So without going into it, my body was so incredibly messed up after going off birth control last year. Things were just not working right with my bod. Well, we thought it may be a chance that we were pregnant so we took a test at the end of February. It was negative. A week later, I still hadn’t received my special little gift, so I took another pregnancy test on my lunch break (so stupid). I absolutely knew I wasn’t pregnant and almost even forgot to check the results….it was positive! I could not believe it!! So, I hurriedly drank another glass of water and tried to take another test. Another positive. Again, I thought something was wrong with the test(s)!!
Anyway, Derek was working all day (10pm!) so I had to go back to work all afternoon and not be able to tell anybody. Ahhh, that was so hard!
After seeing Kate's positive pregnancy test picture with her dog, Cali, I knew I had to get the same one with Brutie Man!!
Anyway, Derek got home around 11:00pm that night and I was literally bursting at the seams to scream that I was pregnant!!! I knew I wanted to tell him in a special way, so I took a page in Tori Spelling’s book and put the positive test in a watch/jewelry case.
I wrapped it up and put it on the coffee table. I told Derek I went shopping that evening and got him something special. After he opened it, he was like “is this ours?!” And after I confirmed that it really was true, he said “waiiittt, we’re not ready for a baby.” If you knew Derek, you would think this is hilarious because it is sooooo something he would jokingly say. Of course we were ready!
The first two months were the slowest of my life! I was very lucky and did not have any morning sickness. However, I experienced the typical exhaustion, severe thirst, hunger pains, and nausea.
After being able to tell our family and friends, things were so much more exciting!! I was happy not to have to keep in our big secret! Over the past couple of months, I’ve read:
-What to Expect When You’re Expecting
-The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
-First Time Mom
Can you tell we have no idea what we are doing lol?! If you have any suggestions of books that helped give you confidence, let me know!!
I’ll be 15 weeks tomorrow. We are finding out the gender and that happens in just a couple of weeks! We have had names picked out for years. In fact, I was thinking there was no way it was that easy (I mean, we are talking about the name our child will have for the rest of his/her lives!). So we went through a baby name book, and at the very end of the exercise, ended up with the exact same 2 names we started with!
Well, that’s about all the information up to now! Sorry if I just bored you to tears ;)