Baby Questions Answered

A huge huge thank you for all of the support on yesterday’s post! Between the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all the text messages, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! You even crashed my blog for a few minutes yesterday morning! Baby already feels so loved, and so do I. I received a lot of questions yesterday and wanted to try to answer a bunch of them if possible. If you have one I didn’t cover, leave it in the comments and I will try to answer!

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When are you due? How far along are you? September 30th, I am 11.5 weeks.

Were you trying? For how long? Yes, it was our second month trying. We realize how insanely blessed we are to get pregnant right away!

When/how did you find out? Oh boy haha. My mom and I were in California the week after Dopey running Tinkerbell. I was EXHAUSTED all week…like, I went to be at 7:15 the first night! I chalked it up to the time change, flying, and Dopey hangover, so really didn’t think much of it. Then, that Friday I had a tiny tiny bit of spotting, and I told Jen who was convinced it was implantation bleeding. I kind of forgot about it, ran my races, and the day I got home my boobs felt SO sore. The next morning Jen texted me and asked if I had tested, and I said no I had forgotten, and she convinced me to go take one…and I did….and that line came up so fast I didn’t know what to think! I was kind of in shock, I wasn’t expecting it that fast or that dark.  My cycles have been pretty sporadic and I thought I would be ovulating when I was in CA with my mom!

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When/how did you tell Bobby? I had always imagined I would come up with some cute elaborate plan to tell Bobby…but no no, I was so shocked/surprised I knew I had to tell him right away. He was downstairs cooking eggs, and I told him to close his eyes and hold his hand out. I couldn’t even wait for him to finish cooking the EGGS! Being Mr. non-emotional that he is, he just kind of looked at it made an “ok cool” face while shaking his head, and went back to cooking.

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Are you going to find out boy/girl? Absolutely! I am not really a big fan of surprises, I want to shop/have everything ready YESTERDAY! It already drove me nuts to be in Disney and not able to buy anything because we don’t know yet! Plus my mom wants to throw use a gender reveal party, so that will be fun!

How have you been feeling? Not great, but honestly I can’t complain, I know people have it MUCH worse than me….but it still sucks. I started getting a “carsick feeling” at the end of the 5th week just sporadically during the day, then the periods of sickness got longer and longer until I was sick all the time no matter what I did. I never threw up, but sometimes I wish I would have. Around week 7.5 or so I felt very defeated, like relief would NEVER come, but I AM getting better slowly. 9.5-10.5 was the worst stretch, Zofran helps though. I still am nauseated all evening, but only in the mornings if I don’t eat. Progress my friends.

Will you keep running? Absolutely for as long as I can! I haven’t run much lately because I am burnt out and because I have been so sick and exhausted I didn’t want to go from the bed to the bathroom.

Didn’t you just run a bunch of races? Why yes I did! Baby M already has a lot of medals. Smile I didn’t know I was pregnant during Dopey, and found out right after Tink (but I felt awful running it just didn’t know why!), but Princess was a NIGHTMARE. I will share more on that in my race recap (why I have waited to write it) but sadly that Disney trip was pretty miserable. I may have cried the morning I woke up for the half marathon.

How will this change your blog? Well, when I changed from RWS to THLG a year ago, it was partly in anticipation of this. No I am not turning this blog into a pregnancy or baby blog, but this IS a huge part of my life, so there WILL be pregnancy posts friends. I totally understand if you want to skip those days, it’s not for everyone! I will do weekly updates and some other fun stuff thrown in here and there, but will still post about lot of other things, too!

What are your symptoms? Well, the first sign was super SUPER sore/bigger boobs.  Then came the pains from my uterus stretching, and the nausea in week 6. The the bloating, oh the bloating, and constipation, and then last week I started breaking out on my face like a 13 year old boy. Oh, also tons of excess saliva, and constant phlegm in my throat. Isn’t this fun?!?! The worst has been the nausea and the exhaustion. I try to nap every day but it doesn’t always work out. I sleep 9-10 hours a night, and the littlest things wear me out. It’s sad.

Is baby healthy?  Yes! I have had three appointments and three ultrasounds! At the first one they did an ultrasound to confirm and date me, etc. Second one was at almost eight weeks to see/confirm heartbeat (145 bpm) Third one was Wednesday, they tried the doppler and couldn’t get the heartbeat so they did another ultrasound because I got nervous, baby was squirming away at 163 bpm.


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How did you tell your parents? Oh this is a fun one. I was SO nervous/anxious to tell them, it’s their first grand baby. I knew we had to tell them before Princess because they would know because I couldn’t ride things, couldn’t drink, and felt awful. So when we drove to their house to stay the day before we flew out, we spilled the beans. it was SO entertaining. We gave them a gift with a card and the card said “The 3 of us are so excited to go to Disney with you, love Bobby, Heather, and ?”. My mom was a little slow, but my dad got it right away. She didn’t believe me at first, and well, you can watch for yourself. They crack me up.


QOTD: Any other questions for me? How did you tell your family you were pregnant?

**The winner of the Gone for a Run gift card is  Kathryn Leighton Thayer! Please email (winner displayed on rafflecoptor widget for those that would like to see!)


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  1. You have the cutest parents ever! Congratulations!!

  2. Congratulations! What awesome, awesome news!

  3. OMG Heather what a wonderful news, congratulation !!!!!

  4. Bridie Rist says

    Your parents are adorable! I made my hubby a slide show for his birthday and threw in a picture of the pregnancy test. It’ll be fun to go through the pregnancy with you via the blog!

  5. Too funny…I had a feeling you might be!!!! YAY!!!!! 🙂 CONGRATS!!!

  6. Your mom’s reaction is the best ever!So glad you captured it!

  7. Such a fun story! Your parents are so adorable!

  8. Heather (Where's the Beach) says

    Congratulations girl!!!

  9. Congrats to you and Bobby. Is Baby M going to have a Disney nursery?

  10. Such wonderful news!!! I found out with my first around Father’s Day so I surprised my hubby with a Father’s Day card. And with my mom, we were in the process of building our house so I had a few pictures of the progress of the house and put pictures of my positive pregnancy test at the end. Her expression was priceless!!! 🙂

  11. Jennifer Lassiter says

    Congratulations Heather!!! What a great story and memory to share with your little one! 🙂

  12. Yay! Congratulations! I am due Sept 3rd and totally know what you mean about “car sickness”! Yuck. The good news is that it does get better! I didn’t feel like running at all until about 14 weeks. Now I feel like a million bucks. You will be back up and running in no time!

    • I can’t wait to get where you are! I am still tired all the time and no appetite and I get nauseated when I don’t eat

  13. That video was the cutest. Thank so much for sharing, hope you feel better!

  14. Congrats! So exciting!

  15. I just watched the video again. Mrs. Kathy is too funny….”you went eight weeks without telling me!?” 😀

  16. Aw congratulations!
    Glad you’re out of the woods of the morning sickness. Second trimester is AWESOME so enjoy the heck out of it. Looking forward to following you on your new journey!

  17. So excited for you and Bobby! That video of y’all telling your parents is awesome!

  18. Congrats!! I was on zofran with my kids, to kick the carsick feeling make sure you never get hungry, and keep the round red and white peppermints in your purse they work wonders

  19. Congrats again Heather! I’m so glad that Bobby got the reveal to your parents on video. Your parents’ reaction is priceless, especially your mom thinking that you were joking!

  20. LMBO!! FINALLY you gave them the icing girl! CONGRATS again! xo

  21. So glad you answered all the questions!!! We all want to know the details! Can’t wait to follow along on this journey with you!!! And your parent’s reaction is amazing! Love it! Congrats again!!!

  22. I love your mom’s reaction – reminded me of my mom’s reaction when I told her I was pregnant the first time! So priceless 🙂

  23. Stacie @ SImplySouthernStacie says

    I am so happy for you! I just found out one of my best friends is pregnant too. It’s such an exciting time!

  24. Can’t wait to follow your journey! Loved the video! Your mom was so cute and I found your dad’s comments to be hilarious! Congratulations again! 🙂

  25. Jessica @ pugrunaholic says

    The video of your parents almost brought me to tears. I hope that some day when I announce I’m preggers that my family reacts that way haha. Congrats again! 😀

  26. Chantel Haylock says

    I’m gonna take a guess and say y’all are going to have a girl since the heart beat is saying 145. Apparently this whole baby heart beat myth thing has been proven a bunch of times. Under 140 is a boy and above 140 is a girl….

  27. Congratulations! We told my in-laws by putting a bandana on our dog that said “I’m gonna be a big brother.” It took a little while, but finally he sat still for long enough and they read what it said!

  28. So happy for you and CONGRATS! 2014 is the year of the babies I think because I know a ton, TON of people who are expecting! I am really interested to see how your Princess 1/2 was. I told Jen that I will never ever run another 1/2 while pregnant as the Princess was my first one ever and I was 29 weeks and I was miserable from mile 10.5 to the end. Welcome to the world of fit pregnancy! Some days will be hard and you won’t want to get out of bed but keep pushing and you will thank yourself in the end! Plus you will have an even better reason to nap for 2-3 hours in the afternoon! 😉

  29. SO happy for you Heather! Babies are wonderful, welcome to the world of parenthood, life changing for sure, but so worth it. We were not dramatic with our annoucnements we just called. I handed Andy the stick too LOL. Now you will be counting down the days untili you can find out! Here’s to a happy and healthy preganncy for you.

  30. This totally put a smile on my face! Congrats again! love the video and so excited to see your blog grow!

  31. Congratulations! I am so happy for you & Bobby! And you’re parents are adorable:)

  32. That video was just the sweetest thing!! Made me get a little misty-eyed!! So happy for you and your family…it truly is one of the most magical things!

  33. So exciting – congratulations!!!

  34. Your mom “Are you joking about this?” – that’s hilarious!
    Your dad is adorable! “I can’t wait to spoil him/her”… ahhhh…
    So excited for you! Cant wait to read baby posts!

  35. I LOVE this! Your Mom was too cute. You guys are going to have such and adorable baby, And I have a feeling, Baby M is going to be totally spoiled with Disney clothes, toys, etc! So excited for the two of you. Congrats!!! xoxo

  36. I just LOVE this post!! I’m really looking forward to all of your pregnancy posts! How very exciting, congrats again!

  37. Congratulations Heather and Bobby. I loved your parents reaction. It made me cry.

  38. So exciting! I was 11 weeks when I found out that I was pregnant with our first & freaked out because it was right after New Year’s Eve. :-/ it’s amazing how strong those babies are & what they can handle. I have a friend that ran several disney races while pregnant. I guess that December Disney cruise did you all a lot of good-relaxation does wonders!

  39. Congrats to you and your hubby! Parenting is the most exciting and rewarding adventure ever. We had a lot of fun telling our parents. We made a scrap book page with pictures of famous tv parents ( the Cosby’s, Brady’s, Cunningham’s) and put our picture in the middle. Then asked them what all these couples had in common. Took them a while…

  40. Your mom is just too cute! Love her reaction! Congrats again to everyone!

  41. omg that video was ADORABLE!!! i love it!!!!!

  42. Congrats! Just found your blog and I am due exactly week before you!

  43. So happy for you!!!! 🙂 that’s so exciting

  44. The video of your parents is way too cute! Congrats again!

    I recently started my own lifestyle blog and you are one of my inspirations! I love Disney and runDisney, too, and I just love all your content. Just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration!

  45. Brittany Yeo says

    When you posted on Thursday I was 6 days late and suspecting I was pregnant. Friday morning I took a test and it came back positive immediately! I go to the doctor in the morning to confirm my pregnancy. Congratulations! And, I’m going to be looking to your blog for advice since you’re a few weeks ahead of me! P.S.- Baby and I won our first gold medal in a 6K last night!

  46. Your mom cracks me up! “Noooooooo!!!!!” Haha!

  47. Congratulations! So crazy, I literally announced my pregnancy a day before you did – I’m also due in September! 🙂 Kudos for keeping up your running…that’s been really important to me as well…I feel so much better after a good run (despite feeling more exerted from it!) 🙂

  48. I’m super late to the party, but just wanted to say congratulations, and I love the video — too cute! Super excited for you, and looking forward to following along on your journey to mommyhood. 😀

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    Baby Questions Answered

    A huge huge thank you for all of the support on yesterday’s post! Between the blog, Facebook, Twitter

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