|Slat Baby # 2 Due April 10, 2015|
Yes, it's true Slat Baby #2 is due April 10, 2015. Steve, Stevie and I are so excited for the new member of our family. We have always wanted to have two kids and to have them close in age. We feel so blessed that it is really going to happen! I have a sister Lindsey who is 18 months younger than me and Steve has a brother Pat who is 21/2 years younger than him. Lindsey and I were so close growing up and to this day call or see each other everyday. Steve and Pat did everything together too. I hope that Stevie and the new baby will have a similar relationship.
I am probably one of the least consistent bloggers out there. I haven't posted since April (Jeeze!). What's funny is I work with bloggers everyday with my job at Modcraft. I make sure bloggers get to use, see and talk about our clients products on their blogs and social media platforms. It is an awesome job especially since I get to work with some incredible companies and people and I get to do it from home with my little guy Stevie. I guess after reading blogs all day, I don't always feel excited about writing in my own. I also haven't been racing much and didn't want to spill the beans about our new little bean on the way. So, let me catch ya up on what's been going on the last 5 months since I last blogged.
|Finishing RNR San Diego 1/2|
|Steve and I post race at RNR San Diego|
After my half marathon, my training was really coming together and I was excited to do another race. I decided to run the USATF 10K Championships at the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta on July 4th. Steve and I were planning on this being my last race of the season, because we wanted to try for Baby #2. I wanted to have one more hard race before I got knocked up again. I was really excited because based on my workouts after the half I was in shape to run 32:30-33:00 depending on the day. I thought I would place well and I was really excited to race. Unfortunately, it wasn't my day. 1200m into the race I was running in a pack of about 12 girls and my shoe got stepped on. I thought I might be ok, but it started to fall off. I stopped and put it back on and lost about 30-45seconds. I lost the main group of runners and ran in no mans land for the remainder of the race. I struggled to make up ground on the pack ahead. It was really disappointing because I felt ready to run a great 10K and really wanted to get a hard race in before I had Baby #2. I was thinking of running another race after Peachtree however, I was ancy to try to have another baby and I didn't want to put it off another month. Especially, if I am going to get back in shape for the Marathon Trials. So, I decided to stick to our plan and end my season after Peachtree. I was a little disappointed but I was excited for our next journey.
|Steve and I in Vegas|
At the end of July, Steve and I took our first trip without Stevie. Steve and I went with our friends Matt and Mel Lincoln to Las Vegas for 3 days. It was hard leaving Stevie, but we are lucky we have my Mom and My Aunt Jan and Uncle John to watch him. Stevie loves them so much and knew he was going to have a good time with them. Steve and I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed having a much needed weekend together. Vegas was awesome and two nights was the perfect amount of time.
At the end of July and beginning of August, we took at trip to the Jersey Shore on Long Beach Island with Steve's parents and his brother Pat, sister in law Megan and our Niece and Nephew Ava and Jackson. It was a great week weather wise at the shore. It was also amazing how much had been restored since the hurricane. You would never have known a hurricane had hit the island less than two years ago. We had a great time with Steve's family and got plenty of great East Coast food in our belly's! There is something about the bread and pizza on the East Coast that just can't be replicated out west.
At the end of the month we took an awesome trip to Seattle to watch our great friend Chris Schafer and his new wife Kei get married. Seattle is an incredible place to visit in the summer. We had so much fun catching up with our college friends. It was a gorgeous wedding filled with a lot of funny stories, great food and fun people. My good friends Cate, and Shawn and I got our hair and makeup done too! I hadn't done that since my wedding 10 years ago. It was so much fun!
|Liz, Me and Cate at the Wedding|
|Steve and I all dressed up|
|CU Buff Alumni at the Schafer Wedding|
Right after our trip to Seattle, we found out I was pregnant. We were both excited and very grateful it happened so quickly. So far, this pregnancy has been much different than my first with Stevie. I have been much more nauseous and I have tried almost everything to help it. I have been eating saltines nonstop, sipped ginger ale all day, ate peppermint candies, drank herbal tea, worn sea bracelets, tried eating small meals frequently, ate bland food, and nothing seemed to help. All of my friends and family keep telling me I am having a girl, because girls make you more nauseous. I am not sure how true that is but I do know it scares Steve quite a bit. I have also been much more tired than I was with Stevie. I definitely think this is because I haven't been able to sleep as much as I did the first time and I am chasing around little Stevie. I am continuing to run about 30-35 miles/week(more than half of my normal mileage) at a pretty slow pace. I have found that the days I run I have a bit more energy and my stomach feels a little better. I am now 12 weeks pregnant and about to enter my second trimester. Hopefully, it will bring me more energy and my appetite back. Today, is also my 33rd Birthday! 3 is my favorite number so this has to be a great year with an awesome gift coming in April!