It’s been so hard holding in this secret but now I can finally share it with you! WE’RE PREGNANT!! Baby’s estimated birthday will be September 10th, 2013. Needless to say Hubs and I are so giddy with excitement and also nervous that we’re going to soon be responsible for another human life!
But let’s start from the beginning! Hubs and I had been on the fence about when to start our family the past year. If we had hung out with wonderful kids we’d want to start soon. If we had a run-in with a temper tantrum kid we’d want to wait a couple more years. We went back and forth a lot! But ultimately a few thoughts really stuck with me and helped me decide to start sooner than later. 1: Nobody is getting younger. I want our children to have strong relationships with their grandparents. And as morbid as this may sound, the sooner we start the more time they’ll have together, right? Also, I ideally want 3 kids so I figure it’ll be easier the younger that I am. Kind of along those lines, 2: Life is so short. After losing a dear childhood friend a couple years ago, it really changed my mentality on life. Life is too short to live comfortably. I want to fill my life with love and joy no matter how chaotic it might become. And the last reason, 3: I wanted to stop taking birth control pills, haha.
So we spent a few months not preventing but not really “trying” either. The stressful part was that my periods are very irregular so I kept wondering if I was pregnant or if my period was just late again. After a “Not Pregnant” result from a pregnancy test I decided that the next month I’d monitor my ovulation. Lo and behold the very next month I tested myself and we got the word “Pregnant”!
Yes we were trying but honestly I was really surprised! Hubs wasn’t very shocked and assumed it would happen soon but this made me realize that somewhere deep inside I had almost assumed that I would have fertility issues. It’s just so common these days (I think 1 in every 4 girls) and because my ovaries have never really functioned “normally” I was preparing myself for a long journey. I know how difficult that journey can be and I don’t take the blessing of getting pregnant so easily for granted at all! We are so thankful to God every day!
I wanted to tell our immediate family right away and thankfully we were meeting everyone on New Year’s day so that’s when we broke the news. It was pretty funny watching (and recording) their reactions! So far seeing the reactions of the people I love has been one of the best gifts of being pregnant so far, haha.
Our first appointment was a few weeks later. I had assumed that I was about 9 weeks along at that point but after we had our ultrasound we found out that our baby was only 6 weeks old! That means that our pregnancy test was able to detect the pregnancy at just 3 weeks- amazing! Anyway, we got to see our little white blob for the first time and actually hear the heartbeat too! It was such an incredible moment hearing the little life inside of me.
And now we’re finally at 12 weeks! The first 12 weeks have been semi-difficult. There was a period of a few weeks where I had morning sickness ALL DAY and just felt emotionally miserable. The morning sickness has subsided a lot and I’m usually fine now unless I get hungry, tired or smell something gross. I’ve had 2 colds already which has totally sucked. I’m usually guzzling down Dayquil/Nyquil when I’m sick but I’ve had to get through these colds the all natural way. And for the most part I’m just tired all the time. Luckily I’ll be out of the 1st trimester very soon! I hear wonderful things about the 2nd trimester so I’m looking forward to feeling more energetic, less nauseas and watching my bump grow! I especially can’t wait until the 20th week when we can find out if baby is a boy or a girl? Everyone around me is betting it’s a boy.
That’s all I can really think of right now. I’m really excited to share this new journey with you on my blog. Let me know if you have any questions for me!
Wishing you a BEAUTYFULL Wednesday!
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