I decided to create this blog to remember all of the exciting things happening with our first pregnancy. While we are very early (which makes me unbelievebly nervous/anxious), I didn't want to forget any of the details. With Baby England's (lovingly called Peanut, Skittle & Bean) grandma, grandpa, great-grandparents, Aunt Sydney and extended family living in Florida, I thought this was a great way to share the experience.
We will officially announce our pregnancy in December (once we enter the second trimester...) so please don't share this news with anyone yet.
On October 6th, exactly 1 month after deciding to add a babes to the party, Josh & I took a pregnancy test early in the morning. It was negative. With sadness, I left for work. After returning home, I noticed the test on the shower ledge had an apparent and lovely second line. WHAT. IS. THIS?? I slowly picked up the test and ran into the bedroom to show Josh. He immediately screamed “WE’RE PREGNANT!!” to which I replied.. no, we’re not. I called my mom and she advised us that the test may be invalid and to wait another few days before testing again. On Friday, October 8th (two days later) we re-tested and it was true. Two gorgeous lines appeared on the pregnancy test and our lives were forever changed. I left for Boston that night for a long weekend with my sister and celebrated in the best way possible – shopping, sleeping and eating. It was perfect and I’ll post pictures later.
In the meantime… here is the first of many posts. We couldn’t be more excited to start this next phase in our lives. The due date is somewhere between June 13th (my Mom-Mom Millie’s birthday!!) and June 19th. I have my first doctor appointment on November 8th and again on November 18th so I’ll have a better idea of how far along we are then.
|Between 4 & 5 weeks preggo eggo!|
•How big is baby?: Somewhere between the size of a poppy seed and a sesame seed!!
•Weight gain: None yet, unless all that Boston eating caused a weight gain. I hope not. I’m only supposed to gain between 3-5 pounds in the first trimester. Josh & I joined the gym the other night in the hopes of keeping my weight down. I refuse to gain 100 pounds. I also refuse to turn down ice cream.
•Stretch marks?: None. Yet. I ordered stretch mark cream from amazon yesterday. Hoping to keep those battles scars away!
•Maternity clothes?: No. Hoping to enjoy my size 4 and 6 pants and dresses as long as possible.
•Sleep?: Eh.. sleeping okay. I wake up a lot throughout the night and I’m having awful dreams.
•Food cravings?: Anything that resembles food. I’m hungry all the time.
•Gender?: No idea. I think it’s a girl. Josh thinks it's a boy. But who knows.. we’ll find out in January-ish.
•Movement?: No, but I can’t waaait for this!!
•Labor signs?: No and I don’t want any for another 8 months!! Keep on growing baby!!
•Belly button in or out?: In.
•What I miss: Absolutely nothing! I’m so thrilled. The lower back pain and cramping isn’t exactly amazing (and the cause of my first of many frantic phone calls to my doctor – she told me it’s perfectly normal, phew!) Otherwise no symptoms (knock.on.wood).
•Milestone: We are officially pregnant. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!