April Showers

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April Showers

Bret and I were married in June, and have been trying to concieve since our wedding night. We thought it would be difficult for us so we wanted to start trying right away. (Two years ago I had to have one of my ovaries and one of my tubes removed because of a cyst that was the size of a volleyball; can you imagine! It was very scary and ever since I have been extremely concerned about my fertility...Bret was by my side every second-as he has been since we were 15 years old! We are 23 now and ready to start a family. I am a teacher and he is a software engineer.)
What a miracle when we found out last week that we had been successful. I think I have taken 6 pregnancy tests since that first one because I just can't believe it! We are 5 weeks tomorrow.
We struggled a lot with trying to figure out when to tell people. It is so hard not to. We are having both sets of parents over for dinner tonight to tell them together. I think we will wait until 8 weeks to tell friends and other family. My biggest fear is m/c, and we pray that the baby will grow strong and healthy in the coming weeks.
My first symptom before I even knew was that my breast were extremely tender. I am getting used to that, but have had a terrible headache off and on this weekend. I have just given up my beloved coffee and diet coke addiction, so that doesn't help either. I know I have to do what's best for my child now, and it will all be worth it. No nausea or morning sickness yet, thank goodness! I am so excited! I look forward to sharing more as we continue on our journey
Katey

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5 weeks 2 days

I scheduled my first appointment with our doctor for Sept. 6. I will be 7 weeks and 1 day and I really hope that we get to hear a heartbeat, although I have heard that is early. At how many weeks did any of you hear a heartbeat?
Our news went over really well with both of our parent sets. They will both be new grandparents, so it is so exciting! My MIL immediately started talking about strollers and cribs. She is great! My mother looked like she was going to cry, and I think she we just in shock. She knows how much I wanted this to happen, and she too was always there for me doing my surgery two years ago. We have a great support system. What a blessing.
I took my first belly shot at 5 weeks. I have already gained weight, and I feel really good. I am tired, but I am not sick. I hope it stays that way.
Katey

Joined: 08/18/05
Posts: 8

5 weeks 3 days

I have been browsing this site for the last couple of days like a crazy person. I feel like I want to know everything there is to know about pregnancy, especially in the first few months. Time has gone by extremely slow since we found out last Thursday, and I'm hoping that the whole pregnancy goes a little faster than this. I am not good at waiting for anything!
I am feeling a little nausea today. I am just taking it easy and enjoying my last couple days of summer vacation before school starts next week. I am worried about stress and fatigue and the toll that can take on my body once I am working full time again. I'm hoping I can get back into the routine fairly easily. I have not told anyone at work yet, and I think we will wait until the end of the first trimester to do so. Vacation this weekend at Bassetfeast in Milwaukee (we have two bassets, Chester and Gracie) so I will write agian when we get back.
Katey

Joined: 08/18/05
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7 weeks

Every week that passes I feel like we have reached a milestone. We sit down and read the next chapter of our week by week pregnancy book and we take belly pictures. It gives me a reason to look forward to Mondays!
I'm feeling pretty good most of the time. I have nausea and I burp ALL THE TIME! but I have not thrown anything up. I've notice that I have less of an appetite- I used to be able to eat huge amounts of food, and now I can only stomach a few bites at a time and things I used to love to eat aren't that great anymore.
We have our first dr. visit tomorrow. After we go and find out all is well, we plan on sharing our news with extended family members. It has been so hard to keep the news a secret! Our doctor is the same doctor that delivered my husband, and my MIL works at the same office. News will spread fast when we go there and all the staff sees us. I just wanted to know everything is ok before we told more people. I'm sure it will be only good news. I sure feel pregnant!
We went maternity clothes shopping yesterday, and my husband was so great. He help me hang up clothes and pick out a dress for his brother's wedding next month. It was so much fun!
Katey