The past two months have been an absolute test of my patience and convincing myself that I’m actually good at keeping a secret! I thought about using yesterday as the perfect forum, but alas time got in the way, and in a way I’m sort of glad that I didn’t because there are so many wonderful mothers who deserve yesterday’s spotlight this year! So if you’ve been a polite reader and haven’t scrolled ahead… Mr.DJW and I are THRILLED to announce that we are expecting our lil’ one around Thanksgiving time 2012!
I have to write this down before I forget this amazing moment of realizing that we’re pregnant! (March 9, 2012)
I’ve never felt this kind of anxiety, excitement, joy, fear, love of my belly EVER! By the time you guys will be reading this I will most likely and hopefully be about 13 weeks along.
Written March 9, 2012 Evening:
This morning I took a Wondfo test that had come with my Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor on a whim. Let’s be honest, I’ve been taking dollar store tests for the last few days! All with BFNs. So I wasn’t shocked when I looked at the test this am and saw another BFN. It happened to be a morning that Mr.Dubs and I were getting ready together and I reluctantly told him we weren’t pregnant. Later, right before I left for work, I went to show him the BFN… only to be surprised by a faint pink line on the test line. I heard stories about false positives and evap lines (it had been 15 minutes or so when I saw the faint line), so I jokingly showed Mr.Dubs asking him if I was imagining things. He said no, because he saw something too! We both laughed it off, saying that there’s still hope, and went to work.
Of course I spent any free time I had at work researching faint lines on preggo tests, only to be inundated by the busiest afternoon I’ve had at work in a few weeks. I didn’t have time to think about that faint line.
I got home around 6 today and told myself that I wouldn’t test again until tomorrow when my period was due. But, then I remembered reading about using OPKs as a pre-pregnancy test and I had 20 or so of them left from my first TTC purchase. On a whim, since I had to pee anyway, I decided to use the OPK. LO AND BEHOLD TWO LINES! I started getting excited, but didn’t want to get my hopes up. So I grabbed another test, OMG TWO LINES AGAIN!
At that point, I ran to the dressing room where I had stashed a digital test for if my period was late. I dipped it in the same test cup and waited an agonizing five minutes, staring back and forth between the two OPK strips and the timer and the digital test.
The minute I saw “PREGNANT” pop up on the screen, I screamed! My poor dogs were so frightened by mommy! LOL. Mr.Dubs wasn’t due home for another hour… so I cried, laughed, and told our furbabies ‘we’re going to have a baby’ over and over again!
I quicky printed out a sheet of paper “Soon to be the world’s greatest daddy!” And left that and the test on Mr.Dubs’ dresser, because that’s where he goes to change right after work.
He called a lil bit ago that he was on his way and I was able to keep my cool. Now I’m feverishly typing this post from my phone so I don’t miss any of these feelings, thoughts in the future.
I’m scared shitless, but SO SO SO HAPPY! I said a quick prayer and can’t thank God enough for blessing us with this opportunity to be parents.
So I guess it’s true what they say, THIRD time’s a charm!
Needless to say, I have a TON of posts lined up for the next couple of weeks, that I’ll be posting until I’m caught up real time in my pregnancy journey.
Until then… thanks for reading lovaaahs and hoaaas, I’m so excited to share this next chapter of our life with you!