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.