34 Weeks: Stress and Football

Scary moments on Monday. I had to go to the hospital because I was having major cramping and back pain during the morning show. They  hooked me up to monitor Skittles and me. He was okay but the doctor said my uterus was very active and irritable. He told me that getting up at 1:15 in the morning for work and the routine stress during my shift is causing it.

Well, I can’t avoid those two things so I am playing mind games with myself in the morning to try and stay calm.

The natural adrenaline rush television reporters get while they are on air isn’t unhealthy but apparently pregnant woman have more adrenaline in them any way so the combo is too much.

A lot of people think morning news anchors just show up, do their hair and read.

John and I get to work earlier than most morning anchors. We are here by 3AM and help write the two hour show plus we read over the scripts and rewrite them. We are never done by show time so we are also writing during the show when we aren’t on camera.  I’ve been anchoring this show for four years so I’m used to the stress… but Skittles apparently doesn’t care for it.

I told you how he kicked my so hard last week I was doubled over in pain. I think that was him telling my to be quiet and let him sleep 😉


ROLL TIDE!! There are six Alabama games until Skittles gets here. I think he will be here on game day #7. You better believe he will be wearing one of these that day.

Who knows, he’s already a kicker and if he has his dad’s football skills, he may be playing for the Alabama Crimson Tide one day..at least he could go to school there. I’m still working on his father about that. Can you believe that? We are already discussing where he will go to college!

Oh My Gosh! I just can’t wait to see his face! And now I’m crying….6 more weeks!

Virginia Kerr is a morning news anchor on News 4. You can watch her Monday – Friday from 5AM to 7AM.


  1. Wish you lots of luck and looking forward to seeing pictures of Skittle come October!

  2. I’m glad to hear everything is ok with little skittles, I bet that was so scary!!! I’m getting so excited about the baby and can’t wait until Saturday either. ROLL TIDE!!! Thanks for blogging, it’s fun to see the updates!

  3. Thanks, Nancy and Suzanne! Suzanne, we’ll have to keep in touch during the game Saturday night!

  4. I wish you all the luck, Virginia and congrats on Skittles. They should move you to the evening anchor – or you could take over for Katie Couric :)!

  5. Ashley Doran Strong says:

    I’m going to tell you something scary. It is easiest when they are inside. Keep him inside as long as possible. LOL! Hang in there. He’s going to be tough – look at his mama and daddy! You two are major survivors and tough as nails (but extremely sweet too).

    Missing you!