57 responses

  1. morenna
    April 5, 2015

    congrats! I’m so happy for you and Derek! Looking forward to reading about this new adventure. 🙂

  2. Ellie
    April 6, 2015

    Congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing your journey. Look forward to the next parts of the story.

  3. miore
    April 6, 2015

    I’m so happy for you guys! 🙂

    I know what you mean about the incessant worrying! Hopefully you’ll be able to relax a bit more now that you’re past the 12 week hurdle – though I have to warn you that that may not be the case 😉 I am also finally pregnant after a rather long TTC journey (2.5 years of trying, 1 miscarriage and finally a BFP after our first IVF attempt), and at 27 weeks pregnant I’m still unable to let go of the worrying.

    The first 12 weeks I was SURE I’d had a missed miscarriage or was going to miscarry again more or less constantly unless we’d just come out the door from having an ultrasound. At 14 weeks we had an extremely harrowing experience that involved a little bit of bleeding – of course, this happened while on vacation and away from our doctors – but everything still turned out to be ok.

    You’d think I’d calm down when I started to feel the baby move at around 18 weeks, but nope – I still manage 😉 The movements mostly manage to calm me down, but some days the baby suddenly decides to deviate from the regular kicking schedule, and there I am, freaking out again. At 23 weeks I had two days in a row where I hardly felt any movement, this after feeling little kicks every single day for a month – commence hysteria. I was certain that the baby was being strangled by the umbilical cord or something of the sort (why all the googling? WHY?) and called the hospital in tears. Unsurprisingly, baby had probably only turned around a bit, directing the kicks so that they were more difficult to feel – an ultrasound the very next day (number… five, and counting) showed us a happily squirming little baby. The next day, the kicking was back to the regular schedule.

    I still get worried every time the I haven’t felt the baby move for a while, but luckily I haven’t had any more embarrassing sobbing phone calls to the hospital! I’m starting to realize that I’ll probably keep worrying until our little baby is a grown person 😉

    I’m looking forward to reading more about your pregnancy! It makes me so happy every time someone who has struggled finally makes it.

  4. Linda @ The Fitty
    April 6, 2015

    Derek drove all the way up to Disney for you? That’s dedication! you have a strong relationship, and that is blessed.
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  5. Nikki
    April 6, 2015

    I would love to hear more. I already say GIRL!!!

  6. Kristen
    April 6, 2015

    Congrats to you and Derek! So exciting! 🙂
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  7. Maria
    April 6, 2015

    Yayyyy congrats to you and Derek! I can’t wait to follow along your journey 🙂

  8. Amanda
    April 6, 2015

    Love that! Can’t wait to hear more! Congrats!

  9. Anna
    April 6, 2015

    Love how you told Derek! I am so excited to read more of your story!

  10. Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    April 6, 2015

    So happy for you! Can’t wait to hear how things have been going for you. I can imagine it was very nerve wracking.
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  11. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    April 6, 2015

    I just found out this weekend that 2 of my best friends are both expecting in October as well! Yay for October babies 😀
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  12. Nanci @ This Crazy Life of Mine
    April 6, 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!! What a wonderful blessing this is!!!
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  13. Jessica
    April 6, 2015

    Congrats again! I am so happy for you! You are going to have a Libra baby! Those are the best!! 😉

  14. Nikki
    April 6, 2015

    So happy for you! I know how heartbreaking miscarriages are and also how nerve-wracking the rest of your pregnancy can be even knowing everything is fine! I’m 35 weeks along after 2 miscarriages and am a firm believer that miracles definitely do happen!

  15. Vanessa
    April 6, 2015

    Congratulations! So very happy for you!

  16. Julie
    April 6, 2015

    Congratulations!!!!! I recently sent an email inquiring about the Iron Girl Clearwater race, and I totally geeked out when I saw that it was you who replied to me! Your blog inspired me to start running and racing, and I am so, so happy to hear your great news and hear more about your journey!

  17. Tracy
    April 6, 2015

    As with my miscarriage and subsequent pregnancy, the anxiety and stress stock for a while. Your mind will question everything, but once you hit milestones (i.e. 13 weeks… 20 weeks… anatomy scan… etc…) the anxiety and stress does lessen. And once you feel that precious baby kicking and moving in your belly, you will calm down even more. I’m here at almost 37 weeks, and I still worry about things, but every soon to be mama does! You will get through it all and in the end you will receive your miracle as I call mine each day. Best of luck to you on this beautiful experience. I wouldn’t trade any of the bad for these 9 months of joy. Makes these moments even more special.

    • Krista
      April 6, 2015

      I couldn’t agree more! I’m 16 weeks along with my first, after a miscarriage this past summer & hitting that 13 week mark & seeing that the baby was healthy has definitely brought the anxiety & worry down a ton! We’re going for our anatomy scan in a few weeks which I hope will lessen the worry even more 🙂

  18. EB @ Running on E
    April 6, 2015

    Congrats! I am so happy for you all! Such an exciting time!
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  19. crystal
    April 6, 2015

    I’m hormonal and this made me cry happy tears and laugh. I peed on so many sticks with my first. I still remember during in the bathroom starting at the 4 positive tests lined up on the side if the bath tub.

    I don’t even know you irl , but I am so excited for the two of you.

  20. Kristin
    April 6, 2015

    Such a happy post! When I was pregnant with our second baby, I also had a very light line and peed on GOBS of those cheap sticks lol. Ah, such excitement!!! Congrats again!

  21. Kelly
    April 6, 2015

    Congrats!! As a long time reader, I am looking forward to reading all about your pregnancy and parenthood journey!!

  22. Ashley
    April 6, 2015

    I loved the way you told him! So happy for you! I’ve been following your blog for forever, and so glad to see you cross this latest hurdle!

  23. Elisabeth
    April 6, 2015

    So sweet the way you told Derek! Can’t wait to read more of your story 😉

  24. Alyssa
    April 6, 2015

    I am so happy for you and Derek. My husband and I have started TTC, it’s been a few months with no baby. It’s a roller coaster each month in that two week window post ovulation. I would love to read a post about your “fertility routine”. I saw that you posted you used the fertility friend app (I use it too) and an OPK, and that you knew you ovulated two days after a positive OPK. I know I for one would be really interested in knowing how else you tracked your ovulation, if you changed your diet/exercise, if you took any supplements or specific precautions, and so forth. again, congratulations to you both!

  25. Stephanie
    April 6, 2015

    Congratulations! I’m very early pregnant too. So happy to have a blog to follow from another mother who runs

  26. Anne
    April 6, 2015

    I totally teared up with your “That’s when the baby’s due!” statement. I’m so glad that it’s worked out for you. And yes, when you think you’ve gotten a positive test, the only response is to PEE ON ALL THE THINGS!!

  27. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
    April 6, 2015

    Congratulations! So excited for you and your family!
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  28. Kristy B.
    April 6, 2015

    Congratulations! I know you had a rough time with your miscarriage, so I’m glad you got a positive! I had a m/c as well, over 4 years ago and my husband and I have been trying for the past two years to conceive with no luck. I know how hard it can be to wait for that positive test. I’m glad it came quickly for you.

  29. Britt @ SparklesaurusTreks
    April 6, 2015

    When I read the line “That’s when the baby is due.” I got so teary eyed! That is just the sweetest. I’m so happy for you and thank you for sharing your journey.

  30. kristin | W [H] A T C H
    April 6, 2015

    so exciting! congratulations. can’t wait to hear more about your journey.
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  31. Cody @ onehungryrunner
    April 6, 2015

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you 🙂

  32. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    April 6, 2015

    I am so happy for you guys!! Congratulations!

  33. The Many Thoughts of a Reader
    April 6, 2015

    Ahh.. the peeing on alll the things.. Trying to have a baby is a very crazy time. 😉
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  34. Erin M.
    April 7, 2015

    Again, I am so, so happy for you both! I have been reading your blog since the beginning (but rarely comment) and I am so happy that your wish has finally come true! Congratulations again!!

  35. lissy
    April 7, 2015

    Congrats! This post reminded me sui much of when we were trying, lol. Glad Google decided I should read it
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  36. Lisa D.
    April 7, 2015

    I feel like a crazy person completely bawling over a stranger on the Internet’s story. I’ve read your blog for so long and am so, so happy this happening for you two!!

  37. Samantha Menzies
    April 7, 2015

    So happy for you guys!
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  38. Stephanie @ My Freckled Life
    April 7, 2015

    So sweet the way you told Derek! And I completely understand some of the crazy things that TTC makes you do! That TWW is the absolute worst, and it took everything in my power not to pee on every test that I had just in case!!
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  39. Kim
    April 7, 2015

    Aw what a great story! I’m so happy for you both.

  40. Kristin
    April 7, 2015

    Congratulations!! My first was conceived at Disneyland – very magical indeed. Best wishes for an easy pregnancy!!

  41. Natalie
    April 7, 2015

    Such awesome news! I wanted to ask you if would recommend FertileCM, which you had mentioned in an earlier post. I am also TTC and would love to know if you feel it made a difference! Thanks so much!
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  42. Jess
    April 8, 2015

    Wait so you did the wdw44 challenge while pregnant?!

  43. Farwa
    April 8, 2015

    Hello Meghann, first of all congratulations!
    I am a silent reader (from Pakistan) of your blog and one thing i want to say that I love it. You are doing an excellent work, your an inspiration. I love each of your post.
    I can completely understand your condition as I have been through this situation. Now I am also due in October 2015 with my second baby as I has miscarriage last November and it was a really difficult time for me and my family. But see miracle happens. I got pregnant again right after the miscarriage and I am soo happy for you also. Take a very good care of yourself, keep smiling and be happy 🙂

  44. Farwa
    April 8, 2015

    Hello Meghann, first of all congratulations!
    I am a silent reader (from Pakistan) of your blog and one thing i want to say that I love it. You are doing an excellent work, your an inspiration. I love each of your post.
    I can completely understand your condition as I have been through this situation. Now I am also due in October 2015 with my second baby as I had miscarriage last November and it was a really difficult time for me and my family. But see miracle happens. I got pregnant again right after the miscarriage and I am soo happy for you also. Take a very good care of yourself, keep smiling and be happy 🙂

  45. Rachel @ Lou Lou Belle
    April 8, 2015

    What a journey! Congrats!

  46. Angie
    April 8, 2015

    WHAT a journey and a blessing!!! Congrats and WELCOME to the club!!!

  47. Jess
    April 8, 2015

    So so so happy for you and Derek! I can’t wait to read the rest!!!!!!!!!

  48. Stacey
    April 9, 2015

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us readers. It gives other TTC’ers like me some hope. I’m so very happy for you both and look forward to reading more!
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  49. Sarah @ Sweet Miles
    April 10, 2015

    Wow, what a great story! Such a blessing!!! I will be sending thought and prayers your way for a smooth pregnancy from here on out! AH! So exciting!!!
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  50. Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries
    April 10, 2015

    A huge congratulations to you and your husband, Meghann! I’m thrilled for you! I’m actually due October 2nd, so it’ll be fun follow along in your pregnancy with you. 🙂
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  51. Sharon
    April 10, 2015

    Congratulations!!!! I am a new reader and read your previous blog posts about your journey and am so thankful and appreciative that you have been so open and honest about your journey to this very moment. I also had a miscarriage (mine was this past February) and I cannot tell you enough how much I relate to your post. All of your heart dropping moments, I felt and completely know how you were feeling because I felt the same exact way too. It does feel so good knowing you are not alone! We are coming up on our second cycle and about to start trying again. I see that you are a runner and I also am and right now I feel myself torn with the next time around and maybe cutting back on running until the 12th week mark. Did you run the same as you previously were to trying this past time? Running is a huge stress reliever for me so although I’m sure it will help with the anxiety during the early stages but I can’t shake the feeling of doing something that could jeopardize our second time trying, even though the doctors tell you that there’s nothing you could have done wrong when a miscarriage happens.

  52. Montana @ Pretty Lil Mudder
    April 10, 2015

    Congrats! It’s great to hear a success story from you. Best wishes for good health and an easy pregnancy.
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  53. milania dela cruz
    April 10, 2015

    i hardly have time to read your blog these days because i’m so busy (in residency!). for some reason today, i just wanted to see you if you were pregnant. and there you are! pregnant! congrats to you both!! my other fave blogger, fitnessista just revealed too.. maybe that’s why i had an inkling you would be as well! xoxo

  54. Christina
    April 11, 2015

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys! I’m 28 weeks pregnant now 🙂 It’s an amazing experience! Wait until you start to feel your little one move inside you!!

  55. Megan
    April 12, 2015

    Congratulations! I was also a die hard poas addict! With both of my kids. I totally get it.

  56. Samantha
    April 15, 2015

    Hi! I’m so happy for you and Derek! And I’m in your same boat…due 10/4, and also missing my brothers wedding!! What a coincidence!

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