Well, yup..you read the title right :) I'm pregnant!! It's really early (I'm about 5 weeks along) but it's true. My husband and I found out about two weeks ago and are ecstatic. At first, he didn't believe the first home test I took (which said positive) so I took another and it said negative. Oh, man! Could it be that I had a false positive? Its never happened to me before (ok, so this isn't the first time I thought I was pregnant, sue me, lol) so I took four more home pregnancy tests after that....drum roll....they ALL said I was PREGNANT. Believe it or not, my hubby was still not too sure it was true even after I missed my regular scheduled cycle. So, I went to my doctor's office and got a blood test done. A day later, I received a call stating, "Michele, happy holidays you ARE pregnant."
Finally, my hubby thinks its true, lol. His behavior transformation is exciting to watch. Everything now is "hunny are you ok?, hunny do you need anything?, hunny can you eat that?, oh wait hunny I'll carry everything just get inside"...its so funny but sooo cute. He feels my tummy often even though our baby is only a size of a sweet pea right now.
During the week of Christmas, we told our families and close friends. Of course, there were some mixed emotions from some but many people were thrilled and excited for us. Ultimately, it only mattered that my hubby and I were excited for this new year and journey.
Over the next few days, I scheduled gyno visits, started taking prenatal vitamins, and learning as much as I could about pregnancy (birthing options, healthy diet, physical and emotional symptoms, etc.) Everything is so exciting but scary at the same time. I do well with change, never had a really hard time adapting but this is the BIGGEST change of my life. I'm concerned about the things people don't talk about like the possibility of a miscarriage, or whether I'll be prepared enough for my baby to come into this world, or if my body is capable of the natural birth (I desire), and if I'll be a good mom, etc. I guess with any rite of passage in life there is always uncertainty until you complete the task. Pregnancy is something that happens and ends in a couple months but motherhood that's forever so I better get use to this feeling of the unknown.
In the next few weeks, I have an ultra-sound scheduled to better estimate my due date and I scheduled an orientation seminar for a birth center I am considering. So, stay tuned for updates on this journey that is sure to unravel some emotions :)
I leave this post by saying "I'm going to be a mom sometime around late August/early September of 2010!"
Happy NEw YEar to ALL!!