Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Little Announcement...


We are so excited about this little blessing and can't wait to meet him/her in February! 

And some details for those of you who are interested...

I found out I was pregnant on Tuesday, May 28. I had been feeling a bit "off," and after venting to my friend and co-worker, Liz, about my symptoms, she suggested I take a test. I kept thinking to myself -- and saying to her, "Okay, yeah, right. I am not pregnant." But there was that tiny little nagging thought in the back of my mind that I just might be, so I went home after an event we had and just bit the bullet, per se, and took it. 

I just knew it was going to say "Not Pregnant," so I got changed into my comfy clothes, threw my hair up in a bun and unpacked my bag from the day, almost forgetting about the test sitting on the counter. As I was getting ready to leave the bathroom, I glanced over at it, casually picked it up and got ready to toss it in the trash. But I caught a glimpse and it said one word: "Pregnant." 

All I could think was, "Oh. My. Gosh. Ohmygosh. This is real." 

So I walked out into the living room with it behind my back and said something to Brandon along the lines of, "Hey! Look what I got today!" and showed him. His face was priceless. He just kept looking at me with his mouth and eyes wide open, laughing a nervous little laugh. It was honestly the most surreal moment ever. 

We went back into the bedroom and just sat on our bed and talked. And talked. I just kept saying, "I don't feel like this is real!" I took three more tests just to make sure. :)

When all four tests came back positive, I called my doctor the next day and set an appointment for six weeks. Those two weeks of waiting were pure torture, but I felt great, so it didn't bother me too much. 

We went to the doctor for the first time at six weeks and unfortunately weren't able to see the heartbeat, so my doctor asked us back for the next week. 

It was during this week's time that my body knew it was pregnant. And knew it with a vengeance. I was so sick the following Monday that I couldn't even go to work. I eventually had to call my doctor and beg for Zofran, which was the only thing that allowed me to function as a somewhat normal human being. I was basically on the BRAT diet, subsisting off of Saltines, applesauce, water and Gatorade {when I could tolerate it}. I couldn't even stand up to take a shower; I had to take a bath every. single. morning, which got old pretty quickly. Every day when I came home from work, I would pass out in bed until Brandon got home. We'd eat dinner, then I'd fall asleep on the couch again. I was so ridiculously tired and weak! 

Later that week, we went back to the doctor to see if we could hear the baby's heartbeat. I was so nervous and just prayed that it was there and that the baby was okay...especially after my consistent sickness. And sure enough, we saw the little flicker on the screen and then heard the heartbeat on the doppler. It was the sweetest sound ever! I could not stop crying. 

 I'm officially 12 weeks today! I still have trouble getting moving in the mornings, and I often wake up hungry in the middle of the night and in the morning. I have severe aversions to raw meat and onions {especially the smell of the dried, jarred kind}, and it's hard for me to eat the food I've cooked. There's just something about seeing how it's made that grosses me out. Also? My eyes are way bigger than my stomach. Anytime we go out to eat, I'll order something I normally do and will take about 3-4 bites before I'm finished and can't eat anything else. So that's fun. {Not.} I also still get sick about once a week in the mornings, so that's fun, too. {Not.} 

Stay tuned for how we told our families...!

PS: Special thanks to my friend {and co-worker} Liz Haas for the gorgeous photos. She's amazing, y'all! 

8 comments:

  1. Congrats!! That's such exciting news!!

    -Sarah
    limitedspaceorganizing.blogspot.com

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  2. Just found your blog through Instagram! Loved reading about how you found out! So cute! Sorry you had a rough time at first. I battled with awful morning sickness as well, but it definitely gets better and the end result is beyond worth it! Pregnancy is such a crazy, weird and wonderful thing! Enjoy it and congrats again!

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  3. Aw! Super cute post! I'm so happy for you and Brandon!

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  4. I am soooo happy for you!!! Drink some protein shakes if you can stomache them. That way you still get nutrition when you don't feel like eating. :)

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  5. I am soooo happy for you!!! Drink some protein shakes if you can stomache them. That way you still get nutrition when you don't feel like eating. :)

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