Thursday, March 31, 2011

So nervous!

So Nick and I have agreed to go ahead and tell our parents early.  For several reasons.  The first, I have to wait 72 hours from today to get a referral to an off base OB.  By the time I get that referral and an appointment set up it will probably be after Mother's Day.  I will still send them sonogram pictures though, but it won't be as big of a surprise.  But the main reason is I just can't stand not telling my mom.  I tell her everything.  I'm really looking forward to calling her tonight, but I am SO nervous!  I don't know why.  I have little butterflies in my stomach.

But I'm happy! Very happy!  This will be my parent's third grandchild and my Mother-in-law's first!  I'm really looking forward to sharing this experience with them!  I still pray and pray that I keep this pregnancy and I don't become one of the statistics.  And by telling my parents I can have even more prayers that this is a healthy pregnancy!

Ok.  Now to call the parents. :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

And so it begins...

For the past week or so I have been feeling great! No symptoms at all to make me think I was pregnant.  Then along came today and...BAM! It started with this crazy, wacky appetite!  I ate so much for lunch, it seemed like I hadn't eaten in a week.  And I ate it so fast!  Now this evening, I feel like I have gained 10 pounds of just water weight.  Crazy bloating.  I am thankful, though.  It could be worse.  I could be having major morning sickness.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not thinking I'm never going to get that.  It's still so early.  But is it bad of me to look forward to it?  I feel like it will make it a little more real. I know I will be regretting even saying that in a couple weeks. :)

I never did get a call back from the clinic yesterday.  I'd really like to get confirmation of this pregnancy so I can make a referral off base and get this ball rolling.  I've been doing a little research online and talking to some other women due the same month as me (HI Dec.11 Mommas!) and the usual first ultrasound is done around 8 weeks.  That would give me a month to get an appointment.  I guess I need to call them tomorrow and do it myself. hmm

Other than the bloating and increased appetite, I haven't been sleeping very well the last two nights.  So I will probably go to bed now and hope I fall asleep soon! (Baby dreams aren't really helping much at this point!)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I couldn't believe my eyes! I know I saw two pink lines yesterday, but wow.  I took the digital test this morning and I fell in love immediately!  It said, "Pregnant"!!! Seeing the actual word made it seem so much more real.  I am completely head over heels for this little ball of cells that will be my baby! Such an amazing feeling!

I want to tell my mom so bad! I keep thinking about it all day.  I'm going to hold out though.  I'm wanting to have an ultrasound first and possibly frame it and give it to my mom and my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.  It's only a little over a month away! I think I can do it...I hope I can do it!  After that I will give this website to them both to read. So Mom, I'm sorry I didn't tell you earlier! I just don't want anything bad to happen...

Anyway,  I have a little signature ticker I use on an online pregnancy forum that uses food to describe the size of your baby during pregnancy.  This week, and next week (weeks 3 and 4), the baby is the size of a poppyseed! I have a little poppyseed growing inside me! Amazing!

I went to the base clinic today to verify the pregnancy-had to pee in a cup. I would much rather have given blood, so I could possibly follow up with more blood next week to see if the hcg in my body is increasing like it should.  But this works too, I guess.  I'm waiting for the lab's call back.  So that way I can go ahead and get a referral off base with an OBGYN.  I've heard from several different people that the OBs around here are not taking any new patients, and I might have to drive an hour and 45 minutes to the closest city for a doctor. I'm really hoping that's not the case.

I'm trying to tell myself to just take it one day at a time, and enjoy every minute, because I've been told pregnancy flies by and before you know it your baby is 1!

Monday, March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011

I will forever remember this day, the day I saw two little pink lines.  I am so excited for the changes that will be happening.  I know it is still so incredibly early, but I can't help but be excited!  I have a little over 2 months until I'm out of the danger zone of miscarriages and chemical pregnancies.

I'm testing with a digital pregnancy test tomorrow morning to double check.  I'll post again tomorrow and hopefully I'll be attaching a picture!