Hello ladies! :) Just wanted to warn you all that I'm planning to make a pregnancy/baby blog. I kept an online journal with Cadence and printed it off to put in her baby book. I'd like the same thing for this baby too. I don't want to print off all my band blogs too so I'm going to separate the two for the time being. I'm 100% certain that I'll be posting periodic band updates and that I'll be back after baby trying to make this work out for me once again.
I haven't made one yet but when I do I'll post a link so anyone that wants to can follow along. I will also have family and friends following since I will share that link with them as well.
So let's see. The back story behind getting pregnant is simple. I stopped taking BCP's and our first official month of trying was back in December. That was before anything was considered "wrong" with my band. So, we fell pregnant on our third try. Of course, that was the one month I didn't FEEL pregnant and the month that they finally told me they thought something was wrong with my band. *sigh* Oh well, wouldn't trade a blessing like this for anything! :)
I took a test the morning of my big upper GI to see the band placement because that was supposed to be the first day of my AF. I took it at 3:30 am and went immediately back to bed after I realized how early it was. Well... OOPS... 3 hours later I look at that test and it's positive. Uhhhhh, now what? I canceled the test at the hospital just to be safe but really still assumed that I wasn't pregnant. I figured it was just sitting out too long and was a false-positive. I went in to the regular doc later that morning for a BP check (normal, btw) and asked for a pg test. They took a urine sample from me but I had just gone maybe 2 hours before. The test was negative. I was sort of bummed but also knew that I was really early, had just peed, and there was still a possibility that I still was. I went straight to Walgreens and bought a pack of 3 digital tests. Took one the next morning at 2:30 am (what's with me, I know..) turned away from the test to burn some time, turned back and it said what I showed you all in that picture, "Pregnant." I stared at it sort of waiting for the "not" to appear before that word. Thought it might flicker on and off like an old hotel sign or something. Alas, it stayed "pregnant" for the next 24 hours.
I couldn't very well just sit on that info alone. I nudged Chris a few times. He assumed I was trying to get frisky. MEN. So I used that to my advantage and told him, "quit trying to take advantage of your pregnant wife!" Well, that was enough. He was up on his elbow, blinking his eyes, asking "seriously?" We wound up staying up until 4:30 am talking, giggling and just being generally ecstatic about telling people and sharing the news with Cadence.
We've since told all of our family. I'm not the type that can keep secrets like that in! Cadence has hugged "the baby" every morning and is SOOOO excited! She wants a sister but she said it would be ok if it was a boy because she knows you can't choose. What a sweet girl. She's in an anti-boy phase right now so I'm really surprised by that grown up comment.
I feel generally fine. My breasts are heavy feeling and overall sore but that's about the only thing. I'm tired but really not any more than usual, yet. I'm sure things will get more intense as I get a little farther along. I'm just 5 weeks along today, as the title was to suggest. I have a few appts next Monday at 6 weeks. Chris' insurance changes April 1 and I have an appt for that day to meet my new doctor and hopefully hear a heartbeat in there! :) Exciting stuff!
That's about all the goods for now! I'll be back when I think of a clever title for a baby blog!!! :) Any ideas?!
Oh, as always, thank you guys for the tremendous amount of support you've given me through all of this. I am always so overwhelmed and surprised by it and I'm not sure why at this point. It should just feel natural but it still makes me feel so special and cared about! :) Thank you so much!!!