I felt AWESOME the second half of the race, and just started passing people, and running better and better. My last 4 miles were my four fastest, and I ended up finishing at about 3,000 out of 5,000 runners, so I was really happy. My time was 2:17:41, so about 10:30 per mile (versus my non-pregnant best of 1:37). DH finished first, and then walked back to mile 12 to finish again with me. When I saw him, I got all choked up thinking about how our whole family was running this race together. We had such an awesome time.
"Just" ran.....Girl...Originally Posted by Amy May
We had such a great Memorial Day weekend!
Today I'm 20 weeks, which is obviously super exciting. On Sunday, DH and I celebrated the almost-halfway point by running a half-marathon on Sunday. He raced, and I just ran, but surprisingly, felt amazing.
I am eternally grateful to be a minimum hour's drive from both our mothers. I couldn't deal.Originally Posted by lifeguard
afm - I totally need to vent!!!! Dh & I just moved out to 88 acres with my mil. When she lived in the city she would trap squirrels that got into her birdfeeders & relocate them. It always drove me crazy but it was her house & we kind of just let it go. Before we moved here we made it CLEAR that there was to be NO trapping of squirrels over this ('cause we're in the country - it's a pointless endeavour!!!) - we even had another big discussion about it 1.5 weeks ago. Well, she put out a birdfeeder (on a table so it's easily within reach of anyone who wants it) & a chipmunk has been getting into it. This afternoon I am sitting there & my dog suddenly goes crazy barking & she starts yelling at her. Then she tells me she trapped the chipmunk!!!! I picked up ds & brought the dogs inside immediately 'cause I knew if I stayed for even a second longer I would LOSE it on her. Oh, & where is the poor critter now - in the trap in the trunk of her car - where it is likely going to die 'cause it's crazy hot here today. Dh will be home soon so hopefully he can deal with this. AHHHHHHHH!!!!
Pi, I'm crossing all available things to cross, (fingers, toes, hair, the baby's fingers and toes, etc.) That is intense. It sounds like some congratulations are in order now, but I'll wait until hearing more to do my little happy dance. Very best of luck.Originally Posted by ~pi
I think I will find out tomorrow whether or not I still have a job offer that I'd quite like to hang onto. I haven't talked about it here because it's a public forum, but I interviewed for faculty positions all spring, not disclosing the pregnancy. Since the pregnancy was unplanned and academic hiring is an incredibly long cycle (I sent in my applications last fall, jobs would start this September), I just went ahead and did the interviews wherever I was short-listed, hoping that any place that wants to hire me would be willing to wait for a later start date. I now have two solid offers where they will wait until next year, giving me close to a year off between babe's arrival and starting an intense new job. I had been agonizingly waiting to hear from two more that are technically more prestigious positions. I did not get one of those, but did get the other, so broke the news about start date to potential new boss (PNB). PNB was very nice about it, but doesn't have final say, so I am talking to the person who does have final say tomorrow. GAH. On pins and needles here.
Why in the world is she even trying to trap them?!? When you're out in the country, there's no point. You only trap/kill obviously rabid or seriously injured animals. Short of that, leave them be.Then she tells me she trapped the chipmunk!!!! I picked up ds & brought the dogs inside immediately 'cause I knew if I stayed for even a second longer I would LOSE it on her. Oh, & where is the poor critter now - in the trap in the trunk of her car - where it is likely going to die 'cause it's crazy hot here today. Dh will be home soon so hopefully he can deal with this. AHHHHHHHH!!!!
(((HUGS))) I hope everything turns out well. Keep us updated!Originally Posted by Katico
I posted a thread about our serum test coming back with a slightly elevated chance of chrom. anomalies...so stressful. I feel like it has been one thing after another this pregnancy, I just can't seem to settle in and relax!
Good luck!! I'll be waiting for the update tomorrow!Originally Posted by ~pi
PNB was very nice about it, but doesn't have final say, so I am talking to the person who does have final say tomorrow. GAH. On pins and needles here.
Good luck! We thought we wouldn't be able to tell because Sunburst kept the cord between his legs for almost the entire scan! The tech kept shaking my belly, pushing baby around, had me flip from side to side, etc. Finally the cord moved just enough to see the goodsOriginally Posted by RosemaryS-F
Tomorrow we (hopefully) find out boy or girl. I'm finally at 18 weeks so I hope the baby cooperates.