Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Baby Human

This is the total opposite of pony related, but oh well...Yep, I'm pregnant. If you know me in real life, you know that I've been saying for the past 10 years that I wasn't having kids. That 10 years also corresponds with the number of years I've taught, but still.

Let me first start with a public apology to my husband because I've become a crying mess, especially at night. If I'm not crying I'm puking. Super, SUPER fun.

Things have a way of working out. Sometimes not fast enough since I bought my saddle the day before I found out that that I was pregnant. Fail. The funny story about being pregnant is that everyone knew it before I did. My trainer is also pregnant. She is due in February, and I only found out about her in July. For a few weeks at the end of July I just didn't feel right.Not horrible, but weird. I told her it was the heat, and she'd tell me that I was pregnant.

Another week or so later I decided to take a pregnancy test. Let's just say there are directions for a reason. I took the test, saw one line, and threw it in the garbage and that was it. About 12 hours later, after going to the bar with a friend (only 1 beer), I came home. I looked in the trash as I was brushing my teeth to be reminded that I had taken the test. I took it out to look at it and there were two lines. I brushed it off as a mistake, because it had sat so long another line showed up. I wasn't pregnant.

The next day my trainer asked me if I took a test, and I proudly said, "Yes! Not pregnant." Well, then I mentioned the "extra" line on the bad test and was informed there were no false positives. So, 7 more pregnancy tests later I finally gave in and believed I was pregnant.

Poor kid, I already am talking ponies. Every baby needs a pony right? I've stopped riding now. I know lots of people ride right up to 7 or 8 months, but since I couldn't get out daily anymore, it started to hurt that once a week that I was able to ride. My hips hated me and my stomach muscles were horribly pulling. No fun. I'm sad about it, but am pretty shocked at how much time I have on my hands. Like HOURS!! I started working out again (since I "hope" I'm done puking.) I don't want to turn into the size of a house.

Hope all is well in your worlds.


Liz Stout said...

Ponies! Yay ponies! And I giggled a bit about your "7 test later..."

Congratulations and have fun! What an adventure.

Kate said...

Kids are the perfect excuse to get a pony! Congratulations!

Kelly said...


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The Fullers said...


My daughter is almost 20 months and I am still trying to find the money for a 2- a pony is totally needed!!! :)

I rode till I was 6/6.5 months prego but I commend you for doing what is right for you! :)

Keep up the good work cooking that baby! :)

RiderWriter said...

Very excited for you! You will have to "tell" Denali one of these days that she's going to be a big sister... :-)

Did I miss something? Are you not teaching right now? Or do you just have extra time because you're not going to the barn?

Lara said...

Congratulations! It is our job as horse lovers to keep horses in the family :)

STB Eventer said...

Congratulations! :-)

Lisa said...

Yay!! How far along are you? When are you due?

Niamh said...

Congrats! How exciting!

smazourek said...

We could be pregnancy buddies, I'm due a week before you. Also a total surprise pregnancy since I wasn't having kids- no way, no how. I knew that day, right after conception. Bad day to skip the contraceptives!

I also quit riding very early on, it made me anxious and that made me hyper critical which I didn't think was fair to the horses. Turned out I would have stopped riding anyway because OMG THE FATIGUE!

Anyway, I hope you feel better soon. They say the second trimester is the best but I think they're lying.