Well, since a lot of the people that we are closest too already know, I might as well share it with the blogger world. I'm not quite ready for all of the Internet world (ie: facebook) to know but those few people that read this blog- WE ARE PREGNANT!!!!
I love saying it, I love telling people, and I love feeling these pregnancy symptoms because it means I'm pregnant! I really didn't think it would happen so fast, and I've even questioned why are we so lucky that it happened already? There are so many people that try for years and never get to this point, but for some reason we are so blessed with this wonderful gift!
We found out last Sunday, after I finally got my amazing philly cheese steak sandwich I went up to our bathroom and peed on that wonderful stick! Nothing was showing up, and I didn't really expect it to because at that point I had only my IUD out for 31 days, so why I could pregnant already?? Well, wait about 10 minutes and the faintest line either of us had ever seen started to show up. I immediately started jumping up and down while Nick was still skeptical. I called Gina and sent her a picture of the results which she said clearly showed a positive, and John confirmed! :) Nick convinced me to take another test, which showed up even fainter, and that makes sense since I had just peed out all my HCG hormone. Anyways, as we are holding the tests up to the light trying to decipher if it's positive or not when Han comes walking in asking what we are doing. I had wanted to wait a little while to tell her because since it's so early something could happen, but it just seemed like the right moment to explain what those little sticks mommy and daddy were looking at meant... and this picture says it all:
She was thrilled to be expecting a brother or a sister sometime in the far away future :) We explained it would be a VERY long time but it looked pretty good to say a baby would be on its way!
Of course I couldn't keep the secret when I went to work the next day and everyone was so excited for me! It's going to be nice since my friend Serina at work is also pregnant and she's only a month ahead of me, it'll be fun going through this with someone right there at the same point as me! Well, Nick wasn't ready to tell people yet since the test was so faint, but come Tuesday night I brought home a digital test, (and I was so nervous to take it since it would clearly say yes or no and I was afraid I had imagined the other lines and it would say negative), but before dinner I take that test and within 3 minutes the most beautiful words I had ever seen appeared YES! Once we got that more concrete answer Nick couldn't wait to call his parents, convinced me I couldn't wait to see mine in person and I had to call my parents, and he texted his close friends to let them in on the great news!
I just still can't believe it's really happening, but here I am 5 weeks along today! It's still super early on, and I just pray that everything goes smoothly. I keep thinking my period will appear one of these days when I go to the bathroom but I get reassured when I realize I have all the classic symptoms I should of a pregnant person and Aunt Flow doesn't show up. I have a dr appointment with my PCP on Wednesday May 25th and at that point they will do a urine test to prove I'm pregnant and then refer me to my OBGYN of choice, Dr Cueto. I've never met him myself but I have heard wonderful things about him so I'm excited for my first visit, I just hope they don't make me wait to long for the first ultrasound because I need to be reassured everything is where it should be and the heart is beating strong and healthy!
I plan on using this same blog for my pregnancy and baby journal through this journey as well our usual family updates. I'll be tyring to update as often as possible, we'll see how well that actually pans out but here I go!
At 5 weeks: Baby went from size of a poppy seed to now an appleseed!
Symptoms: sore boobs (like horribly sore, like Hubby better not even look at them wrong or they will hurt), extremly exhausted, hungry, and if I don't eat as soon as I get hungry it turns to nausea, bad skin breakouts, and waking up super congested every morning (this happened with Han, not sure if it's normal but it must be for when I'm pregnant).
Weight: I started at 136lbs, I would have rather started out about 10 lbs lighter but who is EVER happy with their weight?! Last time I gained about 50lbs, so I'm shooting for gaining less weight this time! :)
Mood/Feelings: Since finding out I'm really pregnant I've tried to get my moody-ness in check! I've been elated with the news and seriously can't stop smiling! I did have 1 good cry already, something on Desperate Housewives made me start to cry and that just started the flood gates! I was crying and laughing at myself the whole time, and my hubby was cheering me on to get all the blubbering out and it felt good! I think there ahs been so many emotions going on I just needed a good cry to start this pregnancy off right!!