Friday, February 6, 2009

Introducing....."Plus One"

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

20 comments:

Terra said...

M: CONGRATULATIONS! Amanda shared with me that you were pregnant on one of our epic runs here in Austin. She absolutely speaks so highly of you! I am so excited for you! What a blessing and a killer new adventure. This will be an amazing year for you and your family. Look forward to reading about the journey. My Sister is due Sept 18th- so Sept is a way cool month!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I'm SO stoked for the two of you! You'll be GREAT parents :)What an awesome way of telling Dave - so creative! You know I'm over the moon for you... :) So so so happy! I'm just speechless. And that's hard for me! Love to you both, er to the THREE of you! :)

Angie said...

OMG!!! Contrats to you both! That is so exciting! Love the pictures, i was cracking up! Keep us posted on how you are feeling!!!

Amanda Lovato said...

Oh Mer! I could not be any more happy for you guys:).
What a blessing for you and Dave...not to mention a new adventure!
Much Love to you both!
Amanda

Train-This said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

I am over the moon for you guys!!!! from Ironman to Ironmama in a little over a year! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

:-) Mary

Shan said...

Oh Mer! I've been bouncing in my seat ever since you told me :) :) :).

This post brings tears to my eyes. BTW, that was an awesome way to tell Dave - Christmas tree ornament, SUCH a great idea!!!

Yeah, isn't it crazy to think that we might be "ready" for this sort of thing. I'm almost 28, and I still feel like a baby. And to think, my mom had me when she was 26...

This is going to be such an amazing adventure for you and Dave! I'm really happy that I'll be in San Diego longer so I can spend time with the baby mama!!!! :)

xxoo!

Mer! said...

AWWW! you guys are SO sweet! Thank you!!

Terra!! Thank you so much for what you wrote--and congrats to your sister, how wonderful!! I have spied on your blog before, but i've been too chicken to write, so thank you for writing on mine, now I promise to stop by!!!

Marit, Angie and Shan....---aww thank you guys! I will write another post tomorrow w/bit more details. It was an emotional post for me to write!! =0 Shan--So glad you will be here longer---love you!

Mary!! So cute, thank you..looks like i'll need a baby swim helmet? Oh wait, it has to learn to breathe first right? =0

Amanda....you're always there for me in my "journey's" this is no different..I just couldn't wait to tell you...I was so excited!!!!

Gould said...

congrats mer!!! :-) such exciting news. it will be fun hearing about your adventures over the next few months. . .

ADC said...

Ahh. Congratulations to both of you. Amazing news! I am so happy for you.

Paul said...

Congrats! No going back now!! :)
It's a ton of fun once you get past the first few weeks of no sleep.

Stacy said...

Congrats Mer and Dave! I know you both will make wonderful parents! I'm super jealous...

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

Congrats. That is so wonderful. You and Dave are going to be awesome parents. Keep us posted.

Jen said...

CONGRATS to you and your hubby! Just awesome!!

beth said...

AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING story. yeah yeah yeah! you are going to be the best mommy in the world. congrats a million times. please post more baby stuff!!!! we will love to read it!

Trigirlpink said...

That is THE GRRRRReatest story right there! Thanks for sharin' mommy to be!! Just loved it.
..and Jen if you are reading this PATIENCE deary PATIENCE! Mer... send puremadnessjen some pregnancy vibes, will ya???
CHEERS!

Eileen Swanson said...

You know how I feel Mer! ABSOLUTELY EXCITED and SUPER HAPPY for you guys! Loved the way you told us, it was a memorable run for sure ;-) Will always be! I am sooooo happy we are good budds ;-) Reid and Belle say hi!!

Jacqi said...

Congratulations! Now someone else to go swimming, biking and running with (in a few years...). :)

Jennifer Harrison said...

Mer!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry for my delayed excitement, but I have been gone. THIS IS such super news!!!! AHH! I love it and I know you have been hoping for this, so CONGRATS!!! ENJOY your pregnancy!!! :)

Laura Leporati said...

I just read your post! You crack me up with all those pregnancy tests! I actually did the same thing b/c the line was so faint and I thought it was my imagination. I didn't even tell Scott for a few days after that first very faint line!

Congrats again!

GoBigGreen said...

Oh congratulations, that is wondeful news!I dont even know you but read your blog and just am super excited for both of you.. WOW!