pregnant!

[03.10.09]

I took at at home pregnancy test March 3rd (actually, 10 home pregnancy test...all showed up positive in less than a minute!). I had a blood test done March 5th to confirm my pregnancy. My first ultrasound/obgyn appointment is March 25th at 9:15. I have so many different emotions going through my head right now it's hard to even sit down and concentrate long enough to write this entry!

About me:
I'm a 20 year old nursing student. My boyfriend and I have been "officially" dating for a year and half. We've been best friends for 7. He's my other half. Our pregnancy was not completely planned. I have been told for years that because of the position of my uterus it will probably take me at least 2 years of actively trying to conceive before I get pregnant and his mom had 3 miscarriages (2 m/c and 1 stillbrith). With all the odds against us, I got off bc 6 months ago, we used condoms until 1 1/2 months ago..and now i'm pregnant. WOW what a shock! Never in a million years did I think we would become pregnant THIS fast. We were trying to get pregnant by the time I graduate from nursing school a little less than 2 years away. Still in shock but absolutely thrilled to be expecting. It's the answer to all of our prayers. I'm approximately 5w5d pregnant and my EDD is 11.05.09

We have decided not to tell our family and friends until after our first ultrasound. We want to make sure everything is going well with the baby before we share our big news with the world. So far I haven't really experienced morning sickness *yet..at least!*. I have extremely sore breast and suffer from extreme exhaustion. I have slight cramps every now & then. I feel pressure/bloating. I've had no spotting or bleeding what so ever or any kind of pain. My tummy just "feels different". I'm not sure how to put it into words really. The fact that I have not had morning sickness is what has me worried. All the pregnancy books I've read said that morning sickness is a sign of a health pregnancy. I'm extremely worried as we have already fell in love with this child. I suppose I would feel better if others have had similar symptoms as me and gone on to have a healthy pregnancy. All i can do at this point is take my prenatals, eat healthy, take it easy, and pray everything is ok until I go in for my ultrasound. Keepin my fingers crossed, Ashlyn