For the past 4 weeks I have been feeling kind of nauseous and absolutely exhausted. I attributed it to being away from home for so long in Klamath, not sleeping much or in my own bed, eating bad food, well lots of treats at least (thanks grammy, they were tasty), increasing my running...I had all sorts of ideas. I had considered the fact that I might be pregnant, the symptoms fit, but quickly dismissed that idea...it wasn't in the plan, not until after the Eugene Marathon. However, when we went camping last weekend and I woke up in the middle night really sick, I wondered again. As, mostly a joke, I had my mom pick me up a pregnancy test at the dollar store. As soon as she and my sister left for home I tried it out and it immediately turned positive. Are you kidding me?!? So, there you have it, I'm pregnant. So much for my spring marathon. I have a feeling that having a baby in March and attempting to run my first marathon in April wouldn't be the smartest thing for me to do.
As for the baby, I didn't even know how far along I was. Since I was nursing and everything, it was all a big surprise. Judging by the way I felt, I figured about 8 weeks though. Yesterday I got to go to the doctor and get everything confirmed. I was 8 weeks and 1 day as shown by the ultrasound, that puts my due date March 4th and will put Leona and the baby 20 months apart. Calvin & Emme are 19 months apart, so I know it's doable...crazy insane, but doable.
As for my running, well it hasn't been happening. My mornings are mostly spent feeling really sick, as are my afternoons and evenings. More than that though, I have just been so tired I can hardly function. Okay, maybe that's a bit extreme, but I've been tired. Maybe it has something to do with being in my first trimester and trying to keep up with 3 crazy crazies. I'm going to suck it up though and get back into it next week. I don't want to get so far out of shape that I can't run at all during this pregnancy. Now that my secret is out though, I will be better about blogging, although you might not want to follow as closely as posts may tend to lean towards running while pregnant.
Here's a picture of my blob.
If you'd like to see some pictures of Leona's birthday or my other little grubs check out my family's blog. northlynews.blogpot.com
As for what we're going to do with 4 kids...I'm not quite sure yet, we'll let you know when we get it figured out....