I haven't blogged since March, and today is July 4th. Let's just say, a lot has happened the past 4 months. The biggest change is that we found out we are having a baby! We are due January 19th, 2012. Right now, I am 11 weeks along. It has been a long 11 weeks. I really just wanted to get past the first trimester and thankfully I am almost there. We shared the news with parents and the rest of our families around 7 weeks. At 9 1/2 weeks, we heard the heartbeat of 158, our doctor gave us the 'okay' to tell friends and co-workers. I was very adamant about waiting until the 12 week mark, but the doctor feels very confident that everything looks great!
How I Found Out
I found out we were pregnant very early on at 5 weeks. I volunteered with a non-profit that promotes running for young girls, on a very early (5am) Sunday morning. My shift was over at 7 am, I drove home from Forest Park, ate some breakfast, and laid in bed until 8:30am until it was time for my workout class at 9am. When driving home after class my mouth was extremely dry, I was thirsty, and this may be too much information, but my boobs were heavy. They didn't hurt, just heavy. I thought my period was coming. I told myself, "Just go to Walgreens, buy a test, see that it says negative, just to ease your mind." I ended up at Walgreens, bought a test, came home and went straight in the bathroom. Immediately, the test was positive. No ifs, ands, or buts about it; I was pregnant. What did I do? I started to ball my eyes out. Don't get me wrong, Derrick and I knew that this was a possibility. I was a big shock to think that there was a little something starting to grow inside of me.
Here's the worst part of this story. Derrick was in Chicago. He wasn't going to be home until 8pm that night. It was 10:30am. This was something I could not call Derrick about, especially since this Chicago weekend was for a bachelor party. I knew he probably wasn't feeling the greatest that morning and thought it would be best to wait until he returned home. The rest of the day, I laid on the couch and about every 10 minutes I freaked out. Needless to say, when Derrick got home that evening, he still wasn't feeling up to par. I started crying (happy/nervous cry) and told him. He looked like a deer in headlights! It is one of those moments that I will remember forever. He just hugged me for a really long time. The next week was full of nerves, anxiety, and mixed emotions. However, the second week, Derrick became excited, and the thought of becoming a father was sinking in.
Now that we are weeks into me being pregnant, I am over the shock of actually being pregnant, and looking forward to finding out the sex of the baby in August! Derrick is extremely excited and wishes the baby was here now. For me, not so much. I have a lot of preparing to do!
How I've Been Feeling
Here's the good news: I don't throw up. Here's the bad news: Some days I feel like I have a massive hangover. I am starting to get my energy back and the afternoon nausea is not as bad anymore. For about 4 weeks, I wasn't sleeping good, but now I am back to getting better sleep which makes the nausea more bearable. I am still running and working out like normal, which also helps with feeling good. I haven't lost my appetite, and smells don't bother me. I would love nothing more right now, than an ice cold beer or a skinny girl margarita.
Well that's it on the pregnancy scene! I will write more on being pregnant, and hopefully post some pictures as well.
Happy 4th of July!