So here I am at 16DPO. I have:
- * high temps
* no spotting whatsoever
* tenderness in my lower abdomen
* I have to pee A LOT
* my nipples are looking wider & darker & are very tender
* my bb's are getting more sore as time goes on
* and I've had 2 BFP HPT's - one on 13 DPO, and one on 14 DPO
Ryan was with me when I tested both times, and of course it didn't even take me 5 minutes to call my mom up to tell her. I told Jim & Glenn, my 2 brothers, yesterday (what a wonderful Valentine's present!) and my mom told my step dad over Valentine's dinner. 3 women at work know, and one of my good friends. Yeah, I haven't been doing a very good job at keeping this a secret, BUT I'm going to try to keep my mouth shut now at least until we hear the heart beat. I'm just soooo excited!
Mom, Ryan & I all figure that this is going to be a boy. Jim wanted to name it if it's a girl, but I told him that we already have names picked out. I suppose there's a chance that we could change our minds between now & then, but here are our first & second choices:
Boy: Arland Mitchell or Seth Harrison
Girl: Evelynn Jade or Emily Katherine
So of course now mom refers to it as "Baby Arland"...
I can't wait until we get through these next few weeks! In two weeks from now the heart should start beating, and in another couple weeks we should be able to hear it in an ultrasound - and that's when I will feel more secure that this is really going to happen for us.
I called my Dr's office a couple days ago & they told me that she will be in today in the afternoon/early evening. SO, guess where I'll be heading! :bigwink:
There is also a Midwifery clinic near my house. I'm thinking of asking my doc's opinion on the subject, & maybe going in for a consult. I'm not sure whether I feel comfortable yet with the idea of using a midwife rather than an OB, but there are some definite positives in it.