We’re gonna have a baby! We’re pregnant!!!
So here’s the story…I was expecting my period soon, and had been taking a cheap pregnancy test every morning just in case, since we had been trying to get pregnant. The test had a faint line on it, but it wasn’t solidly positive. I assumed it was just too faint to really tell, and thought I would pick up a digital test that afternoon since we were planning on running errands.
Off to Lowe’s and HEB to return and pick up a few things, and I couldn’t get the test off of my mind. We went ahead and purchased a few of the MUCH more expensive, but digital tests that do not leave line interpretation to the imagination. We checked out, headed home, and I went ahead and took the test. I was only 12 DPO, so did not expect to get a result without FMU. I took it, completely expecting it to come back negative, and Aaron and I were just talking in the bathroom about silly things. The test had a little loading sign that would last for a few minutes, according to the instructions, so I wasn’t sitting there waiting for it to change over.
We were just talking, and I glanced down at the counter, which was displaying a POSITIVE pregnancy test! I just looked at Aaron and we hugged. It was a wonderful moment – I’m so happy that we get to expand our little family.
I’m shocked I didn’t cry. The pregnancy so far has been somewhat of a struggle. The beginning was made difficult by extreme fatigue. All I would do is sleep. I went from being a person that slept 6-7 hours a night to somebody that was sleeping 10+ hours a night and taking naps during the day when I could. I’ve never been so tired so consistently in my life. Aaron was so sweet and made sure I had everything I needed so I could rest. He really is the best husband in the entire world.
I called the doctor and set up an appointment the following Monday (we found out on a Saturday), and I just went in for my first ultrasound this past Thursday. It was a really neat experience. Baby B doesn’t look very much like a baby yet, but I was blown away by the fact that we got to see him/her in 3D. I was not expecting that!
I think the most surreal part of it all was seeing and hearing the heartbeat for the first time. I was 7 weeks and 3 days on the day of the appointment, and tried not to do too much research about what I would and wouldn’t see. I wanted to be a little bit surprised. I think that’s the part that got to Aaron the most – he reached out and held my hand when we got to see the heartbeat, and that was so cool. I loved him in a whole new way in that moment.
Medically, the doctor said everything looks great. The heartbeat was strong, the size was right on target, and everything looked good. She started me on baby aspirin because of my MTHFR mutation, and said she would be sending me to a genetic specialist for the duration of my pregnancy in addition to her care. We are so happy to be welcoming a new life into our family, and can’t wait to meet Baby B.
Follow our journey! We recently ordered a Sneak Peek gender test, and are talking all about it here!