Big Announcement

Well, I guess it’s finally time to come clean and officially announce that I’m pregnant 🙂

13-week ultrasound pic

13-week ultrasound pic

We’ve been a bit slow in telling everyone just because we wanted to wait to get thru that first trimester to make sure everything was cooking alright in there (which it was/is), and then we wanted to tell our families in Canada over Skype, and then I had to tell my work… so internet-land is pretty much the last to find out.

It’s amazing how human-ish it already looks at 13 weeks, eh?  I’m 17 weeks now, and I can’t wait for the next scan (around 20 weeks) to see how much it’s grown.

7 weeks

7 weeks… bikini time

The funny this is that I’m not really showing much, like no obvious baby bump (unless I’m naked), so sometimes I’m afraid people totally won’t believe me when I tell them I’m pregnant, especially since I’m nearly half-way through.

The pic on the right is of me at 7 weeks… in the more recent one I have some nasty bed-head going on, so that’s NOT going online anytime soon.  I’ll post a 17 or 18-week one when I get around to it.

The due date is November 20th, so it will work out almost perfectly with the school year ending here in Australia… it means I can teach almost right up until the end of the year, and then Andrew will be off and have the summer holidays off to hang out for 6 weeks.

We’re definitely hoping that some family, especially my mom, can come down when the baby is first born to help us out and show us the ropes.  She’s done it 6 times before, so she would know all the tricks of the trade.

So what does this mean for fitness, and for this website?

Well, I’m still gonna keep it fitness-focused (as per the name of the site), and not change it into some mommy-blog (nothing against them; that’s just not what this is).  Of course I’ll be posting some workouts for pregnant chicks, as I’ve been doing a lot of research in this area lately.

Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be filming anymore high impact interval training workouts for the rest of this year, as it’s not agreeing with my body during my 2nd trimester, but I’ll still be posting healthy recipes, etc.  If you need a high intensity workout, check out some of my previous free workout videos to keep you going for the time being.

On another note, Andrew and I feel like this is the perfect timing for us… we’ve been married for over 6 years now, have had heaps of time to travel together and get to know each other super well, and have had a good stab at our careers.  Also, Andrew finishes his Masters next week, so will have a lot more free time then.

Even though we’d still like to travel way more, we thought now would be a good time to start a family because if we wait any longer, we’ll be grandparent-aged.  Oh well, this kid will have to be content with being traipsed around the world, because that’s probably what will end up happening.

Any questions or comments, I’d be happy to hear from you.  🙂


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6 Responses to Big Announcement

  • Hannah says:

    I was going to “like” this, as 61 others have… BUT it says we can’t tell other people until it’s posted on facebook… and if I like this, it posts to facebook… doesn’t it?!?!

  • admin says:

    Good eye, Hanners… you can go ahead and like it now… it’s all over Facebook. Thanks for thinking of this though… much appreciated.

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  • Joana says:

    ps: havaianas are the best 🙂

  • MJ says:

    So happy for you both. Love the website. Hope your mom does visit as yes, she will have lots of great tips.

  • Rainer says:

    Hey does that mean I’m a GREAT uncle!!? I always wanted to be a GREAT uncle!! (Grate uncle…?) Any ways, Doris and I are delighted that you finally, after 6 hard years (in German: sex yahre). I guess you and Andrew finally figured out was causes babies. After six years of trying everything, I bet you did right, you just got lucky and figured it out! Way to go! Any ways, I also worry about the kids potential confusion when he/she/it comes out because the Sun goes the wrong direction down there, not to mention that the seasons are all screwed up down there and that Christmas comes in the summer. It just doesn’t feel right, and how are you supposed to dream of a white Christmas!!? Maybe a mirage over the Out-Back?. By the way, I just checked your ultrasound now and I can clearly see the little thingy so definitely a boy!! Ok, I take no responsibility if the kid got woken up now because you are laughing/crying/taking a hiss-e-FIT right now. (to blend into your web site). And for Andrew, a very Happy Father’s day in advance!! You will soon be the second most important person in Corinna’s life! And finally I greet you both with Psalm 127 & 128 which my wonderful family just read with me. Great promises, great truth!

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