Yeah, so this is happening…
I am still in a state of shock, nerves and excitement to be honest. I am 14 weeks along and just entered my 2nd trimester of pregnancy. It is such a huge life changer. I don’t even know where to start with this post to be honest. Should I tell everything I know right now? Should I break it up into different posts? What is exciting, what is boring, what is TMI? I am all over the place and I am hoping I don’t lose anyone along the way. Heck, I hope I don’t get lost along the way.
So I thought I’d start at the beginning. Ever since one of my good friends had a baby in 2012, Peter and I have been thinking about starting a family. Then finally in September, we decided to stop taking the pill. Sure, we wanted it to happen right away, but we also knew that it would take time for the pill to get out of my system. Our real hope was that we would get pregnant while in Florida in November because that would have been an awesome story to tell. Alas, it didn’t happen. Well we kept trying and low and behold, it became a reality.
Now, I bet you are wondering how I found out I was pregnant. Let me get into that now. I hope it’s not TMI. I had been keeping track of my periods and ever since stopping the pill they had all been different lengths. I didn’t know when they would come exactly or how long they would last. It was really annoying to be honest. Around the time I was supposed to be getting my period, I started to get some acne all over my face, chest and back. It had been bad since stopping the pill, so I didn’t think too much of this new break out. Then I started having menstrual cramps. I knew my period wasn’t far behind the cramps. After 4 days of what I called “phantom cramps,” I started getting suspicious. Cramps and no follow through of period..huh. Then the cramps got worse. Very painful as far as cramps go. Finally after a couple days, I decided it was time to take a test. I heard that morning urine was the best, but I just couldn’t wait until the next day, so I took the test around noon. It was positive. I didn’t get too excited or anything because I wanted to take another test the next day just to be sure. It was a good thing I didn’t see Peter that night because I DO NOT know how I could have kept it from him. I got up early before work the next day and took my second test. It was positive as well. Those two pink links were telling me that I WAS PREGNANT! It was a long day at work before I saw Peter and could tell him our great news.
So apparently pregnancy is measured from the first day of your last period. So by the time I found out I was pregnant, I was already 4.5 weeks along. How crazy is that?!
Let me tell you one thing, pregnancy is one of the hardest secrets to keep. I just wanted to shout it from the rooftop for everyone to hear!!! Besides Peter, I only lasted 9 days before I spilled the beans to my family and close friends. It was torture!! I don’t know how people could ever keep this kind of secret from everyone in their life for the whole first trimester. It’s nuts.
I want to tell my reveal stories for both Peter and our families, but they are posts in themselves so I think I will leave this post here for now!
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