Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Finding out I was pregnant!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Thank you all for your sweet comments yesterday when I announced my pregnancy!  I know many of you are going through this or have gone through this already so I appreciate you all joining me on this journey and sharing your experiences/advice.  And for those of you who have not gone through this, I still hope you'll join me on this journey!

So let's jump right in.....Doc and I have been talking about having kids for years!  I got the baby bug pretty bad after we got married but at the time, Doc was only in his 3rd year of medical school and having a baby would not have been very good for either of us.  I still needed to work since he was not yet making an income and I very badly wanted to be a stay at home mom.  Medical school is so time consuming {and mentally draining} that the idea of having a baby during that time was not ideal for Doc either.  So...we put it off.

I was dying but I knew the timing wasn't right so I waited. And waited. And waited. Finally, during his 4th year of medical school, we thought maybe we could try now because Doc finishes med school in April of 2013 and he is off until his residency starts in July.  If I was due around April, Doc would have those 3 months off where he could spend time helping me and enjoying the baby.  So we tried for 2 months, but nothing happened.  After that, we couldn't keep trying because then I would be due right when Doc starts residency which was not ideal once again.  Doc wanted some time to adjust to residency before we had a baby {all of that at once would be very difficult for him}.

So, we put it off once again but this time, I was like its ok, I'll enjoy the time we have just the two of us right now and I kind of put the baby bug out of my mind.  I enjoyed my alcohol and the ability to just do whatever we wanted!  I was very surprised that I was able to put it out of my mind, but I did and it was good for me.  I also knew the timing wasn't right before...if I had gotten pregnant then, we would have been moving with a newborn baby and it would have been very hard.  We also had no place to really set up a nursery in our previous place so that would have been hard too.

Then my dad passed away and my outlook on life just changed.  I always wanted to have kids before my dad passed away but by the time I realized this, my dad was already sick and as explained above, the timing was never right for Doc and I.  After my dad passed, I looked at the calendar and realized that it didn't matter when I got pregnant...we were finally past the "inopportune" window and from that point forward, it didn't matter when I got pregnant.

So, Doc and I decided ok...let's just start trying and if it happens, it happens.  Well, easier said than done for sure!  I was trying to take a non-chalant approach to baby making but you can't help but stress and worry and hope and wonder if it happened, if it didn't...why didn't it...was our timing not right...when am I ovulating, etc. It goes on and on.

Doc and I got sooooooo lucky because on our 2nd month of trying, we got pregnant!  I actually used an ovulation test kit during that month which helped me pin point when I was ovulating because my periods were always a little irregular {sometimes 25 days, sometimes 34 days}

Anyway, the morning I tested to see if I was pregnant, I was flying to Miami that night for the weekend and I wanted to test while I was with Doc {he was not coming to Miami with me} but I thought I was testing a bit too early and considering the negative tests I had before, I just assumed it would be negative again.  I got up for work that morning and used the test.  While I was waiting for it to give me the result, I was packing my toiletries up in the bathroom...figuring it would take the 3 minutes they say to wait.  Well, like 30 seconds later...I saw the "Pregnant" words pop up!  I had to do a double take and was like whatttttttt?!  I stared at it for like 30 seconds before I "very calmly" as Doc said, walked out of the bathroom and said "I'm pregnant" to a very sleepy Doc in bed.  He shot up and was like what!? Really?! We just stared at the test and couldn't believe that we were going to finally have a baby!

This all happened back in February and I can't believe I'm already coming to the end of my 1st trimester now!  I will be 12 weeks tomorrow and while time has flown also has crawled!  I feel like I've been pregnant forever.  I just cannot wait to hold our little one in my arms....but I'll have to wait until November 7th {or around then} for that!

Tomorrow, I'll start posting my weekly updates and I'll also update you on how my 1st trimester has been!


Nat said...

Such a great story and so lucky you got it on the second try!! Ohh just wait until you get to end I have about 7 weeks until my due date and I feel like I've been pregnant for about 10 years!! It all goes by really fast and really slow at the same time. I hope you've been feeling good- the first trimster was rough for me

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