First Doctor's appointment! (I wrote this on Feb 14th)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Let me preface...So here's how everything went down. We've been trying to get pregnant since July (which is when I got off birth control). We weren't really "trying" we were kind of just letting it happen if it did. I totally thought I would get pregnant like the first time. When November rolled around I started to get a little worried. Well, things just don't always happen as you plan. I made an appointment with my OB just to get checked out and to make sure. Everything looked great and she said she would be really surprised if I didn't get pregnant within the next couple months. She also recommended me to use ovulation strips to help me know when I'm ovulating and when it was time to "try." So I got them at the end of December and when January around, I used them. I got a positive & it was time to go. (Side note: This may be TMI but this is my blog and i can write whatever I want) anywho. I just had a really strong feeling that this was the month. that this was it. something felt different, but I tried not to get my hopes up like i did every single month. I was so sick of seeing a negative pregnancy test and as strong as a feeling was that this was it, i let myself not get excited about it. I started to get cramps and was kind of bummed...then the cramps lasted about a week and they felt different than normal. On January 30th I woke up, ate breakfast, started my hw, and just thought that I would take a pregnancy test just to get it out of my mind so I won't have to worry about it. I was so sure that I wasn't. So i took it and walked away for awhile (says to wait 5 mins) when I came back in to look at it i was literally STUNNED. TWO LINES! I stared at it for a good 3 minutes and then burst into tears. I kept walking back in the bathroom to look at it to make sure I wasn't making it up or seeing double (no pun intended;) I then proceeded to take 2 more tests to make sure. Eeach one was positive. I texted jason right away to see if he could call me. This is how our conversation went on the phone,

Me: Hey how's work?
J: good. How are you?
Me: good. so i just took a pregnancy test...(long pause because I started to cry)
J: SHUTTTT UPPPPPPPPP ohhhhh myyyy goshhhhhhhhhh

And then we freaked out a little more. I felt bad that I didn't wait for him to take it until he got home, but I couldn't wait and I couldn't wait to tell him either. I couldn't think of anything else the rest of the day! I went to Target to get the "What to Expect when you're expecting" book and a little newborn outfit (neutral colors) to give to jason when he got home from work.
Fast forward to now: Thursday Feb 14th our first doctor's appointment. We went in for our appointment at 7:30 and I was a little nervous. Just nervous to hear bad news and just nervous of the unexpected. This was my first time doing this and I had no idea what was going to happen. I wanted to call my mom and sisters SO BAD to talk to them and ask questions, but I have to wait a few more weeks until we tell them. We went in the room and got an ultrasound and there our little peanut was, right on the screen!! I started crying and Jason did a little bit too. We heard the heartbeat and it was at a healthy 122. Measuring perfectly. Today I am exactly 6w4d and my expected due date is October 6th. Wow I can't get over how amazing it was to see our baby on the screen! It made it all real. Then we sat down with the doctor and she answered all my questions and then I got my blood drawn so they could run some tests. What a perfect way to spend this Valentine's day:) I don't need ANYTHING else!:) My heart is bursting with love already for this little baby. I am meeting again with my doctor in 2 weeks and I already am counting down the days until I get to see my little peanut on that screen again!!

The hardest thing this whole time has been not being able to tell anyone. It's like the best thing that has ever happened to you has happened and you can't tell anyone! I want to shout it to the world, but I am doing good by keeping quiet and not spilling the beans just yet. Jason has to remind me every day not to tell anyone. haha. There has been so many times where we have been with family or friends and all I can think about is "don't say anything, don't say anything,  don't say anything." I feel like I might just blurt it out one of these days, but I won't. We are going to wait until we are with all of our family for my birthday to tell them. I CAN'T WAIT!

My symptoms: Luckily, nothing has been too bad just yet. I know it's still really early, but I haven't really had morning sickness. I have been a bit nauseous and my boobs are really sore..and growing! I also don't have an appetite at all and it takes everything in me to eat something. I have had a pretty bad cold for the past week, but haven't taken anything for it. I asked my doc today what I can take and luckily there are a few things that I can to help relieve my congestion so that I can finally breathe again. (and sleep!)

Hooray for being pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!! I already know this is going to be the best thing that has every happened to us. :)


  1. Loved this post Annie! So excited to be an Auntie! :)

  2. Umm I totally cried when I read this! Haha partially due to my own pregnancy hormones I'm sure but also because you described it so well and I can relate. finding out that you're pregnant is the. most. exciting. news. ever! I'm so happy for you guys, you're gonna be such a good mommy and I'm sure you're the most darling pregnant lady. does this mean you'll be moving to el Segundo? ;)


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