I've spent some time thinking about how I wanted to run this blog and what information I wanted to share with all of you. I feel like the last 4-5 years leading up to this point in my life, there has been SO much that went on. So I'll just start in the beginning and work my way through the whole story over time through different posts. I'll be adding in Workout Tips, Recipes and other things I enjoy and answering some the most Frequently Asked Questions throughout the different posts as well.
So let's get started....
I found out I was pregnant towards the end of September 2008. After scarfing down a whole box of Frozen Corn Dogs and Buffalo Chicken Wings within 2 days I knew something wasn't right. I was SO hungry all the time. Steven "My Husband" and I were living in Arlington, VA. Steven was a pitcher for the Washington Nationals and it was their first home game since getting back from the Miami road trip. I took the Pregnancy Test while he was at the field. It was positive almost instantly. I wanted to tell him in a special way so I went to the book store and got "The Everything Father-To-Be" Book and wrapped it up. He comes out of the Club House and its almost 12am. So I tell him.... I'm starving did you wanna go get something to eat. He was kinda hesitant because it was so late but he went because I insisted. I didn't want to tell him at the Apartment because we shared it with another player that just got called up from AAA Columbus, OH. So went went to the only place open at 12am. "The Silver Diner" in Arlington, VA. It's a cute little place with some pretty good food. So I give him the gift, he opens it and cannot believe it. We Are Having A BABY!!!! Ahhhh what do we do next?? haha neither of us knew but we were EXCITED!! I had just turned 26 years old and Steven was 25.
Welcome Home Guys!!
Steven Pitching at Florida Marlins 2008
Shell, You're Up!!!
Every time I saw this I'd start Praying for a good outing. And Strike Outs... Yes we prayed for K's ;)
Steven Pitching at Nationals Stadium 2008
One Sunday after the Game. I got to tour the Clubhouse.
Silver Diner in Arlington, VA It's a cute little place.
Our Apartment in Arlington, VA. We Stayed at Lofts 590 and Loved it!
When you get Called-Up or for any start of a new season. Minor Leagues or Big Leagues for that matter.... it's your job OR if you have a Wife or Girlfriend... Her Job to find a place to live, arrange for the furniture to be Rented and Delivered, All Utilities Set Up, Cable Turned on.... and Food stocked in the Fridge. Okay, well maybe not all do this... But this was what I chose to do durning the Baseball Season. It was my job and I liked it. So this was our little Apt. with Rented Furniture.
Ashley Balester (Left) and I at Nationals Stadium 2008. I just found out I was pregnant.
So the 2008 Baseball Season ends on a Road Trip to Philly. We flew out Steven's Dad to help me pack up everything we had so we could get an early start on the road. We pack up the SUV and U-Haul in tow then head to Philly to watch the last game of the Season. Phillies were in the Playoffs and it was CRAZY there. But SO much fun. We watch the game, then after it was over made the long drive home for the Off-Season. I was so ready to get home, see family and get things planned for this new baby to come. Little did I know HOW MUCH my life would change over the next 10-12 months. I was excited to get home because I had scheduled my First Doctors Appointment to confirm the pregnancy.
Last Game of the 2008 Season... Phillies went on to WIN the World Series.
You can see how packed this game was.... it was AWESOME!!!
Kenna & Steven 2008
So thats how everything got started. I wanted to show you all this side because it's the Very Beginning and something I rarely talk about. I'll be posting more volumes of My Story as the weeks go on. Plus extra posts of my Favorite Recipes, Workout Routines I love and I'll be answering your questions. Thanks so much for taking the time to read. I appreciate you all and I look forward to helping each one of you in some little way through this blog.