I am excited to announce that my husband, Mathieu and I are expecting a baby in September. We are so happy and overjoyed to start this new chapter of our lives. I am so thrilled to finally be able to share the news with everyone. To be honest it was starting to get pretty hard to hide this baby bump.
The best moment so far was seeing our baby on the ultrasound. It was an amazing and emotional experience to see our baby for the first time. It was incredible to see how much the baby was moving and doing little aerobics already.
Everyone believes we will have a super baby because both Mathieu and I are Olympic Medalists. We may have an athlete on our hands but all we are hoping for is a healthy baby. We can’t wait to share all of our love with this new little life.
Our families are extremely excited and I have been sharing this wonderful experience with my sister in law who is also expecting her first baby just two months before me. We are so lucky that we have so much love and support from our families and our baby will have some incredible grandparents.
Pregnancy has been challenging so far. I thought because I am an athlete that this would be easy. I was wrong. It is hard to function when you are sick all the time. They shouldn’t call it morning sickness because it is there 24/7. Now that I am in the second trimester I am feeling much better and can exercise more and eat a variety of food again. Of course I cannot do the same level of exercise I was doing before but I am trying my best to stay fit. I never thought I would say this but I miss the intense training. I miss trampoline and I miss the feeling of flying through the air. I am looking forward to jumping again.
Our baby is due to arrive on September 16th, 2013, which seems far away but really close at the same time. We are looking forward to being parents but of course we are a little scared, as this is all new to us. Mathieu and I have been on so many adventures. We have traveled the world and shared the excitement of competing in two Olympic Games together. But this is going to be our biggest adventure yet, and we can’t wait!