Lilypie - Pregnancy

Monday, July 13, 2009

3rd!

I got third place in my division at the triathlon on Saturday! What a great experience. Working so hard to achieve something tangible, and getting great results - exactly the opposite of infertility. It was great to have my husband there, so proud of me, too.

Of course, at the baby shower, my mom made a comment about how her friend had asked her, when she found out I was doing a triathlon, "isn't she trying to get pregnant?" Her friend who she was never supposed to tell about us ttc, but she can't keep a secret (the reason why she doesn't know yet about IVF, and hopefully won't know until after the fact).

The baby shower after the tri wasn't too painful, except finding out that my friend's friend, who I've met a few times, is also pregnant. We also played a few stupid games, but I sat out of the one that would have been the hardest for me to deal with.

And that was my weekend. An amazing high, followed by a crappy low (that was better than expected), followed by tons of chores and hanging out and getting housework done. Time to start counting down the next big events in my life - Alaska, knee surgery, and IVF.

12 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing 3rd!
    Ugh, I can't stand nosy comments from my mom's friends! I haven't heard any TTC one's yet, but that's only because they live so far away. I'm sure they have plenty to say about me when I'm not there.
    Glad you made it through the baby shower in one piece.

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  2. Congrats on a great finish! I can't imagine doing a triathlon so I see that as a huge accomplishment! Glad the shower was better than expected. Have a great time in Alaska!!!

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  3. congratulations on getting third! what an amazing accomplishment. it must have felt so good to work so hard and attain your goal. good luck on all your upcoming adventures as well.

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  4. Congrats on the triathalon! You rock!
    Sorry about the baby shower, but good job making the best of it and getting through it.
    Wow, Alaska! I'm so jealous! You'll have to post lots of pics for us when you get back!

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  5. Congrats on your finish -- that's awesome! And I'm glad to hear that the shower wasn't quite as bad as you were anticipating.

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  6. Wow, 3rd in your division! Impressive! And I liked your point about having your hard work rewarded (in contrast to infertility).

    I'm envious of your Alaska trip! Have always wanted to visit there. . .

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  7. Congratulations on getting third place in your tri, that's awesome! You should be VERY proud of yourself. Both for that AND for surviving the baby shower. You deserve a HUGE pat on the back, hon!
    *HUGS*

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  8. Congrats! that is quite an accomplishment!

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  9. So impressed with the triathalon. Congrats on the physical stamina for the tri -- and the mental stamina that the tri AND the shower required

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  10. I'm so impressed! That totally rocks! (about the race I mean) And I'm glad that the shower wsn't too difficult.

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  11. Congrats on 3rd place. That's fantastic. Glad the baby shower was mostly bearable.

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