Big big news! I think I've strung you all out long enough the past 2 weeks or so with all my little hints as to why I've slowed down in my riding, given up jumping and showing..... I've had to keep it on the DL for a while but finally I'm able to share!
SO! What to do you get when you have to stop jumping or riding young, unpredictable horses, when you can't drink regular coffee and where you'll have to have someone else stack your hay loft for you this fall, where you are tired all the time and also perpetually hungry??
I'm going to have a baby!!!! I'm so freaking excited. My person and I weren't even trying but here we are! I have wanted to be a momma for so so long. I had baby-fever and Ovary Melting Syndrome back when my friends were still scared of babies. I didn't think this would happen for a few more years but here we are and I am not complaining one bit! I almost didn't believe it and I had to check 4 times before I believed it.
I am not going to stop riding just because I'm preggers. I actually knew when I rode with Silke 2 weeks ago and I told all of my riding buddies, much to their delight! Silke asked if she could be an honorary grandma which I of course said yes!
I am going to be safe and smart about riding though. Sticking to flat work and cavalettis and eventually I'm sure I'll only want to trail ride and putter around. My person says he thinks I should be able to ride until I'm 6 or 7 months. I said I plan on riding until I physically cannot get on Twister anymore. I might have to purchase a 3 step mounting block because I'm sure climbing on fences (my current mounting assistant) will be hard eventually.
As far as my riding goes, I'm a bit bummed. After my lesson with Silke I feel like I'm finally ready to start some serious jumping again. Only, I can't! But as far as having a baby goes, I am beyond thrilled and wouldn't trade this tiny miracle growing inside me for anything. I will have to have M come jump Twister now and then so he can get his fix.
According to my first ultrasound, I am 6 weeks 3 days. Honestly, I have no idea how I got so far without noticing! I can't wait to be a mama. I am hoping for a girl, my person has enough boys already. He wants another boy though. But I guess we'll find out in a couple of months!
I couldn't wait to tell my mom (the reason I waited so long to post here because she occasionally checks out my blog) but I wanted to be creative about it. So I bought 2 t-shirts for her and my stepdad. They say "I CAN'T KEEP CALM I'M GOING TO BE A GRANDMA/POPPA". This is a really big deal for my mom. My brother has a kid but he's a hateful human being who has cut most of his family out of his life so it doesn't really feel like she's a grandma and I'm an aunt. It's all a big dysfunction. She flipped. I have it on video. I'll have to post it one of these days. :) She's so excited!
We're not blowing up facebook over this yet when people notice in pics I'm huge that's one thing. But out of consideration for his kids we're not overtly posting anything.