Well since I have had to keep a secret for the last three months, I have lots to catch up on! Starting with the day we found out. It was different than I expected, I totally pictured a "Marley and Me" moment that involved a dog, crying and a new necklace that I would wear forever. It was more just a total shock but a happy shock.
Ben and I knew we wanted to get pregnant this fall, it just happened a lot quicker than we thought it would! We had a feeling I might be while were on our East Coast Trip, but I kept thinking that there was no way it could have happened that quick. We decided to wait until we were back home to take a test.
We got home on July 1st and the next morning, we ran some errands and picked up the test! We even spent the extra five dollars for the digital kind. I started chugging water! My heart was beating faster all day but I was still pretty sure I was not pregnant.
We got home and I put it off for like fifteen minutes because I was so nervous. Finally Ben forced me in to the bathroom, I did my thing and then put the test face down on the counter and shut the door. I made us wait the whole 5 minutes and I just kept telling myself "no way". We argued about who got to look first and decided to just try and do it at the same time.
We went into the bathroom I grabbed the test, flipped it over and in very clear words were PREGNANT! I was seriously in shock. I just kept saying no way, is this real?, we're pregnant? We were both really excited but I didn't really think it was real. So I took the second test in the box....still pregnant! Over the next few weeks I sent Ben out to the store to get multiple tests to confirm this craziness over and over again.
I did the most logical thing and took to Google. I googled everything from due dates to insurance to pregnancy test accuracy, I couldn't believe there was a little poppy seed in me. Ben and I grabbed some celebratory Cafe Rio and then he had to go to work. I went to Barnes and Noble, bought What to Expect When your Expecting and read it cover to cover. no joke.
The weeks after it still didn't feel real, I wasn't really feeling any symptoms yet and thought I maybe wasn't going to get sick.....yeah.....right! We had our first doctors appt. at eight weeks and I asked about a bajillion questions. We really like our doctor so that is really comforting. I learned I should probably stop googling things and I was surprised about how many pregnancy myths were just that. We also had an ultrasound and learned that I was two weeks less pregnant than what I thought, which was kind of a bummer to me because that probably meant two more weeks of being sick.
Even now at almost 14 weeks, just barley showing, I still can't believe it sometimes. I think when we get to see it on the ultrasound, find out the gender and feel it move it's going to feel a lot more real.
We feel blessed.
Want to see some fruit?