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Baby 'ku...Spinchick
Nov 6, 2001 12:02 PM
Spinkid asks often
wants sibling for her birthday
I, hubby, oblige

Psydoc due in Feb
Dog next in line, his in June
Spinchick in July

Morning sickness SUCKS
Ten more weeks of this to go
Let the hurling begin!

Spinbaby coming
in time for Spinchick to train
Centuries '02
Congrats......Len J
Nov 6, 2001 12:06 PM
this is the first I've noticed you say you were "With child".

Congratulations and best of luck.

I wonder if it's something in the site? We are becoming way to prolific!

I'm happy for you (all kidding aside.

I was wondering the same thing...Kristin
Nov 6, 2001 1:50 PM
I think I'm gonna log off just incase its contageous! I'll be having a new frame next spring. Morning sickness not necessary.
Nov 6, 2001 12:35 PM

So what will this one be, Mashkid?

Hurl away.

You able to keep riding?

Trying to keep riding some.Spinchick
Nov 6, 2001 3:58 PM
However, bumps are not pleasant when you're already queasy. I'm borrowing rollers from a friend so hopefully next week I'll be able to ride with no bumping.

Mashkid may not work. Too many other things that can be mashed - food, poop, playdough. Plus, here I am recovering from hip and knee problems from mashing.
Congrats, andlonefrontranger
Nov 7, 2001 1:53 PM
I missed the boat on Dog's announcement (sorry!). I don't hang around this forum much.

Just so you know, one of my new teammates is about 8 weeks along. She made her "announcement" at the beginning of Sunday's ride, then proceeded to go 3 hours *very slow* with the rest of us. My HR average was 122, so that's a good indicator of how easy we all took it. She kept telling us "oh, I'll turn back at the next...", and wound up doing the entire trip.

She says (everyone's different) that riding is her only alternative to sitting at home praying to the porcelain god. The nausea goes away during activity as long as she stays hydrated, and takes in enough "bland" caloric content (energy drink, power gels). She claimed she planned to eat an entire cow at the end of the ride :)

A former teammate raced track all the way through Nats (7 months) and scored a bronze medal in the points race with her stem raised up about as far as you can get it! We all thought that was a bit extreme mostly due to the danger of crashing, but I've also known ladies who rode their hunter/jumper horses at competition well into the 2nd trimester.

I've always heard you are safe to do the same sports and activities as you did prior to pregnancy; just don't increase the volume / cardio load.

I've never been pregnant, but many women are prone to occasional morning sickness-type symptoms due to random hormone shifts, and I'm one of them. My personal cure is a bowl of Chinese hot & sour soup (loaded with ginger, a clinically proven anti-emetic). Stock up on ginger tea and/or ginger ale.
Thanks LFR...Spinchick
Nov 7, 2001 2:50 PM
I am definetely consuming my fair share of ginger these days. This afternoon I did take a 30 minute spin on a local MUT on the mtb. I've already found the road bike a little uncomfortable (can't breathe!). I cannot even imagine trying to race while in this condition. I am in awe of any woman who can lead a normal life while pregnant! I seem to react a little more severely to pregnancy than the "average" woman. At least compared to everyone I know. Good thing I only wanted two kids. Thanks most for the positive vibes...
more tips:lonefrontranger
Nov 7, 2001 3:42 PM
Try bib shorts - much more "forgiving" than elastic waistband shorts. Scout around for high schools, parks, construction site port-a-potties, etc... ahead of time so you can plan the inevitable "pee-every-twenty-minutes" stops, but I am a total convert to bibs, and couldn't imagine trying to wear elastic waist shorts with the maternal thing going on. If you just can't deal with undressing every time you have to, you know, then do like one of the ladies on my team: cut the shoulder straps in front, turn over a small hem and install velcro tabs or a couple of buttons, "bib-alls" style! The shoulder straps on bibs always seem to run a bit long for us ladies, anyhow, so this is a perfect way to deal with both issues at one time.

Don't be proud, raise your stem. If you have a threadless stem on the road bike, flip it over, or change to a MTB-style riser stem.

You might find as you get further along that you actually *prefer* the road bike to the MTB - some of my friends claimed the upright position is too hard on their hips and back, and the forward position on the road bike (at least until they started, err, "hitting" the top tube) actually feels like a nice, relaxing stretch for short rides. You have to be properly balanced on the roadie, though, so that your weight is fairly evenly distributed between handlebars, seat and pedals.

Umm, how to put this... Your saddle preference might change. As one lady I knew who raced and rode on one of those hard, skinny men's saddles pre-baby put it: "Those hip bones spread, and they DON'T go back!"

Good luck! Everyone I've known claims the hurl factor dramatically improves after the first 3 months.
oh, WOWNearly 30 HaiKurate
Nov 6, 2001 12:49 PM
you people are breeding like rabbits around here [grin]. i'm going to hafta stop posting for fear of catching whatever it is ya got. seems contagious.


congrats, s-chick!!!!!!!!!!!!!
re: testCanada
Nov 6, 2001 1:15 PM
Now go back to the other thread and read that test again.
My son was the driving force in having another but luckily
they get along great and now he looks after his little
sister and walks her to school etc. Two is a good number,
one too spoiled, three one always left out, two just right,
for us anyway.
Congrats! Who's next? (nm)Kristin
Nov 6, 2001 1:52 PM
what about this?Dog
Nov 6, 2001 4:53 PM
Seana Hogan, a legendary ultra rider, attempted the 508 this year after having a C section last December. The baby was even along in the van. While she dropped out at 370 miles, she was ahead of me when she did. Just imagine the (uncomfortable) training she must have done this year just to get that far. Women do amaze me in what they can tolerate.

That really makes me want to take a nap.Spinchick
Nov 7, 2001 6:22 AM
An easy, forty minute spin this weekend wiped me out. I can't imagine trying to train for the 508 while pregnant. She is in phenomenal shape, however. That has much to do with it.
...and...Js Haiku Shop
Nov 7, 2001 6:30 AM
didn't i read that she breast-fed the baby during the race?
Nov 7, 2001 12:37 PM
She said the baby came along as "it wasn't yet weaned." So, I would think so.

Nov 7, 2001 5:25 AM
For my wife, the nauseous feeling (she never hurled) went away around the 3-month mark. She has given up riding as it is not comfortable for her anymore. She occasionally will hook up her mountain bike (with slick tires of course) to our trainer and spin for awhile in the living room. The mountain bike is much more comfortable for her right now. Has Spinkid put in her order for a "little sister" or a "little brother"?

My wife is so happy that when I talk to the baby he responds to my voice...kind of cool for me as well. Her "baby keeper" has really grown and, when I hug her, her belly sort of gets in the way. Every time we hug, we both giggle a little bit. We are working on the baby's room and have finished 75% of the painting. The only thing left to paint is a striped pattern on the bottom half of the wall. On the upper-walls, we are going to be putting painted-wooden letters as the theme for the baby's room is "A B C's" and "1 2 3's." If anyone is looking to do something similar, I found a place on the net that makes wooden letters in various sizes and is very affordable. The URL is: