Well we did it. We’d gone and got pregnant!
We knew going into the year that we were going to start trying. So at the beginning of the year we decided to go for it. After a few weeks rolled around I was getting a bit discouraged. I knew it was my impatience getting to me, but I couldn’t help but think there was something wrong. February rolled around but I got sick with the flu so we had to try again in March. I think somehow we may have gotten the stars aligned then, but after taking several pregnancy tests and after seeing the negative results I was really starting to get discouraged.
We were supposed to run the Warrior Dash in mid-April and I had decided that after the Warrior Dash I would start on a new workout regime. Since I wasn’t pregnant yet, I figured I might as well stay fit. On the day of Warrior Dash, I had taken a pregnancy test, but yet again it was negative. In some ways it was ok, because if I was going to slip and slide in mud at least I’d be safe.
We were scheduled to go on vacation the following week. The day before our San Francisco trip, I knew something was up. It was only 4 days since the last test on Warrior Dash day, but I was already a few days late. I stopped by the CVS to buy a new set of pregnancy tests (I probably spent alot on pregnancy tests), and went straight to the bathroom as soon as I got home. Brian had the day off and thought it was strange that I didn’t say a word to him when I got home. He was halfway down the stairs to come check on me when I marched right out of the bathroom and stuck the positive test in his face with a big smile. Needless to say we were both very excited.
So we kicked off our first vacation of the year with great news. I guess I was pregnant while running the Warrior Dash. It was just too early to be detected with a test. So sometime between March and April, we had conceived.
I scheduled my first OB appointment as soon as we returned from our trip. The following weeks were quite strange. I immediately became exhausted all the time. On top of that work was starting to get super busy so I had no time to really relax. Every little ache or pain freaked me out even though it was nothing. Luckily I didn’t experience any morning sickness, although I felt extremely full and bloated after each meal. It just felt like I had eaten the worst meal of my life.
We finally saw the doctor at week 8 and she officially confirmed the pregnancy and gave me an EDD of 12/25!!
We wanted to wait until our first appointment to tell the family. Of course I couldn’t keep my mouth shut and begged Brian to let me tell my parents or at least someone. We finally decided to tell my parents. They were excited, but seemed more relieved than excited. I think they had given up hope that we were going to have kids :-p
Since that first OB visit, we’ve had our 11 week appointment along with our first sonogram. We were super nervous going in. It was the first glimpse of the baby and since the only confirmation was through a urine test, we still didn’t believe I was pregnant. But as soon as they called my name, we marched into the screening room and there it was!! Amazing! I couldn’t help but laugh when I heard the heartbeat. Then my laughter must have shaken up the baby because it started to flop and flail around. It was totally unreal. I wish we had captured it on video.
So far, all the baby screenings and blood tests have turned out normal. Whew.
So now I get to enjoy this growing belly. Well sorta. I’m in the in between stage where it really hasn’t popped out yet, but the bloat and flab is starting to annoy me. I feel like a blimp. Ugh! I can’t wait until this belly starts to show so I can just move on to maternity clothes.
Now that we’re at the end of the trimester, all our family knows, people at work know, so it’s public knowledge. FB friends will have to wait a bit longer though.
I’ll also start going back to the gym in the next few days just so I can stay fit during the next 6 months. I created an account on babyfit.com to track my nutrition and fitness. My goal is to feed this baby good whole foods and all the recommended vitamins and nutrients; although I’ve been failing at that the last few weeks. I’ve been craving bad for me fast food. I guess since I’m no longer dieting I’ve been trying to get these cravings out of the way. At least I’m loading up on yummy fruits and melons.
We’re also going to schedule our babymoon/anniversary trip/30th bday trip at the end of the summer. So excited!
Pictures to come…