Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Some major life changes


Well the bad news is, I haven't posted in forever. The good news is there's a pretty good reason. Last time I posted I was having a miserable time with my asthma. Constantly short of breath, attacks more often than not, etc. On top of that, I was exhausted all the time. ALL THE TIME. I had absolutely no energy to do anything but lay around. I was also having trouble losing weight. I'd been trying but the extra couple of pounds seemed to be glued to me. I chalked that up to the steroids from all the attacks.

This went on for a couple months and I couldn't understand what was going on. The doctors also weren't being too cooperative in helping, every time I went in to see them I'd get a round of steroids and be sent on my way when I really needed to up my medication.

Fast forward to two weeks ago. I missed my period. (sorry tmi guys!). I miss them often but thought I'd take a pregnancy test just to be sure and it turned out positive. Went to the dr and I did blood work. Also positive. It indicated I was about 5 weeks pregnant. My mind was blown.

Then a week later they did an ultrasound to make sure the baby was okay and to get a more exact due date. Guess what? I wasn't 5 weeks pregnant. I was over FIFTEEN weeks pregnant!! Holy freaking cow.

Around then, Kevin also asked me to marry him. He had been planning on it for a while, but now he didn't want to wait. I couldn't be any luckier than to be marrying my best friend. Throughout this entire experience he's been so sweet and caring, and more importantly level-headed. He's really helped to keep me calm while I was freaking out.

Overall it's been a crazy few weeks, but I couldn't be happier. I'm so so lucky to have a great fiance, wonderful parents close by (on both sides), and to work with Kevin so that he's always there when I'm freaking out or having a bad day. We weren't even remotely planning on this, but I think I'm pretty darn lucky.

I'm sorry if I've been missing messages here and there. I've been more than a little out of touch and pre-occupied lately but I promise to try to update you at least.

our baby - due november
And to show you how crazy fast things have happened, when i first found out my bump could easily be mistaken for a few extra pounds (that's what i thought) been then just 3 weeks later i look like a whale. lol. Before you go warning me about putting on too much weight while pregnant, the doctor says I'm healthy and so is the baby. The way things are growing(where placenta is) and the way my body is shaped i'm just more noticeable than other people might be. 

13 weeks - the week before I found out (super fun run btw- report later)


15 weeks - one week after i first found out

17 weeks!!


10 comments:

  1. That's super exciting!!! Congratulations! :)

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  2. omg, congrats! You look freakin adorable in the 17 week pic, even without a head :) Just looks like a cute baby bump, not that you've gained any weight for any other reason lol

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  3. Congratulations, mama!! I'm 24 weeks this week. I'm glad that you're feeling good! Don't worry about other people's comments about the size of your bump. Everyone carries differently. I gained 10 lbs alone in the first trimester. As long as your doc says you're all good and healthy, don't worry about it!!

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  4. Wow! I wasn't expecting that! Congratulations to you both! Looking forward to updates.

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  5. Congratulations! You are adorable as always. How exciting for you both!

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  6. So excited for you!!! Congrats!!!

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  7. How insane is that?! Congratulations!

    Quick question - I'm new to running (also have asthma)and looking to keep running AND get preggo at the same time. Think it's possible?

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  8. Haven't stopped by in a while... Congratulations!!! You're so precious!
    I was just browsing your shop and would love to know if you'll be restocking the black performance tees. Obviously it's not your first priority!! ;-) But I'd loooove to order one.
    Hope you're doing well and id love to see a bump update!

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  9. Stumbled on your blog for running costumes. Saw three things in common. 1 love running in costumes. 2 asthma runner 3 found out I was pregnant at 15 weeks too over 3 yrs ago. Congrats!!!! What a beautiful blessing.

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  10. I just found your blog today, after searching for "running with asthma." I finished my very first 5k last weekend and while I ran the entire thing (up some killer hills), I had really bad asthma symptoms for the next two days. After thinking it was all under control for years, it was sort of shocking. But knowing now that long runs in cool temps are going to aggravate it, I'm so glad to have found your blog to give me such excellent information and motivation.

    Congratulations on your engagement, and upcoming family addition, and thanks for being so inspiring!

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