Saturday, March 25, 2006

Joining the ranks

Well, apparently I've officially joined the ranks of soon to be moms. Dan and I had actually been trying to get pregnant around Aug./Sept/Oct. so we would have a baby over the summer while I'm on summer break. However, that obviously didn't happen and we stopped trying. I was thinking about trying again in late February, but Dan's job sent him down to Texas and as we all know, it does takes two. I did however end up visiting him in early march, which I thought was too late to try, if you know what I mean. Well, apparently I don't actually have a clue how to calculate these things. So, unbeknownst to myself, I didn't leave Texas alone, in fact I won't be alone again for 9 more months. Nine days passed after returning from Texas and my "friend" didn't show, which is about the time I started to suspect something wasn't quite right. Took me long enough I guess. I took a pregnancy test...nothing. So I waited 2 days and took another, still negative. At this point I'm starting to get worried that there may actually be something wrong with me. So the next morning I decided I'd try again and if the test was still negative I would freak out and go to the doctors. Well, this time it was positive and I freaked out (in a very good ecstatic way) and went to the doctors. As of today I am officially in my sixth week and the "baby" (even though it hasn't officially earned that title yet) + yolk is supposedly the size of an M&M, I love how they always compare developing fetuses to food. Right now I feeling really good, which I'm grateful for. I actually still have energy, I'm only slightly nauseous if I don't have food in my stomach, and there are many moments when I don't really feel pregnant. I have another doctor’s appointment on April 19th so I'll be able to put the baby’s first pictures up after that. But I probably won't write again until then. I want to thank Kelly Hobbs for the idea of creating this blogg (I know Melissa did it first, but..). I enjoy being able to get updates on Shawn and Kelly’s pregnancy (and now baby pictures and video) even when I'm running around too crazy to catch up with them and hope this site works the same way for my friends. So, let the journey begin.