Timeline of events

09/2008 - Went off birth control
10/2008 - Found out I was pregnant
11/2008 - First doctor appt. HB is 188
1/2009 - Baby looks good, HB 163
2/2009 - It's a BOY! Carter Thomas
3/2009 - HB in the 140-150 range
4/2009 - Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes
5/2009 - Went on the Ellen Show's Mother's Day Special
6/2009 - Carter Thomas W. was born
6/2010 - Carter's first birthday
2/2011 - He's getting so big, someone stop him from growing so fast!
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2nd Trimester

I can't believe it. Today is the start of my second trimester. I'm 1/3 of the way there. I'm still feeling fabulous. I'm going to try and add a poll on my side bar as to what everyone's guess is on the sex. So all three of you can vote, haha!

6 more days until we get to see Poppy!!

Here's what's happening with Poppy this week:

Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)


Monday, December 22, 2008

Bump, Bloat or too many cupcakes?

You be the judge;

4w1d vs. 12w1d

And just for the record, I'm actually sucking in a little on the second photo. I can't believe the difference in the size of my belly! I honestly didn't think it has changed much but when comparing it to my 4w1d picture I see that it has. No wonder my clothes don't fit anymore.

Thursday was the family Christmas party at my grandma's and I got to meet my cousin's baby who is 4 months. He's adorable. My cousin also gave me a bag full (I'm talking giant black garbage bag) of clothes. Then Haley came by last night and brought me yet another bag full of maternity clothes and another one with toys. I have such great friends and family. I honestly don't think I will have to buy any more maternity clothes.

I can't believe how big little Poppy is getting there on the sidebar. I can't wait to see the baby on our next ultrasound (in just 14 days). And I only have 8 days until I'm in my second trimester, YAY! I still feel absolutely wonderful. No sickness or nausea whatsoever. I think I might actually be out of the woods. Well I think that's all for now. I'll leave with some info on Poppy for this week.

As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of baby's systems are fully formed.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Madame Zaritska's reading

Here's what Madame Zaritska is predicting for me:

The day you deliver, outside will be windy. Your baby will arrive at night.

After a labor lasting approximately 6 hours, your child, a girl, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and will be 21-1/2 inches long. This child will have light brown eyes and be completely bald.

I don't mind the six hours labor, that's not bad. But I highly doubt that she will be bald. We'll see!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Almost three months

I just can't believe how fast the time is flying by. On Saturday I'll be 12 weeks. That's three (!) months. Then in a week and a half after that I'll be in my second trimester already. Holy Cow!

Nothing new to report. I'm still feeling great. Supper bloated, but great. I can't believe how bloated I am in the evening after dinner. I look about five months pregnant. And if I push my belly out it's seven months easy! It's amazing. I'm in either my two pairs of fat work pants, workout clothes or maternity clothes pretty much full time now. I can probably fit into a couple of old pairs of pants but that's just uncomfortable. Tomorrow I get to see my cousin Jess who had a baby in August and she's letting me borrow her maternity clothes. Yay!

I still really have a feeling that this baby is a girl. I mean it's to the point that I would be so surprised if the doctor said it was a boy. And when I picture Grant and I with this baby I can only picture a girl. I can't wait to find out what it is.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Not much to update.

There's not much going on. I finally found the cable to upload the pictures from my camera to my computer so I have some stuff to show you! Here we go;

We'll start with the belly picture taken
the day I found I was pregnant, so 4w1d.
As you can see I'm not skinny by any
means. In my defense though, I was
already bloated, hehe. I'll be taking more
pictures once I actually start to show a
baby bump, rather than the dinner bump
I'm showing now.

Here are all the clothes I got on sale
that I mentioned in a previous
post. I still can't believe the great
deals and that they all fit. That was
a great day!

And last but not least, I have made a few purchases for the nursery. So far I'm banking on a girl because that's all I've bought for so far. I decided that if it's a girl the nursery will be pink and brown and I will decorate it with some sheep. I say some because I'm not big on themed nurseries where everything matches so I'll just do pink and brown and through a few sheep in here and there. So here was my first purchase for the nursery.

So that's it for now, I'm still feeling great so I'm happy. I can't believe how fast this is going!

10w6d (?!)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Starting to get baby things

We haven't purchased anything ourselves but we have got things from other people. My mom went shopping at Mervyn's since they have sales because they'll be closing by the end of the month. She wishes so bad that she already knew the sex because they didn't have a lot of gender neutral clothes. But she ended up getting a lot of onesies, a blanket and a little "My first Christmas" kit which included a hat, blanket, onesies, bib and hanger. I have the best mom.
We also went over to a friends last night who have a 6 month old and they gave us a play mat, brand new changing pad, newborn diapers and some maternity pants and capris. They won't be having any other kids so they have no need for it. It was so generous of them. So it looks like I need to start clearing out the closet so I have a place to put all the stuff I'm getting.

I'm still feeling great. Still tired though. Oh and I DID got to the gym this weekend. Not once, but twice. My friend Alexis, who claims that we're naming our girl, if we have one, after her even though I've had that name picked out before I knew her, went with me. She's been in school and she'll be graduating in with a BA here shortly so she hasen't had a lot of time before. She's also getting married to Grant's friend Jack in September so she wants to get in better shape before then. Even though she looks great already. So we went Saturday and Sunday and I plan to go again tomorrow and more this week if possible. I'm pretty proud of myself because as hard as it is to admit, Saturday was the first time I've been to the gym since the wedding. I'm bad!

So that's all that's going on here. I can't believe I still feel great. And I really can't believe that I'm over 10 weeks already. Time really is flying by. And I can't wait until Jan. 5th to see Poppy again.


Friday, December 5, 2008

31 more days!

Ugh! I have to wait 31 more days to see Poppy again?!?! I changed my appointment today. It's now January 5th. Oh well, it will save me a couple of hundred dollars. And plus when we finally do get the ultrasound Poppy will be so much bigger.

I'm still feeling great. People around me are getting pregnant and I love it. I'm not naming names of anyone else yet, but I will when I can.

I love getting on my blog and looking at my little ticker there to the right and seeing how much Poppy has grown. Anyways, that's just about it for now. And Kaci, I'm going to try and scan in that picture this weekend.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Almost ¼ of the way!

On Saturday I'll be 10 weeks. Holly cow, that's ¼ of the way there. I can't believe how fast time is flying. And I still don't feel pregnant. It's so weird that I feel exactly the same.

I found out my cousin Leah is pregnant. She's due July 10th so less than a week behind me. It's her first also. It's great, I can't wait to share this experience with her. I wish she lived closer though, she's about 4 hours away. At least we can update each other via email though.

I added a poll to my Myspace to see what people thought the sex of the baby was and so far it's 50/50. I can't wait to find out. I'm pretty sure there are already some bets going on.

Oh ya, and thanks to Kaci she helped me fix that little problem that I had with Blogger that I mentioned in a previous post. Let's just say that I'm dumb!

Now I will leave you with a little bit of information about Poppy. Here's what's going on in my ute this week.
Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like... well... a baby!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Being pregnant......

is wonderful! I have seriously had the easiest pregnancy so far and believe me I am thanking my lucky stars for that. I feel better now than I did before I was pregnant. I used to get stomach aches all the time. It seems that my stomach is hurting less now. That amazes me to no end. I've always thought I would be the one with horrible morning sickness because I've had a weak stomach my whole life. When I was little whenever my parents took me anywhere (camping, to my grandparents, vacation) I'd throw up. Every time. I was always sick. Then the first few times I got my period I would throw up. I get seasick, carsick, plane sick. Always sick! Well, not anymore. I don't mean to brag I just feel great, and I'm so happy about that.

Thanksgiving was great. We had Christmas at my mom's house since they'll be out of town later this month so I got my huge box of maternity clothes.! They are the most comfortable clothes I've ever worn. And imagine, I actually like ALL the clothes even though we bought them off the rack and I didn't even try them on. Yes I admit it I have started wearing them. I can't help, I'm bloated and I love being comfortable. I took a picture of all the clothes laid out on my bed but it's at home so I'll have to post it later.

I have my next Poppy appointment scheduled for December 22nd but I think I'm going to push it back two weeks to January 5th. My reasoning? That way the money I pay for the bloodwork I have done will go towards next years maximum out of pocket that I pay. And also I may be getting on Grant's insurance too to help cover the costs and if I do that won't be until the first of next year. I really don't want to wait 2 more weeks to see Poppy but it will save me several hundred dollars. Decisions decisions!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Great News

My appointment went great yesterday. We saw little Poppy and it's little beating heart. The heart was beating at 188 bmp which is a little on the high side but the doctor said he wasn't too concerned. It's amazing how much Poppy has grown in the last week and a half. We also got to hear the heartbeat which was amazing.

I've noticed that I've been more hungry lately too. I don't like it. I'm trying not to overeat because I'm only supposed to gain 15-20 pounds according to the doctor since I'm overweight. But I'm just so damn hungry in the mornings.

I still feel great though. Still no sickness or anything. I swear if it wasn't for missing Aunt Flow I would have NO idea I was pregnant.

And to end with the pictures from our ultrasound:

Okay on a side note. My blog posts have been acting weird. When I add a picture it adds the html code instead of the actual picture. Same thing if I bold a word it used all the html code in my post instead of just bolding it. I mean it looks fine if I preview it or post it though. I've also noticed that I don't have as many options at the top as I used to. Anybody know what's going on? It's really annoying. My other blog is normal though. Maybe I have a different setting on this one that I don't know about? Thanks!

8 weeks 4 days

Monday, November 24, 2008

Oh Ya.....

....and I finally merged my two blogs under the same username. I kept this blog separate from my other one at first because I didn't want people to know right away, but all is good now.

Maternity Clothes Galore!

My mom and I went Christmas shopping yesterday and I wanted to just pop into the Old Navy to see if they sell maternity clothes. Oh boy do they sell maternity clothes. They don't have the biggest selection but holy cow they were on sale. I couldn't believe my eyes. There were shorts and capris and shirts for $1.97 each. I quickly grabbed a few items and tried them. My mom was waiting outside but since I figured I could get all four items (two pairs of shorts, a shirt and a pair of capris) for a total of $12.00 I took them to the register. They lady rang them up and it was $6.38 total. Apparently they were just marked down that day to 50% off the clearance price. I was in heaven.

I went outside and told my mom of the great deals so we ran back in and went through the racks one by one and literately picked every piece of clothing that was my size (which oddly enough was most of them) and that I liked. She bought them as an early Christmas present. We ended up with 20 items. It broke down something like this; 10 shirts, 4 pairs of pants, 1 skirt, 1 sweater, 3 pairs of shorts and a dress. Grand total? $64.00! Seriously! I still can't believe it.

And to make the day even better I bought some matching accessories from Fashion Bug using a gift card that I've had in my purse for 2 years. And my mom took me to Red Lobster (yum!). It was a great day!

My cousin is letting me borrow her maternity clothes too which I'm excited about because she has good taste in clothes.

And last but certainly not least, tomorrow I get to see Poppy! Yay! And I'm still feeling great!

8 weeks 2 days

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Is it Tuesday yet?

I'm glad it's Saturday but Tuesday just can't come quick enough. I think I had a dream that my Tuesday appointment was changed from 4:20 pm to 4:00 pm. I say I think I had a dream because I honestly can't remember if it was real or not. I'm assuming it's a dream because I haven't spoke to anyone at the doctor's office that I can recall. I truly believe that pregnancy brain is real....haha!

Today has been a great day so far. I got to sleep in until 10:00 so I'm not as tired as I usually am. Then I got out of bed, watched a quick episode of The Office that we had recorded, then I watched an episode of Grey's Anatomy, then I started cleaning the house. I'm already on my second load of laundry, I cleaned the entire kitchen and picked up the rest of the house. So the only thing I really had to do this weekend is almost done already. Today is good.

I'm still feeling great. A little nausea yesterday but nothing I couldn't handle. So all in all, life is great. Just waiting to see little poppy again. 3 more day!

8 weeks pregnant today!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just waiting

Waiting for my next appointment is exactly 7 days. I can't wait to see Poppy again. My BFF Tonya is going with me to the ultrasound (Grant's pretty sure he'll be able to come also). Tonya is so excited. She has two babies of her own and she won't be having any more. So me being pregnant was great news for her.

I still feel fabulous! Absolutely NO morning sickness or anything. I'm just tired and I'm actually starting to get used to it. It feels so nice now that everyone knows though. I hated living a lie for those three weeks. I still haven't told a lot of my friends. All of the friends that I talk to on a regular basis knows, but the ones that I don't talk to often don't know yet. I'm waiting until closer to Christmas to tell them and everyone else.

Grant and I have come up with names. I've know for at least 10 years what my girl name was going to be. Weird I know. But luckily Grant agrees. Girl name is Alexis Lynn (Alex for short). The boy name was a little harder to come up with. Grant and I just couldn't agree on anything. When we were at his mom's house over the weekend we asked how she came up with the names of her three kids and she told us this;

"Grant I knew because that is your Grandpa's name. Angela I picked because they wouldn't let me leave the hospital without a name so I just picked a name that I liked that wasn't common (at the time). Aimee I came up with when I was reading a magazine in the hospital, there was an article written by Aimee Carter and I really liked that first name and how it was spelling."

So that got me thinking. I really like the name Carter. Grant actually agreed. Neither one of us know a single person with that name and that's what we were looking for. So Carter Thomas is the boy name.

The middle names are passed down from our families. Lynn is my mom's middle name as well as my own middle name (it's also Grant's mom's middle name). Thomas is Grant's middle name as well as his (late) fathers first name. I love the idea of passing down the middle name (even though Lynn is so over used).

So that's what is new. Of course, more updates to come as needed.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Told our parents

Everyone is so happy. On Saturday we drove to my parents house and gave them their "gifts". They were so excited. Then my grandma showed up and we told her and she was thrilled as well.
Then we drove to Grant's mom's house and told her, she was very happy. I also got to tell one of my best friends on Friday night for dinner. Then I told my brother yesterday. He made it clear that he would be borrowing the baby and going to the mall to pick up Then an hour ago I got to tell my co-worker. I love telling people, it's so fun.

I still fill great! Still no sickness, just tired. I can deal with tired. I'm counting down the days to when I get to see poppy again.....8! :o)


Friday, November 14, 2008

Huston, we have a baby!

Yep, last night we saw Poppy. It was the most wonderful thing ever. The appointment took almost an hour and of course they do the ultrasound last. I could hardly pay attention to what the doctor and nurse were telling me because I just wanted that damn ultrasound. First we went over family history, then I put on the paper clothes, then the pelvic (I'm not sure if G enjoyed that too much), then more discussions, then finally we get to meet the doctor in the other room for the ultrasound.

I was surprised because he did an external exam and I was expecting an internal. We saw the gestational sac, the yolk sac and a baby. He couldn't get a good measurement on the baby though (I think it's because it was an external and not an internal) but he measured the sac and that measured at 6w5d which is exactly what I had calculated so that was great. We also couldn't see a heartbeat (again, probably because it was external) but he did pick it up on the dopler at 130 beats per minute. He asked if I wanted to come back in a week or two to see the heartbeat and of course I said yes. So the next appointment is Tuesday the 25th.

We told my mom and step-dad last night. That was so much fun. We wrapped up a onesie that said "what happens at grandma's house, stays at grandma's house" (there were none that said anything about grandpa's so we settled for this one) and a copy of the ultrasound picture and gave it to them. They were so excited. My mom called me at 5:26 am this morning and said that she had trouble sleeping last night.

So the plan is to tell my dad and step-mom tomorrow morning then head up to G's mom's house out of town to tell her. We're doing the same thing with them as far as onsies but G's mom get's a bib that says "I love grandma". It's still so sureal, G and I are so excited and we both had so much fun telling my parent's.
I also told my cousin Jess who is so excited, she just had a baby boy in August so they'll be less then a year apart. Too bad she lives like 3 hours away. :(

But so far G, Poppy and I are all doing good.

6w6d today

Monday, November 10, 2008

Feeling great!

Seriously, if my whole pregnancy I feel like this I would only be so lucky. Friday night I was so exhausted. My friend called me to see if I wanted to go wedding dress shopping with her on Saturday morning and I told her I wasn't feeling well so I wouldn't be going (she doesn't know I'm pregnant yet). Well Saturday I woke up at 8:00 and felt SO freakin' fabulous. I was rested and I had energy, it was so weird. I called her and ended up going with her and 3 other friends to a nearby town and I had so much fun. I'm so glad I went.
Then Sunday I woke up and I was soooooo tired. I felt like I couldn't move. I didn't want to eat or even take a shower. Just the thought of doing something made me so tired. I have honestly never felt like that in my life. I ended up laying in bed until noon. I didn't sleep, I really just laid there. Finally I got enough energy to clean the house. After I was done cleaning and running errands I felt a lot better.
And today, my boobs are hurting a little more than they have been, which I kind of like because I'll pretty much take any symptom I can get at this point. Four more days until my doctors appointment, G and I are so excited.
So far Poppy and I are doing well! We'll keep you updated.


Friday, November 7, 2008


I can't wait to sleep. To be able to sleep in and not have to wake up to an alarm at 5:30 in the morning. That's why I love the weekends! I don't really have any plans either. I have two goals for this weekend; do the laundry (probably 3 loads) and wash the dishes. Yep, then I sleep the rest of the time.

Seriously though, I don't remember what it feels like to be rested. I've been going to bed at 8:30 this whole week. And even after sleeping for 9 hours I wake up tired.

And this bloat is out of control. I barely fit into any of my pants. I actually bought a pair of maternity pants yesterday. I'm not going to start wearing them for a couple of months but they are so cute and I got them at Ross for $13.99. That's cheaper than the cheap pants at WalMart.

Our appointment is next week and we are so excited. I just want to make sure that baby is healthy. Then we get to tell our parents. I can't wait.

That's about it for now. Still no morning sickness but I've heard that doesn't hit until week 6 or 7 for most women so now I'm expecting it anytime. Great!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Feeling even less pregnant today.

I hate this. I just want to see if there is actually a baby in me. I don't know how I will wait another 8 days until the first doctors appointment.

On a good note, G and I went shopping last night because pretty much all my clothes are too tight right now. It's mostly because of the weight I've gained since the wedding. Booo!
But I got two pairs of work pants for a total of $21.00 at Old Navy. Now that is a great deal. They're too big now, I mean I can make them work but I would have bought the next size (or two) down. They'll be perfect when I'm bigger though. Yay for Old Navy deals!

5w4d today!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ugh, this is so hard!

I want to tell everyone that I'm pregnant. I've been emailing my SIL (sister in law) because she is TTC and I want to tell her so bad. I just feel like I can't tell all of my friends until our parents know. My appointment is next Thursday and seriously I can't wait. I have hardly no symptoms still :o( My boobs are a little sore, and I get very mild cramps every once in awhile. I've had a normal appetite though. I hate that I don't know what's going on.

That's pretty much it, there really isn't anything new going on that I haven't already mentioned. Is it next Thursday the 13th yet?!?!

*Today I am 5w3d pregnant according to my LMP (last menstral period)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Still not feeling it

Pregnant that is. I just really don't have any symptoms. I never thought I'd actually want to feel sick. I have some heartburn but that's just about it. I want some nausea or heightened smell or something. I'm sure now that I asked for it I'm going to get it BAD!

My first appoint is in 2 weeks. I think I mentioned before that I'll be 6w4d at that appointment but that was based on me having a 29 day cycle and I've heard that doctors just go by your LMP (last menstrual period)which will actually but me at 6w5d. I'm okay with that because I REALLY want to see the heartbeat that day.

I just noticed I haven't talked about G much. Well he's going to be a great dad. He already rubs my belly and talks to Poppy (when we found out I was pregnant the baby was the size of a poppy seed so it's just stuck). Last night he called the baby Peanut though. I thought that was funny. He ALWAYS asked if me and the baby are okay, it's so cute. Like I said, he is going to be a GREAT dad! So revised due date is July 4th 2009. My birthday is in July also so we'd both be rubies.

So I told my boss (mom) that I had a doctors appointment on the 13th so she knows I need to leave early. I told her I have to get my thyroid checked, which is great because that could explain a repeat appointment too if need be.

So, that's what's going on now. I can't wait until I can feel the baby kick as a reminder that Poppy is still in there. :o)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

WTF Wedesnday!

I not only like the sound of my blog title but I also had a big WTF moment this morning while getting dressed. Yep, NONE of my clothes fit. I am so bloated that I actually look 4-5 months pregnant. Not fun! I think people are going to start getting suspicious just because of my bloated belly.

I honestly don't even feel pregnant. It's so weird because I know that I'm pregnant but when I really stop and think about it it almost feel unreal, like I'm in a dream. When I think about when I saw that second line on the pregnancy test it still gives me an excited feeling like it did when it actually happened. I can't believe I'm pregnant. I'M pregnant!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Are you still there?

I wish I had confirmation that there was in fact a baby in here. I don't know why but I just have a fear of miscarrying. Actually I do know why, it's all the blogs that I read that have brought me to reality. Before reading the blogs I thought that you had sex, got pregnant then had a baby. I know now that's not always the case. I have the first two down, but until I have the baby in my arms there will probably always be a little bit of uneasiness within.

My symptoms have subsided. No cramps today, I'm not having to urinate all.the.time anymore, and no nausea. The only thing is that I'm not really hungry, which is not really normal for me!

Yesterday I made my first doctors appointment. It on November 13th so according to my calculations I should be about 6 weeks 4 days. The problem is that I know there's a chance they won't see the heartbeat. If they don't see the heartbeat then they will schedule another appointment for 1-2 weeks after that. So I've been thinking I could just make the first appointment closer to 8 weeks so I don't have to ask for more time off. But then again I don't want to wait that long. The problem with getting more time off is that I'm not telling my employers* until I'm further along and they'll probably suspect something if I keep asking for time off. My doctor is 45 minutes away from my work so I have to do late appointments and just leave work 2 hours early.

*My employers are my parents and I don't want them knowing just quite yet.

Monday, October 27, 2008

2nd day of pregnancy

Well, second day since I've known I was pregnant that is. I don't know if I mentioned in my last post but when I found out that I was pregnant yesterday I was at 4 weeks and 1 day pregnant. So today is 4 weeks 2 days. I did say in yesterdays post that I was very fatigue, well here's a list of my other symptoms:

~I'm thirsty all the time
~Frequent urination
~A little nausea
~Heaviness down below*

*I don't know what else to call it but it's kind of a mild crampy feeling, well it's just like all the sudden I'm very aware that I have a uterus, like I can feel it. Weird!

That's all for now. Just trying to keep a record about what exactly I'm feeling. I don't feel tired today which is a surprise (although it is only 10:00 am). And it's so weird, I'll be walking around and suddenly remember I'm pregnant. It feels so weird. I love that it's only G and I that know though, Poppy (the name for our unborn child who we're both betting is a girl) is our little secret.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Yay, I'm knocked up, pregnant, with child, there's a bun in the oven. I want to start this blog to track my progress and all the details so I can look back at this later in life. In case I ever get anyone who's interested in reading this here's a background on me:

My husband, we'll call him G, and I met on March 4th, 2006. We had our first date the following day and we hit it off right away. He proposed to me on our first anniversary, March 5th, 2007, and we just got married 4 months ago on June 21st, 2008.

We both wanted to have kids and we weren't getting any younger here (I'm 27, he's 26). I ditched the BCP (birth control pills) in August, but not to start necessarily start trying right away, I just wanted to get regulated since I'd been on the pill for almost 8 years.

Around this point I had been reading a lot of pregnancy and fertility (or really, infertility) blogs and I was introduced to temping. Even though we had talked about not really TTC) trying to conceive until the first part of 2009 I decided to try it anyways to get used to it. I started temping half way through September but my first whole month wasn't until October.

I knew that my cycles were pretty much 28-29 days all the time so I was expecting my period by Saturday (yesterday). So today is cycle day 30 which I figured I could still get my period anytime, and honestly I was expecting it. But I have been extremely tired for the last few days. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I went to bed around 9:00, which is a little early for me (granted I do wake up at 5:30am on weekdays). And ALL day Saturday I literately laid around the house and even took a nap, which is totally not like me at all. Then today I still felt tired and just waiting to take another nap.

I decided to run over to the Dollar Tree to pick up some pregnancy tests before I went grocery shopping. I know, you're thinking Dollar Tree pregnancy tests?!?! But I've read a lot of blogs of women who use those because they're so cheap then if they get a positive they'll go out a get an expensive one. So that's what I did.

I got home and peed in a cup and dropped 4 drops of pee onto the test (weird I know, that's how these are done). I had told G that I was going to take one and he was in his office, in the room next to me. After a few minutes of silence from the bathroom he says "So, are you pregnant?"

At this point I was sitting there staring at a second line on the test. I didn't really know if it was there though I thought that maybe my mind was just making it up so I said back "Can you come here?". He laughed and came into the bathroom and I asked if he saw a second line. He said he did but it was faint. I said that means I'm pregnant. I saw the tears in his eyes, it was so cute. Once I told him that test was from the Dollar Tree he said that may be wrong (even though I peed on the second one I got from there and that was positive too). So we went to Walmart and bought a digital e.p.t. test, went home and peed on that stick. Not even 30 seconds later is said positive. NOW he believes me.

And so you are caught up to date. I really didn't think I was pregnant though. I mean I was in total and utter shock about it (really, I still am). We are both so happy and I just can't believe I got pregnant so soon, I honestly thought it was going to take us awhile. I've already taken a walk, drank plenty of water and started eating healthier. I wanted to loose 30 pounds before I got pregnant but oh well, I'll definitely take what I got.

Now I have to find a doctor! And I have been taking prenatal vitamins for the last few months too. I would love to wait until Christmas to tell everyone but I don't know if that's too long to wait, and I don't even know if I can last that long.