Today I am sharing My First Pregnancy Story. Here is how we found out I was pregnant with my first baby, Annabelle, in 2013.
My Pregnancy Story
THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of the well wishes and congrats! B and I are just over the moon with joy that I am pregnant. I figured it was about time for me to share our pregnancy story with you all before I start slamming you with baby bump pictures.
I woke up on Sunday, April 7, 2013 feeling pretty weird. My legs were achy and heavy. I had period cramps. And my boobs felt like someone had filled them like balloons with acid or fire while I was asleep. I also woke up on a wet pillow from drooling in my sleep (which I now know was excess saliva).
In January I stopped taking birth control because my cycle was super irregular. Brandon and I also wanted to see what happened because we thought we wanted to try to get pregnant. I had recently lost a lot of weight from some medication I was on and needed to get my body healthy. Not being on the pill meant pregnancy was a possibility.
However, due to an irregular cycle my whole life, and never having any scares, the doctor said it could be a year before I was pregnant. My body had to regulate itself. Given my strange symptoms, and lack of a real period (I had been spotting all week), B and I decided I should run out to get a test.
It couldn’t hurt to take one…or five pregnancy tests.
Brandon went off to the gym and I walked to Rite Aid. I bought a package of tests and a bottle of Snapple. While walking home, I chugged the entire bottle. I quickly ran upstairs to the bathroom (followed by our cat Muffin), and proceeded to take the test. I didn’t even hold my breath because I really didn’t think I could be pregnant. Within one minute I saw this:
I thought the positive lines were a mistake. The pregnancy test HAD to be expired or something. The Rite Aid was a bit outdated. So I chugged a bottle of water and waited until I had to go to the bathroom again. Then I took another test and saw this:
BAM! Just like that, we are having a baby.
I literally SCREAMED and scared the cat. OMG OMG OMG. Of course Brandon wasn’t going to be home for another hour, so I laid back in bed and tried to watch some Netflix to take my mind off of the news. I thought it was all a joke or a misunderstanding. I knew I was going to have to go purchase more pregnancy tests to believe it to be true.
When my husband walked in the door I started shaking. I yelled for him to come upstairs and he walked in with a big grin on his face. Through tears I said, “We’re pregnant!” His shock combined with happiness and joy was something I will never forget. We hugged and then I said, “OK, we have to go get more tests. I feel like I am dreaming….” So off we went to the store.
Words don’t lie …. I’m PREGNANT!!
I felt pretty sick all day, so I laid in bed and tried to wrap my mind around the news we had just received. We decided I would call the doctor first thing in the morning to make sure this wasn’t the product of a bunch of pregnancy tests gone bad. When I woke up Monday morning, I had to make sure yesterday’s events weren’t all just a really great dream, so I took another test.
Confirming My Pregnancy is REAL at the Doctor
I was able to get into my OB-GYN on Wednesday that week. After a urine test it was confirmed – we were most definitely having a baby! The doctor said based on my last menstrual period my due date was December 6. She calculated me to be almost 5 weeks pregnant! Pretty crazy huh? My OB-GYN scheduled an appointment for me to get a vaginal ultrasound to confirm not only the due date, but also my pregnancy.
Not much of a first portrait of the baby, but the blob is a tiny human! Everything looked good during my first ultrasound. I was definitely nervous but also so excited to see a tiny blob on the screen. The ultrasound tech and my doctor confirmed the baby’s due date to be December 6, 2013. Isn’t is crazy that the Christmas obsessed girl is going to have a baby the very same month of her favorite time of year? We are overjoyed with all of the happiness now!
Stay tuned because tomorrow I will show you all my “bump” photos….Happy Thursday!