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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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.