Monday, March 19, 2012

Running Forward

First, I'd like to say a BIG thank you for all your love and support through this difficult time. It is a great comfort to us to know that so many of our friends have been through the same situation and went on to have healthy kids. I've always thought of myself as very business minded and unattached to the drama of life but this whole experience makes me feel SO emotional. It's like you can't even stop it, it's just suddenly upon you and you have to deal with it. Fortunately, I'm getting back to good and feeling more like myself everyday.

We got the chromosome analysis back from my OB and it turns out the baby had a mutation in his chromosomes that did not support life. That's right - it was a boy :-) It's funny, but I called it a "him" the whole time I was pregnant, like I just knew it was a boy instinctively. In a way this is good; knowing that I did nothing wrong, it's just one of those things that happens when the fabric of life isn't woven together properly. The flip side is that my OB wants Scott and I to go for some genetic testing to make sure we're good to go with our genes. I could go into a lot of detail here (I majored in Genetics) but I won't bore you with that. Let's pray everything turns out ok!

In other news, Scott and I ran a half marathon this past weekend with our friends, Chris and Shar. They were in our wedding last year and they are getting married in October. We can't wait! My half marathon time wasn't that good - 2 hours, 32 minutes... But considering I'd only run once in the month leading up to the race, I feel like I did pretty good. I've also put on some weight (story of my life!) and I know that slowed me down. Here's to dropping some pounds before summer begins!

Here's a picture of us at the starting line :-)