Friday, October 5, 2012

Coming May 2013...

Baby P! 

Jason and I are so excited to announce that we are expecting!  I realize that it is very early to make this announcement, but it's almost all I can think to write about.  We are thinking positive that everything will happen as it's supposed to, but if something unfortunate does happen, my blog would be one of the first places I would run to for support. 

So the things I've been dying to tell you for weeks:


Friday, 9/7:  I took a pregnancy test, okay 6 tests, on a hunch.  I've had countless "hunches" before that all turned out negative so don't think I was so in-tune with my body.  Shock, happiness, disbelief.  We didn't want to get too excited until we saw the doctor, but it was so hard not to.  We tried to go living the weekend normally, but I felt so weird!  We even attended a block party in our neighborhood that Saturday.  While everyone else was drinking beer, I happily sipped my water, and EVERYONE kept asking me if I was pregnant.  No, I told them, just trying to be healthy.  I hate lying and am really bad at!

Tuesday, 9/11:  Doctor's Appointment.  Doc predicted I was 5.5 weeks along, but it was too early to detect a heartbeat so he told us to wait it out 10 days and come back for a second ultrasound.  At this point we were still scared to tell anyone since it was crazy early.  Parents were told, but again, we tried not to celebrate too much.  My body was doing crazy things so I was so hopeful that this was a sign that everything was good. 

Monday, 9/24:  Doctor's Appointment #2 for second ultrasound.  I had a meltdown/panic attack the night before.  I was just so scared that we wouldn't see the heartbeat.  If this seems dramatic for you, you have to understand that a.) I'm a glass is half empty kinda girl.  I like to prepare myself for the worst and b.) we know how common it is to have a miscarriage early on in a pregnancy.  But, it ended up being the best day!  We saw the heartbeat and were given an estimated due date of May 11, just 2 days before my birthday. 


 
So you are totally up to speed now!  I'm almost 9 weeks along and feeling so, so tired and nauseous (not to mention bloated), but I'm not complaining one bit.  We are so happy and excited.  I'll keep you posted along the way and am definitely up for any advice you are willing to give!  Since this will be our first, we have a LOT to learn. 
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Love,
Chelsea

16 comments:

  1. YAYYYY! Congratulations girl!!:) So happy for you and your hubby!!!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! Hope you are having a great Friday.

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  2. Congratulations!!!!! I took a bunch of different tests too just to be sure :) SOOOOO exciting - can't wait to find out what it is! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Michele! What a great way for pregnancy test makers to make so much money...they know one test just isn't enough. Hope you are having a great day!

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    2. Wonderful news Chelsea!!! Can't wait to follow all the updates :)

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    3. Thanks Melissa! I'll be sure to post lots of updates and I will definitely need lots of advice along the way too!

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  3. Congrats! That is so exciting! Can't wait to hear more updates :)

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    1. Thanks Jen! I will definitely post more updates soon including lots of funny reactions I've received from others.

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  4. Congratulations to you and the mister! What a blessing!

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  5. Holy moly! I'm so excited for you guys. I'll even admit that I teared up a bit when I read your post! Congrats and all that other good stuff - I can't wait to follow your pregnancy and all the fun things that go along with it. Hope you stay feeling relatively well!

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    1. Thanks Laura! Can't wait to update you more. Start writing down all of the tips and advice you can think of for me! I'm gonna need it. I'm feeling a little better this week, but the past few weeks have been rough. Just had a great doc appointment today though so it's all worth it!

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  6. Congratulations! Such an exciting time! Wishing you all the best.

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    1. Thanks Staci! I'm sure I will be writing lots about it on the blog. Already have a few funny stories I need to share.

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  7. Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to follow along!!!

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    1. Thanks Kim! I'm loving the scarf you sent me by the way. I wore it twice in the past few days!!!

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