Friday, October 23, 2009

This is what I have been doing


So I realize I haven't blogged in a while. I've been busy...busy with "morning" sickness and keeping secrets/lying. It's been a long couple months, but now I don't have to keep the secrets or lie any longer! Let me correct some of my responses and answer some of the most commonly asked questions.

No, I don't have a weird strain of the flu that lasts an abnormally long time. I DO know what's wrong and I'm not feeling better. My training is not going well. The 13 miles I ran last week wasn't hard...because I didn't do it! And although my midwife said I could run the marathon, I think I will just defer until next year.



I am just over 12 weeks along. I am experiencing morning sickness, it hits the worst in the evening. Baby Ricks' is due date is May 4th, but we are holding out for a cinco de mayo baby. We are going to find out the sex. We don't have names picked out, in fact that part really stresses me out, so I'm not even thinking about it yet. We don't have a preference for a girl or a boy-honestly, and I have no motherly instinct as to which it may be - although the Chinese calendar and my friend Roxana from work (who did a quick examination of my hand) both say it's a boy. I do have cravings...but only for a Sonic Limeade. And yes...my Mom is excited!!!


30 comments:

runningfan said...

Great post! I wondered how you were feeling, but figured you were sick of people asking! :) You have my greatest sympathy...I'm a very sick pregnant lady, and it is very rough! Put my phone number on your speed dial. I will get you a Limeade whenever you want.

Maynards said...

Oh, morning (all day) sickness is the WORST! At least you know that it is for something great though. You don't get anything out of having the flu, except for maybe losing a few pounds.
Hang in there, it actually does go away. I am very excited for you, congrats!

Desiree and Lars said...

I love your run down of answers!! Congrats!! And I hope your sickness ends soon. It was about 17 weeks when mine stopped. Hope you feel better sooner! I feel your pain, milk it for all it is worth :) Hope Dan is sympathetic!

lauren ann said...

YAY!!! I am so excited for you guys. I just may have to make a cinco de mayo trip to CO. Glad you don't have the swine flu.... and good call on not running a marathon prego- that just does not sound fun
xox

shaina said...

I'm at sonic all the time getting ice. Give me a call too...for the next 10 days or so.
Sorry you are so sick. There's not much other than time to cure that. You are going to be such a super mom!!

Mrs. Boojwa said...

It's about time you blogged! I lost track of where you are in your pregnancy because you hadn't blogged in so long :) Congrats now that you're out in the open about your being preggers. Yay! I'll have another niece/nephew! :)

Jeff and Lori said...

Looks like you need a new countdown! You're going to be such a great mom!

Rebecca said...

Congrats!! How exciting! I hope you start feeling better soon. And I'll have to think of some other questions to ask since you already answered all of mine:)

Brooke said...

And yes, your sister is excited too! :) Love this post and I love you too! I'll buy you as many sonic limeades as you want while Keith and are there for Christmas. xo, B

Steve, Meghan & Elena said...

Congrats!!! Kids are a lot of work but so fun!! Hopefully your morning sickness or evening sickness will go away soon!

Susan said...

Oh Katie Congrats! I'm SO excited for you. I'm so sorry you've been so sick, and I hope it subsides in the next few weeks. You will be a fabulous mommy! Can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl! Best wishes!

Julz said...

Congrats!! Let me know if you need anything. I'm almost always home and I'm happy to help out in anyway I can.

Vanessa said...

I KNEW IT!! So... I was in the shower the other day (funny , I know) I was thinking, huh, Burgie hasn't blogged in a while and that can only mean one thing... She's got to be pregnant! And boy , I love it when I'm right!! May 4th is the greatest day to have a baby, that is when Jackson was born! How fun!! I am SOOO excited for you guys! You will be the best mom ever! Keep us posted on your belly growth!!

The Grimes Family said...

So happy and excited for you, although I know the first part of pregnancy is the hardest. I'm thinking of you...hang in there!!

Trinette McCrary said...

I'm sooo happy for you. Thanks for finally telling me. I actually thought you were bugged at me.

Allison said...

Congrats Katie! I am so excited for you. You will be a great mom!

thebakerbook said...

Perfect post! So excited for you!

Heather said...

Congrads!! Katie and Dan

St. Julien's said...

o you poor sweet little darling! I just can't wait to see that tummy, make sure to post some pictures! I can't tell you how excited i am for you!!!!! love you.

Colleen said...

I had my suspicions! :) Shaina told me that you had let the secret out last week at church and I AM SO DANG HAPPY FOR YOU!!! I hope you feel better soon. The "morning" (why do they even call it that?!) sickness is the worst part. That's why I stopped running during my pregs too, I just couldn't take how bad I felt. Hooray for baby Ricks! I just love it!

Landon and Alaina said...

I am so excited that you are out of the closet now! The thing that I craved the most was potatoes, french fries, anything starchy. And I ate a lot of cereal, (it comes back out nicely)

Desiree and Lars said...

What is the Pledge video.

Julie said...

Katie and Dan,
we're so happy for you... this is the best news ever...I was morning sick with daughters... so I don't think that can be a predictor for either sex... be healthy and happy... congratulations!
Julie and Ira

Dan and Liz Taylor said...

Oh I'm so excited for you!!! Morning sickness passes, one day you'll wake up and it will be gone... hopefully! I loved being pregnant and that motherly instinct may kick in, I knew my little boy was a boy before we found out. Good luck with everything, let me know if I can help somehow!

byoung said...

yeah do the marathon next year, but you'll have to get a bob jogging stroller because they are the best!!! congrats, hope you feel better soon!

konnie said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys!

Parks Family said...

Soooooooooooooo excited! Love ya Burgee. Don't worry the mommy instincts will come.

pinkmorning said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys!

Megan and Vinny said...

we are so beyond excited for you guys!!! you are so blessed to be expecting this wonderful miracle! may you enjoy the entire process.

love, megan and vinny

maren sundahl said...

Holy cow, that's so exciting! I hope the sickness dies down soon!