Making it Official

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.


38 responses to “Making it Official

  1. Congrats Michelle! You’ll be a great mom and have someone to share the things you so love. My daughter just had her first . Going to see the new arrival in a couple days. She lives in SF… I hope she’s been following your blog like I’ve been telling her to :o)

    • Haha! I’m never quite sure if people see Craig has funny or creepy/weird sometimes with all of his antics. I should do a post about all the things he says sometime.

  2. Hi Michelle… I couldn’t reply with these in post… But wanted to send them. My daughter Alyson and now Porter. They live in SF. I’ve steered her towards your blog… although she’s been busy the last few with the baby born on April 7th. Once again.. Congrats!  :O)

  3. Congratulations! We are due in September! We will be married 6 years in June, have a new house, and the dog and now (soon) baby! It will be fun to follow as we enter this new chapter! I need to start blogging more !

    • I’m glad I didn’t give it away. I think a few people might have had an inkling, but I did try to be discreet. It helps that I haven’t blogged about everything I’ve been eating or every (slow) run I’ve done.

  4. Congratulations!!! My daughter is 9 months old and I wouldnt trade her for the world…or running! It definately completely changes your world but its a good change :o) How far along are you?

  5. babies, babies, babies!!!! i love babies. i have so many questions… like how far along are you? are you going to run through the prego parts? and i was kind of wondering why you decided to not go back to boston this year…

  6. YAY!!!!!!!!!! It’s official now! I’m so happy for you both. Kids change your world, but for the better. There are ups and downs but they bring so much joy. They become your everything!!!

  7. Congratulations. I am interested to see how running goes for you during and after pregnancy. I have a 9 month old and run with her everyday. Not sure how well a jogging stroller will work in Alaska conditions though!

  8. Wow! Congratulations, this is truly the start of your new life, enjoy it! I wish you, Craig and the baby the best!

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