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THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of the well wishes and congrats blogfriends! B and I are just over the moon with joy. I figured it was about time for me to share our pregnancy story with you all before I start slamming you with baby bump pictures.
I woke up on Sunday April 7 feeling pretty funky. My legs were achy and heavy, I had cramps, and my boobs felt like someone had put acid fire in them while I was asleep. I also woke up with a wet pillow from drooling in my sleep (which I now know was excess saliva). I had gotten off birth control in January because my cycle was super irregular, and I had lost a lot of weight from some medication I was on and needed to get my body healthy. Not being on the pill meant pregnancy was a possibility. However, due to an irregular cycle my whole life, and never having any scares, the doctor said it could be a year before I was pregnant. My body had to regulate itself. Given my strange symptoms, and lack of a real period (I had been spotting all week), B and I decided I should run out to get a test.
It couldn't hurt to take one...or five.
B went off to the gym and I walked to Rite Aid. I bought a package of tests and a bottle of Snapple. I chugged it the whole walk home, ran upstairs to the bathroom (followed by Muffin), and proceeded to take the test. I didn't even hold my breath - because I really didn't think I could be pregnant. Within one minute I saw this:
I thought it was a mistake. The pregnancy test HAD to be expired or something. The Rite Aid was a bit outdated. So I chugged a bottle of water and waited until I had to go to the bathroom again. Then I took another test and saw this:
BAM! Just like that, we are having a baby.
I literally SCREAMED and scared the cat. OMG OMG OMG. Of course B wasn't going to be home for another hour, so I laid back in bed and tried to watch some tv to take my mind off the news. I thought it was all a joke or a misunderstanding. I needed to go buy more tests!!!
When B walked in the door I started shaking. I yelled for him to come upstairs and he walked in with a big grin on his face. Through tears I said, "We're pregnant!" His shock laiden with happiness and joy was something I will never forget. We hugged and then I said, "OK, we have to go get more tests. I feel like I am dreaming...." So off we went to the store.
Words don't lie .... PREGNANT!!
I felt pretty sick all day, so I laid in bed and tried to wrap my mind around the news we had just received. We decided I would call the doctor first thing in the morning to make sure this wasn't the product of a bunch of pregnancy tests gone bad. When I woke up Monday morning, I had to make sure yesterday's events weren't all just a really great dream, so I took another test.
I went to the doctors on Wednesday of that week and all was confirmed with a few tests - we were most definitely having a baby!! The doctor said that my due date was December 6, so I was almost 5 weeks pregnant! Pretty crazy huh?? She sent me for an ultrasound to double check the due date and pregnancy.
Not much of a first portrait of the baby, but the blob is a tiny human! Everything looked good and we were confirmed for December 6!! Crazy that the Christmas obsessed girl is going to have a baby the very same month of her favorite time of year! Double happiness now!
Stay tuned because tomorrow I will show you all my "bump" photos....Happy Thursday!