I’ve started a new chapter in this book of life. This was a chapter I had looked forward to starting for quite some time. I wasn’t sure when it was going to happen, but I knew in due time it would. It was something I was anxious to start but also wanted to wait until the time was “right,” which as we know there will never be a perfect time.
For so long I wanted to focus on my running. No, I’m not an elite or professional athlete, but it was still something that was important to me and something I wanted to pursue when I was young and at my prime. I spent the better part of four years focused on my running and trying to improve my times. After setting PRs in every distance last summer and winning the Kenai River Marathon for the women, I felt like I could hang my hat on that and be satisfied with the effort I gave.
I also resisted this new chapter because I wanted so badly to move out of Alaska. I tried anything and everything to get out of here, so I wouldn’t have to live here any longer. But it never worked out and we ended up buying a house last August. It was bittersweet since I’ve wanted to live in an actual house instead of a rental for quite some time, but that also committed us to staying here.
So with a marriage that will be six years old come June, a new house, and a dog, naturally the next thing to come. . . . .
You guessed it, a baby!
I’m not even sure it is worth showing you this picture since it shows no physical evidence of a baby, but I’m not so keen about showing you the inside of my uterus (a.k.a. the ultrasound picture) or the at-home pregnancy stick I peed on, so this is the best I’ve got. Trust me, there is a baby in there!
So that’s my big news and a whole new chapter that is just starting for us. We are very excited (of course a little apprehensive and not entirely sure what to expect), but still very excited. We feel like we are ready for this next adventure and know it is going to turn our world upside down.
And with that, I am officially pregnant now because this announcement has been broadcast on Facebook and the blog.