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Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009 Plans

I'm Pregnant!!

Yep, you read that right (I put it in large font so you would). I am preggo. Now, after you get back up on your chairs and put your socks back on (I told you my "plans" would knock 'em off), I'm sure you have some questions, so allow me to pre-emptively guess at, and answer, some of them.

  1. I am almost 9 weeks along and we've known since Dec 5th, but I wanted to remain "mum" on the blog until we had the opportunity to tell all our friends and family. And thankfully, because we had already planned on being in MN for the holidays, we were able to tell most our family in person.
  2. I am due August 8th.
  3. No, this isn't an accident. Despite my sometimes derisive comments about "ankle biters," Jerry and I have both always wanted children, so we're both thrilled to be expecting our first!
  4. Yes, I've been a little sick in the past few weeks. Every day is different, and even every hour is different: Sometimes I feel great, completely normal, and then other times, I'm hunched over the toilet barfing. Eh, I just have to roll with it.
  5. Yes, I'm going to keep running. Two days after we found out, I ran the Palm Beach HM (remember that crappy time? now you know why), and even though I didn't run while in MN, I ran before we left, and have been running since we returned home (did a 3 miler yesterday evening, in fact). I have a TON to say on this subject, so I will post more on it later -- probably tomorrow.
  6. But I don't know what's in store in terms of racing. I don't want to plan anything because I don't know how I'll feel an hour from now, let alone a week, month or 3 months from now. Who knows? I may do some racing between now and August, but I think many of them will be last minute decisions: So no race calendar for 2009.
  7. No, I can't keep drinking. Sorry, loyal boozers, I haven't had a drop since Thanksgiving. Notice the lack of drunken bowling posts? And no mention of getting wasted while on vacation? Yeah, you try handling family for two weeks without a beer!

That's pretty much the low down. For now. Since I've been keeping this to myself for nearly a month, I have a stockpile of blog posts built up in my head, but I think I will allow you to absorb my incredibly awesome news, give you the time to thoroughly congratulate me, and get to those posts in the upcoming days.

Happy New Year everyone! Cheers to an exciting new start!

67 comments:

AnthonyP said...

Holy Crap !!! Congrats.

Now you have to double your beer drinking as you are pounding for two !!!

Congrats.

MCM Mama said...

Congratulations!!!! I thought that might be the case when you told us you were going to knock our socks off! Glad to hear you are going to keep running and I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

Congrats again to you and Jerry!!!

Junebug said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy smokes dudette!!! That is amazing news!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

My 'baby' just got here...a 10 week old mini yorkie (my sisters) and I get to babysit for 5 days!!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Congrats, that's going to be tough to top. That should make bowling a little different.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

WooooooHoooooo!

That's such exciting news. Way better than some silly race schedule.

Best wishes for 2009. May you enjoy your pregnancy and the new little one on his/her way into your family.

I'm interested to read how it goes with running while preggo. I started running later in life, and never even considered much activity beyond feeding my face and sleeping when I was pregnant.

Erin said...

Thank goodness you posted! I have had a very hard time not making comments that allude to your "condition." ;)

We are very happy for you guys and can't wait for the little one. Hang in there with the sickness-it sucks but about 10 months from now (once the baby sleeps through the night) you will have completely forgotten how miserable morning (aka all day sickness) can be.

Congrats a million times over!

Neese said...

this will be exciting for us blog readers because you will certainly have thoughts and stories along the way that will move us, entertain us and inform us, congratulations to you both! aww a little running nugget is on the way!

Marci said...

Congratulations Jess, that is awesome news! What a great expectation for 2009. Again congratulations to you, Jerry, and Scooter!

Diana said...

That is wonderful! Congratulations to you and Jerry! And it's awesome you're going to keep running!

RunningLaur said...

Congratulations!! You'll have a bigger cheering squad in a few months!

artnoc310 said...

Congratulations! Since you're running for two can you double your mileage count?

ws said...

Congrats Jess. At least now every time you aren't feeling well your comments won't be full of people asking if you are preggers.

Mel said...

Congrats! That is awesome New Years News!! Take care of yourself.

aron said...

ahhhhhh sooo exciting :) CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Flatman said...

congrats....that is awesome news!!!!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

AHHH! CONGRATULATIONS!:):) 2009 sounds like it's going to be quite the year for you! Can't wait to follow your journey!

d.a.r. said...

I just found your blog and really love it! Congratulations on the little one, and I cannot wait to hear about your journey running while preggo!!

Kevin said...

Wow!! That Truly was a big surprise

Congratulations!!

Liz said...

That is awesome! Congratulations!!!

AKA Alice said...

Yay! Congratulations!

You know...August babies are special (My birthday is 8/12)...a whole month with no other "holidays" all to ourselves!

audgepodge said...

Congrats Jess and Jerry! You guys are going to be awesome parents! :)

The Running Knitter said...

YAY! congrats to you both!!! :)

Carolina John said...

Congratulations! I know i wouldn't trade my 2 girls for anything in the world. say whatever you want to about ankle-biters. they aren't perfecct, but they are mine. you're going to love it.

And now jerry has to bow down to your every command! that's the part my wife liked most about being pregnant.

Adam said...

That is great! I did LOL at AnthonyP's comment about doubling the beer drinking because you're drinking for two.

I'm still holding strong w/ my wife. Someday!!......

Stuart said...

Awesome news, congratulations to you both!

kelsalynn said...

I'm so happy for you! That's awesome! CONRATULATIONS! I look forward to reading about the ups and downs of your pregnancy and mommyhood.

X-Country2 said...

YAY! That's crazy exciting. I'm hoping to do the baby thing this year, so I'm very anxious to follow your story.

Congrats!

Marlene said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Congratulations Jess! That's eonderful and exciting news and I can't wait to hear more of what you have to say.

Happy New Year! Looks like '09 will be a great one for you.

Running Jen said...

Congratulations!!! Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Wes said...

Ahhhh, that's the best news I've had in a while! Tremendous! Congrats to you and Jerry!!! Happy New Year!

Heather said...

That's wonderful!! Congratulations! Such fantastic news.

Kelly said...

Holy crap, what good news to start the new year. Congrats.

Nicole said...

That is so amazing. congrats.

Nicole said...

Oh, and your baby is already has a Half-marathon PR!

Badgergirl said...

Congrats to you and Jerry!

Carly said...

Congratulations!!!!! That plan did knock my socks off. I was expecting an insane race schedule.

August is a FABULOUS time to have a baby. I have 3 August babes myself.

I am so excited for you and Jerry. Great news.

J~Mom said...

When you say you are going to knock our socks off you are not kidding!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you guys! No wonder you were both glowing in your Christmas photos! :>)

Mrs. K said...

HOLY shit! Congratulations girl! That's so exciting! And you know you can still drink...just one glass of red wine like once a week or something I think is fine...at least that's what MY doctor here in BR told me so if you want the excuse to drink I'd be happy to give you his name- my kid was not a shrimp when she was born, and by now she's 9 and almost 5' tall so I didn't stunt her growth :)

Christine said...

I knew it!!! ...now you should let your bloggies name the baby! haha Congratulations..I'm so excited for you!

Shannon said...

Yahoo and Congratulations!

You'll never be the same my lady. Now you'll having running blogs smooshed in between baby pictures and experiences in motherhood. I'm excited to see your journey begin, buckle up the rollercoaster is challenging, fun, & sometimes needing prayer. :) Praying for health.....

Alison said...

I knew it! I knew it! (Don't ask me why, I just did.) Congrats! :)

Fawn said...

Holy Crap. That is awesome! Congratulations!!!!

Bri said...

Congrats, and keep up the posting

chia said...

Well, being your first and all at least you know you'll PR ;-).

Many prayers for a happy healthy pregnancy! What a great way to bring in 2009!

Ted said...

Holy shit !!! Move over Paula Radcliffe, here comes another preggy runner !!! That's AWESOME !!!!

CONGRATULATIONSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!

By the way, Happy New Year !!!

Sara said...

Congrats!!!

Vanilla said...

Congrats to you and Jerry!

moni said...

Congrats Jess, Jerry and Scooter!

Jarrett said...

Congrats and Happy New Year!

RazZDoodle said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How will I get my drunken bowling post pix now? :)

TX Runner Girl said...

Congrats!!! Take it from someone who now has an 8-month old...keep running as long as you can. It's the only thing that keeps you feeling normal when your body is doing some strange shiat! LOL!

Tiggs said...

yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats Jess!!!!! how awesome 2009 is going to be for you!

nwgdc said...

Congrats, Jess! Wow! Exciting times!

Amanda said...

Congrats Jess, that is SO exciting. What a way to start the year!!

Laurel said...

I had the weirdest feeling I had to read your blog. I logged in and for some strange reason went straight to you.

Congrats Jess! This is such awesome news. I'm so happy for you & jer and can't wait to read about your new adventure. You'll start feeling better soon.

Ps. Good for you on keeping up with the running.

Marcy said...

SHUT THE F*CK UP!!!! Holy shiznit! (I'm so so sorry I'm late to this! Why is it that when I'm busy all the good stuff happens. GAH!) CONGRATS GUYS!!!

You guys are going to be the coolest parents evah!! It's always cool when you can see your own little mini me (or mini Jerry) say "I HATE YOU" :P Nah, really someone once told me that you never truly truly know what love is until you have a child and it's very true :-) Even when they do bite your ankles.

Shoe Running said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! That's so exciting :) Congratulations! It'll be fun to read about your running while pregnant :)

Jamoosh said...

It's a girl. You read it here first.

Congratulations!

Firefly's Running said...

WOW!! Congrads!

runner26 said...

That's awesome news!! Congratulations!! Best of luck with everything!

sara said...

congratulations!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm a MN girl who found your blog a few months ago and have been following it ever since. You've made me laugh and also get on the treadmill when I otherwise would not have. I just found out I'm pregnant too (due Aug 25), but haven't been great about running. Keep on cruising and maybe I will too!

Mendy said...

HOLY SMOKES JESS!!!!

Just now getting back to the blogs after our long busy weekend. So, I'm soooo stinkin' late on responding.

I'm SOOOOO happy for you!!!!!! and Jer bear too! Congratulations!!!!!

I am not putting up a race calendar either, but no I'm not pregnant (yet).

So very happy for you! I yelled at David "YOU Gotta get on Jess's blog".

melinda said...

I have been slacking on reading! Congrats!!! I am so happy for you. Enjoy the little bun in the oven.

Amy said...

Yay! Congrats!!!!

Margo said...

A very belated congrats!!! So behind on blog reading...

Tiffany said...

WHOA! I did not realize how long I was away from BlogLand... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!