I'm so excited to start this blog! This is where I'll be posting updates on my pregnancy and our family after the birth! I'll start with how this started!
John and I had decided to wait to have a child until after he finished his bachelors degree at SUNY Brockport. He was scheduled to graduate in Spring 2013 (more on this later).
Earlier this week I started feeling off. Extremely thirsty, I had to pee so many times, and I felt a little queezy. I didn't think anything of it, until my period was late. My period was due to come on Sunday July 15th. By Tuesday the 17th I was wondering why I was late, (I'm usually never late). So, I decided to get a pregnancy test. I thought I was over-reacting, I'd had a few times before when I had thought I was pregnant, but didn't end up pregnant. So, I thought taking the test would end up negative and I wouldn't be anxious anymore.
So, I decided to get a test while I was at the store during lunch break. I took it, and to my complete surprise it said pregnant. I was thinking, "Why didn't I wait till after work, now I have to go to my parents (where I work) and keep this a secret until I get out and John gets home."
The day dragged by, but finally I went home. John was out shooting a concert and got home around 11 that night. I didn't know what he'd think. I knew we both love and want kids, but we'd planned on waiting a little longer. So, I gave him a hug when he walked in the door and said, "I have to talk to you." Then I showed him the 3 pregnancy tests (I got two more on my way home from work to make sure). He thought I was joking at first, but then realized it was true. He was so shocked he gave me a hug then just said, "I need to take a shower."
He then hurried out of the shower realizing he thought I might think he was upset (which I didn't, I just figured he was overwhelmed, as was I). He then came, and hugged me, and we talked about more details of how far along I am and what to do next.
So, we decided to tell our families after work the next night. So we did. Then told some friends the next couple days, and now have told most of our friends. :)
I have an appt. scheduled with my OBGYN for mid august and I can't wait. I'll get to hear the heartbeat and everything, which I think will make me feel a bit more like I'm actually pregnant. Right now it doesn't really feel real yet.
That's about where we are right now. I'm due March 24th. Tomorrow I'll be 5 weeks pregnant, we're suuuper excited! Now that the shock has settled down a bit, we're extremely happy.
Because I'm due in March John decided that instead of having an 18 credit spring semester (which he was going to have to do to graduate in the spring) he's going to split up his courses over spring and next fall. That way he can work a bit more and be around some more for the birth.
I'm excited to keep you guys updated through this whole process. :) We do plan on finding out the gender and have names picked out already, but I'll keep that a surprise for when we find out the gender. ;)
This was a super long post. If you made it to the end I'm surprised! I just love writing on blogs, so I don't know if anyone is actually going to read this or not but it's fun to write!
Can't wait to meet my baby! :)