Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's A Boy!

Jonathan and I are pleased to announce that we are going to be the parents of a little boy!  We had a 3D/4D ultrasound last night.  ( I will post pictures soon!!)  He was very mobile and not shy about showing the goods at all!  He did however like to cover up his face, which was a little frustrating, but we managed to get some amazing pictures of our son.  His name will be Preston Luke and we cannot be more excited about his arrival this winter!  His due date is January 1, 2010.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

16 weeks 4 Days

Yesterday, I felt the best feeling in the world!  I felt our baby for the first time!  I was laying down and felt the incredible feeling!!  I felt it again after lunch.  Today, I felt it again in the morning.  It's amazing.....I have been waiting 16 weeks and 4 days for this thrill!!  
Hopefully in another 4 weeks or so, Jonathan will be able to feel the movement from the outside.  Being pregnant is the neatest feeling in the world!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Team Hoyt VB- Allen Stone Memorial 5K and run/swim/run

This past Saturday, I decided to participate in the Allen Stone Memorial 5K down at the oceanfront. It was a last minute decision. Some of you know that I was involved with Team Hoyt last running season. I have not done any races with them this year because of the fact that I am pregnant. I got in touch with the founder of the virginia beach chapter of team hoyt and scheduled myself to run with them this Saturday.

Team Hoyt is a local group based off of Rick and Dick Hoyt. If you are uncertain of who Rick and Dick Hoyt are, google, them and watch their story on It will blow your mind!! The local group here pushes kids from St. Mary's and other disabled children/adults from the area. For this particial race there was a 5K and a Run/Swim/Run (1K run on the beach, 1K swim, and a 5K run at the end). The people participating in the 5K run would push the disabled in jogging strollers. The ones particiapting in the run swim run, would push the disabled in strollers and then pull them in boats during the swim is HARD work!! There is no complaining and when you see these kids' faces when they are "racing" it makes everything worth while!!!

I did not personally have a stroller to push for this race (I suppose it is a blessing that team hoyt not has more pushers than children to push) I still ran with them and it was awesome! This was also my first race since becoming pregnant. It really felt great to run the 3.2 miles. I ran the whole thing and still came in 6th in my age group...not bad for being 4 months pregnant!

I have another fun race next Tuesday night with the Tidewater Striders and then another 5K at the end of August. I have also signed up for a 10K on Halloween. At that point I will be 7 months pregnant. It would be great if I can still run at that point, however, I am not holding my breath. I will keep running until it is just not comforable anymore.......people say that if you exercise throughout your pregnant, you are more prone to having an easy labor. I'm holding out for an easy labor. Is there such a thing? :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Dr's Appointment- 16 weeks

Everything is great with the baby and pregnancy. We had my 16 week appointment this past Friday morning. I was able to hear the heartbeat and the midwife could hear the baby kicking. She was trying to push on my stomach a bit, so I could feel the kicks, but no luck yet. It should be any week now that I can start feeling it! I can't wait!!

Jonathan and i have a 3d/4d ultrasound schedule for a week from Wednesday (July 29th) so we will find out the sex then! We are hoping for a boy, but will obviously be thrilled either way! We feel so incredibly blessed!!

Also, a plus from the doctors appointment, is that no more weight was gained! After the frist appointment I started running again. So now I am still up 9lbs at 16 weeks. I am thankful that it slowed down a bit and HAPPY to be running again! I am doing 5 miles 3x a week right now and doing the elliptical for an hour 2x a week. My weekend exercise has just been moving boxes and unpacking. It seems never ending!