we are so excited to announce that we are expecting a baby! kyle and i are very, very excited and have been waiting patiently to announce it to the world. here are a couple of basic questions i have answered to catch you up on what’s been happening so far!
how did you find out you were pregnant?
i was about a week and half late when i decided maybe it was time to take a test just in case. my period has always been so sporadic that i really just thought it would be another negative one. so, i bought a pack of tests at the rite aid near my house on a monday and took them home. i was always told you get the best results right when you wake up in the morning so i decided to wait to take the test then.
however, monday night (or tuesday morning) i woke up in the middle of the night around 1am, went to the bathroom, and took a test. i guess i just had a feeling or something. to my surprise there was a very faint (verrrry faint) second pink line. i layed in bed staring at it for probably an hour with a million thoughts going through my head until I fell back asleep. then in the morning i decided to take the second test in the box because that pink line was just too faint, i had to be sure. i took the second test and that second pink line showed up even darker. at this point i didn’t really have any emotions. i didn’t cry, i didn’t smile, i didn’t laugh. i didn’t really do much of anything. i think i was in shock. i just put the two tests in a bag in my room walked away.
my parents were at work and i was home alone for christmas break. kyle was 2 hours away with his family and i didn’t want to tell him something like this over the phone. i was obviously freaking out but i wanted to be 100% positive before i told anyone, even kyle. so i called my obgyn to schedule a confirmation appointment and luckily they got me in the next day. i was planning on going to visit kyle for the weekend on thursday and i wanted to know what i should tell him.
well, as you all know now, they confirmed for me that i was in fact pregnant. i had to wait one more longgg day until i could finally tell kyle. that’s when i finally cried, smiled, and laughed about it. we talked for a long time and decided it was a blessing. we are so excited for this child and can’t wait to start this journey together!
did you guys plan this pregnancy?
as you can see by the story above, this pregnancy was 100% not planned. yes, in an perfect world we probably would have wanted to wait until we had jobs and were financially stable to have a baby but when has life ever been perfect? yes, we are scared. yes, we have no idea what we are doing. but what new parents do? it’s going to be a learning experience and we are up for the challenge because it’s all going to be so worth it the minute we see this beautiful baby’s face.
how was your appointment?
on december 18th the doctor confirmed that I was approximately 6 weeks pregnant. she told me my options and what I should be focusing on right now. since i don’t live there permanently, i had to schedule appointments at a new doctor where i live at school. i will have my appointments there until i graduate and then figure out where i’m going next.
on january 21st kyle and i went in for my first pregnancy check up and we were able to finally get a sonogram! the minute the baby popped up on the sonogram machine i was speechless. it was the most surreal moment of my life actually watching a little baby moving around in my belly. she took some pictures from different angles and then turned on the sound so we could hear the heart beat. i think when that happened things became really real for kyle. he said he was shocked at how developed it was already and the fact that we could hear life within the baby was captivating. she confirmed that i am 11 weeks along and everything looks healthy so far!
i felt so relieved things were going well. and now we could finally tell people!
did you tell your parents?
since we were already down and spending the weekend with kyle’s parents, we decided to get it out of the way and tell them. kyle spilled the beans to his brother first and he gave the typical brother response like “that’s awesome man.” so cute. then we told kyle’s grandmother together. we knew she would react in a positive way and give us advice on how to tell everyone else. of course she is ecstatic to be a great-grandmother! his dad’s face was priceless (as in shocked) but he came around right after and is excited for us. kyle’s mom was next and her reaction was just the reaction i was waiting for. she was so happy for us and i love that. then i went back home for christmas and i had to spend three long days holding it in until kyle came up the day after. actually, that’s a lie. i told my brother on christmas day because i had to tell someone. he’s going to be an uncle!
kyle wanted to be there in person when we told my parents so we did it right when he arrived at my house. they said congratulations but secretly i don’t think they are very thrilled with the idea. and i understand. i’m still their baby girl and this is a big deal. we aren’t prepared, it’s earlier than we had planned, and we have no idea what we are doing. but that’s the exciting part of life right? i think once i start sending them pictures of my growing belly and pictures from my appointments they will become more excited.
how are you feeling?
actually, i think i’ve had the best first trimester any girl could ever ask for. thank goodness my mom passed down the gene of no morning sickness because i haven’t gotten sick once. i’ve had some days where i felt a little nauseous but not to the point where i was going to throw up. my boobs are definitely growing though and hurt pretty bad (luckily the tenderness is decreasing by the day). my mood swings are insane (just ask kyle) but i’m trying to best to control that. my energy level has only really gone down a lot in the past week or so but that could also be from having to wake up at 4am so many days for work.
i’ve always been so bad at drinking water but i’m trying my hardest to drink the 8 cups of day i’m supposed too. i’m not sure i’ve actually gotten to 8 cups but i’m drinking a lot more than i used too. which also causes me to go to the bathroom a lot more but i guess that’s what’s supposed to happen. overall, i think i’ve been pretty lucky!
do you want a girl or a boy?
it doesn’t matter to me as long as they are happy and healthy. kyle doesn’t really care either. i know most guys always secretly hope for a boy but i think he will be happy with either. we can’t wait to find out!
when are you due?
i am due August 12th, 2014. exactly a week after I turn 24!
i can’t stop smiling! love you all!