Change Is Good

I had a lovely evening at my brother’s house on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, I helped my SIL Anne Marie prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

Sometime in the early afternoon, I went to the bathroom and realized that I had spotted. I thought that I had finally started my period or had a miscarriage and I felt absolutely devastated. I couldn’t help but cry. My husband held me tight and comforted me and told me everything would be all right.

The next day, after spending a second night sleeping overnight at my brother’s house, I became a little depressed. Still thinking I had started my period, I had a few drinks with Anne and a little later in the evening, the 4 of us drank two very expensive bottles of champagne.

We ended up staying overnight at Zach’s till Monday. By then, I realized that what I had experienced was not my period or a miscarriage… It was implantation bleeding.

Early Monday morning, we packed up and left my brother’s house to go to Danny’s follow-up interview in Billerica, MA where he would meet the boss and sign the contract. They told him that he would start work the following week. What a relief! We were both so happy about his new job.

From there, we drove to Options For Women. To our surprise, it was located three buildings down from the church we got married in. That was a pleasant surprise. I suddenly felt more confident again. The woman at the front desk was very sweet and we soon realized that OFW was actually a Christian organization. That made me feel even better.

The pregnancy tests they offered were a little different than what I was used to. You used a little dropper and placed 4 small drops onto the test instead of peeing on a stick. We were actually able to perform the test ourselves, making it a very hands-on experience that we’ll never forget.

I was too afraid to look at the test, so I nervously talked to the woman, as Danny kept his eyes glued to the test. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the expression on his face change and his whole face lit up. He told me to look at the test and bravely, I obeyed. “It’s positive!” he exclaimed! I looked down and there it was… 2 bold pink lines. The woman agreed happily and announced, “You’re pregnant! How do you feel?” I was so happy I could barely talk. I knew I would remember November 27th for a very long time.

She took us into another room and asked us some more questions, to make sure we knew what what going on and what we had gotten ourselves into. She gave us several booklets and showed us how big the baby was, and told us that our due date was July 19th, 2007. It was all so surreal!

As we walked out the door and headed for our car, neither Danny nor I could wipe the smiles off our faces. I don’t think either of us had ever been that happy before! We immediately drove to his parent’s house to tell them the good news. They were both so happy for us. I haven’t been able to function ever since.

It’s now January 2nd, 2007 and I have been visibly showing for almost 2 weeks now. My belly button has moved up 2 inches and none of my pants fit me. I am now 11 weeks pregnant and my actual due date is July 22nd. The baby is about 2 inches long and weighs about half an ounce. The baby is about the size of an apricot and looks similar to the fetus in the picture to the right. Isn’t it so cute and tiny?!

I’ve told almost all of Danny’s family and relatives, my best friend Jaclyn and her boyfriend Elijah, as well as my friend Cindi and my chiropractor. I also told Zach and Anne a few days before Christmas when we went to visit them again. So far, everyone we’ve told has been really happy for us.

I haven’t told my mom yet and I don’t want to. I’ve had nightmares about telling her ever since I found out I was indeed pregnant. I keep joking that I’ll let the baby tell her…

I’m now coming out the other end of the morning sickness phase, seeing as how I am almost to my second trimester. My morning sickness was never really bad, but there were days I couldn’t get out of bed. Luckily, I never actually vomited. I just felt like it and threatened it for like 4 weeks!

I’ve gained about 8 pounds so far, my I know most of it is water weight and from all the food I’ve been eating! I normally have a 27 inch waist and 30 inch hips and I now measure 34 inches around the middle. At first, I just looked bloated. Now, I actually look pregnant. It’s so neat and I love it!

So yeah… I’m pregnant! What do you think about that?

7 Replies to “Change Is Good”

  1. That is fantastic news – I am SO happy for you and your hubby!!!!

    It’s wonderful to see someone who is ecstatic and excited and all that about welcoming a child to their family and home. Take it from me, even though there are downs the ups far outweigh anything else – especially those ups that happen at the most odd and unexpected times.

    Congratulations! You should chronicle your preggerventures online. Let’s see that bellybutton! 😉

  2. CONGRATULATIONS! :biggrin:

    That is the best news…I am so happy for you and Dan! YEAH!

    The first trimester is always the hardest. Glad to hear you are coming to the end of morning sickness. A baby is such a blessing. I am so happy your dream of having a child has come true. I wish you all the best on your journey towards motherhood. I can’t wait to hear more about it!

  3. Finally! I was going crazy having to keep the news quiet! You are in the for the most wonderful, crazy, happy time of your lives. When my Emily was born 7 years ago, I came to experience a love that I never thought possible. All I can say is…..God is SO good! I am SO happy for you! Love you! :wub:

  4. Bout time you got to the good part!! :tongue: That’s awesome news!

    Morning sickness always kicked my a$$ – so I’m glad it wasn’t so harsh on you. Both my girls were born in July (July 6th & 18th) and I always liked having them when it was so warm since I didn’t have to worry so much about bundling them up, although…until you have the baby, the heat might have you re-treating to air conditioning! Anyway, I’m thrilled for you! I wonder if the baby will have a fashion blog of his/her own? How cute would that be?! hehe

  5. :w00t: that is so awesome!! Congrats I know how much this means to you. ahh say good bye to the puter LOL… and sleep;) and the hips ROLF… or hello to them *grin* I am so happy for you this is fantastic.. may i suggest… when i was nine months pregnant my sis took a pic of me then when the baby was born we took pics of them and put them in the background i’ll post the pic sometime so you can see. Anyway it is a pic i cherish.. just a thought.

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