Ali on the Run Show Episode 68: We’re Having a Baby!

“We’re gonna go through tough times. And we’re gonna be fine.” —Brian Cristiano

Brian and I are so excited to tell the world that we are having a baby! I am 12 weeks pregnant (at the time we recorded this), and am due October 23. On this episode, we answer all the questions we keep getting from friends, family, and total strangers (namely, “Was this planned?! Were you trying?!”), and share how we’re both feeling, why we’re frustrated with the medical system (as usual!), and whether we think Ellie knows she’s about to be a big sister (she totally does). Thanks for following along on this crazy ride — we can’t wait to share it all with you.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • “Were you trying?! Was this planned?!” (1:30)
  • How I found out, and how I felt when I got that positive pregnancy test (3:30)
  • How I told Brian the big news (10:00)
  • How I’ve been feeling (17:45)
  • Our experience with doctors so far — the good and the bad (19:20)
  • How we told our families the news (34:00)
  • How Brian’s feeling right now (38:35)
  • My response to people who ask, “Do you want a boy or a girl?” (42:50)
  • What has surprised us both so far (46:30)
  • Does Ellie know what’s up? (54:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Brian on Episode 2 of the Ali on the Run Show

Brian on Episode 17 of the Ali on the Run Show

Brian on Episode 47 of the Ali on the Run Show

Brian on Episode 52 of the Ali on the Run Show

Brian on Episode 57 of the Ali on the Run Show


The Modern


Dr. Meggie on Episode 61 of the Ali on the Run Show

Bermuda Triangle Challenge recap

Hackensack UMC

New Jersey Half Marathon

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6 Responses

    I’m so sorry to hear about your negative OB experience. While listening to it, I was typing you a note, asking you if you would consider a midwife. I laughed when you did go that route. I’m so glad you had such a great experience with the midwife.
    I’ve worked as a doula. I strongly encourage women to learn about all of their options and go with whatever fits them best. It would be great if you do a podcast with a midwife and a doula.

  2. Congrats!!! This whole discussion of “trying” cracks me up! If you’re having sex without birth control aren’t you “trying” ???

    1. Right?! I never really know how to answer. I used to wonder what people meant when they said they “weren’t trying, but weren’t preventing it.” What does that mean?! But now I’m kinda like… I guess that’s where we were at? Haha.

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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