As you may know by now, there is a bun in the oven. If you haven't learned that yet, I'd urge you to read this. About 2 months ago, Rebecca and I went on our first official visit to the doctor, where they would do a bunch of tests and we'd learn a bit more about the status of things, as it was relatively early along at only about 6 or so weeks. Well one of the highlights of the visit was our first sign of something existing in there - its heartbeat!
It was so exciting to actually hear something, since I won't actually get to feel anything until some karate kicks start happening later on. But the funny thing is that when I looked right up at the device amplifying the heartbeat, I couldn't help but make the analogy back to running (go figure).
The baby's heartbeat was hanging right around the low 170s at the time, at which point I told Rebecca that it was out for a tempo run, since that is my heart rate average when I do a tempo run.
So it seems as though we have a little runner in there! Not a bad way to cap off the year and have something amazing to look forward to!