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Apologies to Penny for queue jumping

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Well hello Rookie Runners!

If you have seen my Facebook status you will know by now that there was kind of a big announcement that was a bit of surprise news to you all.

On the 2nd of July, my gorgeous son Charlie Grace was born at 2.17pm weighing 7lb 4oz, the latest addition to the Rookie Running crew lol.

Firstly I would like to apologise to Penny for queue jumping, secondly for not letting you all in on my news and for my distinct lack of running and absence from SP . It is certainly not because I didn't want to share my news with you all, it's just that it was a bit of a rollercoaster of a journey to get to this wonderful and amazing event and emotions and nerves made me want to keep from sharing. Hormones, huh! lol.

Charlie was a complete surprise for Tom and I, we have had a number of IVF treatments that have either failed or the pregnancy hasn't continued, so we decided that we would put ourselves forward as adoptive parents after being told that there was little chance of us having children ourselves. We were accepted and started the long process and were well on our way through it when in January this year I went to the Doctor because I was tired and fed up putting on weight. I was also lacking in energy and struggling to complete 2 exercise classes and running sessions each day. Oh and was out out on my mountain bike in all of the snow and ice because it was the easiest way to get about! Doctor ran a hormone profile because he thought there may be an issue with my pituitary gland, thyroid gland OR I was perimenopausal. When they phoned me back to say the pregnancy test was positive you could have knocked me down with a feather AND it was likely that I was at least 14-15 weeks along!

So because of what has happened in the past I just wanted to make sure that everthing was ok , Charlie is here, safe well and thriving and he is the best birthday present I have ever had. So I know that as my friends you will not mind be springing this on you and that you understand why it took me so long to tell you all.

I have posted a picture on Facebook- the most handsome, cutest, adorable baby ever (in my humble opinion emoticon)
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    SUPER thankful and happy for you both!!! What a wonderful blessing that little boy is and what blessings he has for parents.
    Congrats(again) on that darling angel face and now I totally understand why you didn't share the news across the world.
    3570 days ago
    OMIGAWD! omigawd! omigawd!!!! I can't stop crying. I'm so happy for you Susan, and you too Tom!! This is the best news ever (well except mine, of course). I definitely forgive you for queue jumping. emoticon
    3571 days ago
    WOW! Congrats! emoticon emoticon
    3571 days ago
  • BOBBYD31
    i am so excite for you, tom and baby charlie! he is truly a gift and i am so glad everything is good, now we just have to come up with his nick name like miles and roo have. hummmmmmmmmm
    3571 days ago
    ***Picking my jaw up off the floor***
    Susan, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm absolutely over the moon for you. So were you putting the weight gain on your tracker??? lol - wonderful news. Thank you for sharing it and welcome back!! :o)

    3571 days ago
    Aw Susan...this is amazing news! So happy for you, Tom and baby Charlie! We all certainly can understand the keeping a bit quiet on this. So thankful that you both have been blessed with this little boy! Now to go to facebook and check out this little cutie!!!
    3571 days ago
    Susan!!! congrats to you and hubby!!! What an amazing gift huh?? Glad you are all doing well!!! Certainly get why you kept things hushed...Congrats once again!!!
    3571 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    I'm really thrilled for you. Congratulations!

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    3571 days ago
    Awwww... this is such blessed, wonderful news!! I'm so thankful and thrilled for you and your hubby!!! I totally understand your silence :)

    Many CONGRATS!!!!!

    3571 days ago
    How Wonderful!!!
    3571 days ago
    A baby is always happy news but given the circumstances, I am so thrilled for you, Tom and Charlie!
    3571 days ago
    I am so thrilled for you and Tom! emoticon
    3571 days ago
    LOVE IT! AND CONGRATULATIONS! That is so wonderful! emoticon
    3571 days ago
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    OMG Susan!!! I will have to go back and check my FB. With being at the lake, and my son moving out, I've been less on FB. I know I wished you a happy birthday, but totally missed the news and picture!

    14-15 weeks along, no wonder you were tired and gaining weight! LOL, wonder how often they see that!

    Welcome back.

    3572 days ago
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