, you remember every moment that happens leading up to it, or all the minor details (well, sometimes, I guess it depends on what kind of bride you were!) I was pretty laid back (I have a super creative mom who took care of the nitty gritty). So....I remember all the details.
Finding out you're going to be a parent is one of those moments that you go "NO WAY. REALLY. ME!?" i'm actually OLD enough to be someone's parent?? We look at our parents and go "wow, they're so much older than me.".....but....what we never see is how young they were when they HAD us!!! Anyway..back to my story.
I started to feel nauseous around December 15th/16th and some people tell me this is "WAY" too early to be feeling anything, but the fact that I was out of breath just walking, dizzy and nauseous...I knew something was off, but I didn't know what. I suspected I was pregnant, just because I couldn't imagine it would be anything else. So, finally on December 23rd, I took what you see above..a handful of tests =0 (well, some were taken over the course of the next few days).......and low and behold. It was positive.
I stood in my bathroom, Dave at work and I thought "this is so cool, right now i'm the ONLY one in the world that knows." It was such a neat feeling! I tried to get Dave to meet me for lunch, I wanted to tell him. Looking back that would have been such a not so great idea, me showing up at the hospital, Dave on his way to a procedure....hmmm, it would have resulted in a very flighty anesthesiologist and I don't think his patients that day would have appreciated it! Worked out that he couldn't meet.......so.
I put the test in our Christmas tree and when he came home I said "Look! I bought a new ornament." Dave told me later he was thinking "what the....why is she buying ornaments?" (my mom gives me one every year and I have over 30).......so he walks over and he saw the test and exclaimed "NO way!!! That's how we roll..oh y god!" ....we were both really excited and we kind of stood there in disbelief and excitement. Part of our disbelief was that it was exactly one month to the day that I had finished Ironman..so needless to say things happened pretty quickly!!
We had to wait about five weeks until our first appointment which was last Friday and we heard the heartbeat and saw the little "Plus One" on the sonogram, it was really amazing!! Just nice to know everything is where it's supposed to be and growing well!!
So..how'd it get the name Plus One? My number for Ironman was 2137....so, weeks before Dave would call me 2137...as in "how is 2137 today?" "2137 ready to rock her race".......so, when I found out I was pregnant Dave said "Now you're 2137 Plus One!"........so, it stuck!
I'll write more later on my "training" and how that has been going....still running along here =0. More on that another time, but wanted to get the word!!!
VERY EXCITED!! =0