Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Guess Who's Pregnant?

Ok, ok, this is old news...
 
 
Again? YES, Jessica Simpson is pregnant again!
 
 
Fergie's got a "lovely lady bump."
 
 
KK is so last season, but hey she's definitely out there!
 
 
AND....
 
 
ME!
 
 

4 months and counting...

How it happened...

I wanted so badly to tell you guys about my pregnancy, but this has been much of a surprise to Milo and I as it has been for you. So you see, this is how it happened.... No, not how I got pregnant, but how I found out.

As you all might know, while I was running at the Boston Marathon this year, I sustained an injury at mile 23. As I was running downhill I tripped over a railroad track and I punctured my knee with some kind of sharp object. Needless to say, I ended up going to the ER the following day because the wound was swollen and infected. While the doctor was checking out my knee he told me he would need to do an x-ray just to make sure that nothing was broken. To my surprise, the doctor comes back and tells me, "Well, we're going to put a protective layer on your stomach for the x-ray." WHAT? WHY? I was totally confused. Then he tells me, "Because you're pregnant!" WHAT? HOW? I was in shock. I couldn't believe that I was two months pregnant during the Boston Marathon! I thought that was kind of cool =).

This wasn't a planned pregnancy by any means. As a matter of fact, my doctor told me that it would be difficult for me to conceive because the functions of my body had been altered due to the intensity of my running (think missed period for 4 years). Anywho, Milo and I are thrilled to be pregnant and we feel blessed for this gift.

What now?

Nothing has drastically changed since I found out about my pregnancy. My running mileage has decreased, but not substantially. My knee is still healing from the injury, so that has held me back from running the mileage that I would like to be running. I feel good and energized. The best part is that my doctor said I could keep running as much as I wanted.

I've been reading Exercising Through Your Pregnancy by James M. Clapp III and it's been very informative (more on this to come). I plan to run until the very last month if my body permits. I'm still eating healthy and clean and without comprising my health.

My journey to the Olympics has taken a different route but that doesn't mean that it's been scratched off from my list of goals. I'm still planning on running competitively after giving birth in December. I'm currently working on a game plan for next year's marathon season, so stay tuned! Life has a funny way of unfolding you just have to keep up with it.
 
 
 
Yours Truly,
Erika <3
 
 
 
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I'm grateful to be pregnant. I'm embracing
life more than ever!

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50 comments:

  1. Whoah - What a crazy story! Congrats! I can't believe the doctor knew before you. Did he do bloodwork to find out? Glad you have taken the time to adjust to this news and to be excited about it! yay!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, he did blood work!!

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  2. Congratulations! That's so exciting! I have two little boys and absolutely LOVE being a mommy! I can't wait to follow you on this journey too! Congratulations again!

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  3. Congratulations what a great blessing!

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  4. Congrats, Erika!! What a wonderful surprise. Not sure if you follow the blogger hungryrunnergirl. She ran right up until she delivered. You may want to check out some of her past blog posts for some tips and advice. She had her baby in August 2012 so you'd have to go back to some of her older posts.

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    1. Thanks Lisa!! I will check her out :)

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  5. Aaahhhh! That's so crazy, and exciting! Congrats to you, momma, and the hubby too!!

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  6. Congratulations Erika! That's SO great.

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  7. How wonderful! Congratulations to you and your Husband. :)

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  8. Congratulations :) I've been following your blog as a runner. First comment!

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    1. Thank you Jess! Keep them coming. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

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  9. Hey Erika,
    Here is another blogger with a lot of good info about running through pregnancy:
    http://www.nycrunningmama.com/running-through-pregnancy-4/

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  10. Congrats to you and Milo. And I hope you shared with your father on Father's Day as well. Great news for the whole family. God Bless you all and be well.

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  11. Congratulations, very happy for your family!

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  12. Congratulations!! I've been following your blog since Boston but haven't commented until now. How exciting!

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    1. Well thank you very much for the comment and welcome to my blog. Feel free to comment as often as you want and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask =)

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  13. yea!! congratulations!! Your April Fools joke came true!!

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    1. You are the first person to mention that LOL! The funny thing is, it was really a joke! I had no clue I was pregnant! LOLLLLL =)Jokes on me

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  14. HUGE CONGRATS ERIKA!!! That's so exciting!!! And I love the way you found out about this ;)

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    1. Isn't that crazy?! Life could be so funny sometimes =). Thank you!

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  15. That's so awesome, congratulations! I certainly wasn't olympic-bound, but I too ran throughout my (twin) pregnancy. That book you have is a fantastic resource. It helped reassure me that I was doing the right things. Oh, and yeah, my bod and fitness snapped right back. Just finished my first 70.3 last week. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! And you're right, that book has reassured me that running is A-Okay during pregnancy. Thanks for making me feel better about my body snapping back after pregnancy. I'm a little concerned about that =/

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  16. OMG!!! Congrats and I'll be praying for many blessings and good healthy during this journey :D
    BTW, what a surprise!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, it was a huge, mouth-opening surprise =D

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  17. Congratulations! It's like The Office (not sure if you watched that show). So happy for you guys!

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  18. Oh my goodness! Such an awesome surprise!! Congratulations Erika!!!!! :D

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  19. How exciting for you guys!! Congrats! And running Boston 2 months pregnant!? You rock!

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  20. How exciting!! Congratulations!!! :)

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