I still can’t believe I’m saying this. The person who never thought she’d carry a child because of her phobia of needles/doctors is PREGNANT! I’m about 13 and a half weeks along right now. We found out we were pregnant when I took the test January 3rd. It was a shock to say the least. I went off the pill in 2008, but I honestly didn’t think I could get pregnant. I realize that was mostly psychological, but I had other reasons too for thinking that I couldn’t have a baby. I had just been on the pill for so long that I thought I should give my body a break so I did. It wasn’t until more than a year later that I got this surprise. Funny thing is back in November I was a week late in getting my period and I kind of panicked then, but then the monthly visitor came and all was forgotten. The next month in December I was again a week late, but I didn’t think much of it. I thought maybe I was just on a 35 day cycle now. Then the last week of the month came and boy was I busy. I was working lots and preparing for our big New Year’s party. It wasn’t until December 30th when I had one drink too many with two of our best friends, Noelle and Steve, that something struck a chord. I came home after dinner and was lying in bed a little tipsy when it hit me that I wasn’t just a week late anymore. So how late was I? I took out my trusty iPhone calendar and calculated it. I was 10 days late! Wowser could it be?? Again I thought “no”. I did decide though that I wouldn’t drink much on New Year’s Eve (despite our party) and if I still didn’t have my period by that Sunday I’d get the dreaded test. Sure enough Sunday morning rolls around and there is no sign of you know what. So I went to Duane Reade and surveyed the shelves for a test. Should I spend $8 for the one that my friends told me gives you the faint lines that leave you unsure or should I pony up $24 for new digital tests that say pregnant or not pregnant? I decided this wasn’t a time to save some pennies so I ponied up the dough and got the fool proof test. I got home and my husband, Mike, was on the couch getting ready to buckle in for a day of football watching. I, on the other hand, went to the bathroom and took the test. It said it took 3 minutes to tell you the results, but literally as I was still flushing the toilet I looked and clear as day the purple and white stick said “PREGNANT”. To say I was speechless is an under statement. I was stunned, couldn’t believe my eyes. Now I tried to keep my composure while I went to tell Mike. I hadn’t even told him I was late so this would be a surprise. A surprise he was dying for. He really wanted to have a little one. I was the one who was the holdout. Anyway as I choke back tears I go to tell him and I want to capture it on camera so I bring our flip camera with me. To my dismay he is on the phone with his friend Adam talking about football bets for the day. I ask him when he is getting off the phone and he said “give me a minute”. Hmmmm ok um I’m trying to stay composed here!!!! Anyway a very longggg 5 minutes later he gets off the phone and I tell him I’m having trouble reading something and I give him the stick and as I imagined he is over the moon. Okay now I can start crying and I do. From there it has taken a long while to let reality set in. I’ll fill in more details later about my fears with my doctors visits and how they’ve gone so far, but to make a long story short so far we are told we have a very healthy baby growing and I got this advanced picture at our Nuchal Translucency Test last week. When you see that what’s growing in my belly looks like a real baby already it has a way of bringing you to the realization that this is really happening and that things are moving fast. So yes the excitement is starting to grow, as the baby grows too!
Oh and here are the most common questions we are getting so far and the answers:
When is the baby due? August 28th (though our latest scan said August 24th)
What are we having? Too early to find out, but I’ll find out as soon as we can…hopefully at 18 weeks (about a month from now)
How have I been feeling? Ehhhh tired and kind of turned off by food, but haven’t thrown up 🙂 Starting to feel better now that I’m in my second trimester
Am I still a vegetarian? But of course and I’ll write much more about my diet soon, but all my blood tests say that my vitamins and minerals are perfect!