Can I do this announcement like Ron Burgundy?
"I have urgent and important breaking news......I'm pregnant!"
Now I know those that are on my Instagram and Facebook have already seen this announcement, but I thought I'd be an awful blogger if I didn't share it on here too.
Just as a little backstory, now that Sean was retired (medically) from the Army, we both had jobs and we had a house, I thought (and Sean agreed) that it was time we started trying for a baby. Imagine our surprise when I got pregnant the very first month we tried. We were NOT expecting that at all. Why I don't know. I always had in my mind that getting pregnant was going to be very difficult for me, so I was shocked when I started having odd symptoms. In fact, I told Sean that "either something was really wrong with me or I was pregnant." Thankfully, I was just pregnant. I figured it out pretty early on, I'm guessing about four weeks into it and had very few symptoms. I foolishly thought that I would get away with having no morning sickness. HA! In the fifth week the all day nausea started and didn't really let up until about the 9th week. Then it was afternoon and evening nausea, which was equally as sucky. Other than nausea/vomiting (thank God for Zofran) some dizzy spells and few other minor symptoms, I've been feeling great. The nausea is finally tapering off at about 12 weeks and I hope it stays that way. Apparently of all the people I know, my mother is the only other one who has experienced nausea like I have. Thanks Mom! I appreciate that being passed down to me.
In the beginning Sean and I only told our parents and a few close friends. Then I told my boss and coworkers, because it was quite obvious I was going to have to when I was running to the bathroom to vomit at work. We waited to tell our extended families, friends and the social media world until Thanksgiving and the few days after that. To say people are excited are putting it mildly. I've had so many awesome comments from friends and family and I love people are so excited that Sean and I are adding to our family.
(This is our photo for our official Facebook announcement. Sean is an OU fan and I graduated from OSU and this Saturday is Bedlam. Hence the theme.)
I've actually had two ultrasounds already, as my doctor does ultrasounds at every appointment, which I like, because I like being able to see the baby and it's progress every time I go in. I had an ultrasound at what I thought was my 8 week appointment, but the baby was measuring closer to 6 weeks, 5 days. I still heard a very strong heartbeat at that time (144) and the last time I went in for an ultrasound at 11 weeks, 1 day, I heard and saw the heartbeat and the got to see the baby move around. The baby was putting on a show, kicking it's feet and squirming all around. In fact, it was moving so much the doctor didn't get a super clear picture because it wouldn't hold still. Last time the heartbeat was 163.
Honestly, it kind of freaks me out when I go to the ultrasounds, because although I'm so excited to see the baby, it seems very odd that there is something growing inside me that I can't even feel moving. I know that will change in the coming weeks, but it's just a very surreal feeling for me.
The most exciting thing is that the doctor said at our next appointment, which is just two days before Christmas, that if the baby cooperates, we can find out the gender! I'm so so excited! I don't have a feeling either way or what I think it is. Sean thinks it's a girl, but if I'm guessing, I'd say boy.