Archive for January, 2010

It has been 8 weeks already?!

I have been so busy with school work, training for that half marathon, and keeping up with my kids that I have not even noticed how fast time has flown by.¬† Yesterday, I got an envelope from K in the mail…I opened it up and it was the cutest birth announcement I have ever seen ūüôā¬†¬†¬† It is actually a foldable announcement¬†so it has 8 adorable pictures of the twins at one week old.¬†¬† I was filled¬†with such joy and amazement, makes it real when you see the pictures.¬† Sometimes it does just seem like a dream or somthing…so weird.¬†¬† K also sent me a pictues of¬†she and the boys at about a month old.¬†¬† Wow, they are growing so fast!¬† My marathon training went well, I am so thankful for Christmas vacation or I might not have had the time to get back in gear for it.¬†¬†

A year ago¬†from race¬†weekend I officially¬†told my IPs “Yes, I am going to be¬†your surrogate” and then the intended father¬†D, my husband and I all ran in the Houston Half Marathon 2 days later!¬† So¬†Jan 17th, ¬†6 weeks after delivering twin boys for D&K and D, my husband and I all ran the half marathon again!!¬† K signed all of us up for this way back in July, not even sure that I would be able to train and run for it, since I was due Dec 28th! God is so amazing, and allowed me to have a vaginal delivery with the twins and gave me just enough time to train for the run. When we got to the race we hung out with¬†D ¬†until time to get to the starting line.¬† I was nervous and excited for the run and at 7am my husband and I began the race together.¬†¬† We ran 11.5 miles together and then I had a burst of energy and also massive blisters on my feet and I had to just take off and get it over with.¬†¬† So, I finished 1 min 45 seconds ahead of him….althought I regret it now and wished I would have just stayed with him, but then again¬†I was trying to push him to go stronger but did not work. I will say that he was running so strong and better then me the first 7 miles, I was having a hard time and then I was the stronger the second half of the race.¬† At mile 8 and 9.5¬† K was there cheering us on it was so cool, and gave me another boost to keep on trucking.¬†¬† She did not have the twins with her, it was too cold and crowded to cart then around I am sure. My husband smashed his time from last year by 12 min, I am so proud of him.¬† So here are my stats this year and last year I ran it in 1 hr 42 min.

Time-1 hr 46 min
Pace- 8:05/ mile
Overall Finish- 671 out of 13307
Gender Finish- 147 out of 7645
Age group (30-34)- 25 out of 1297

I¬†was ¬†hurting all over and I pulled the arch in my left foot, ouch!¬† I think¬† the twins was easier…ha¬†

Click here http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?t=5 and then click on Segment 2 and move the time curser to about 6:15 and yolu will see us to the left of the screen.  It us running at about 1.5 miles.   I have on bright blue and Andrew has on red shirt.   Click here http://www.click2houston.com/video/22260271/index.html 
 to see one part of us on the news we have the other TIVOed here at home it is not on internet.  Move the time curser to 2:02 and you can see us walk by as we just finished running
 
I had my check up with Dr. Lloyd and all is great.¬† He did say not have another pregnancy for at least a year because twins does take a toll on your body.¬†¬† I was not planning to LOL.¬†¬† I do not know what the future holds yet for another surrogacy.¬†¬† Maybe if D&K want another baby, I will get to experience my first sibling project ūüôā¬†¬†¬†