I'm very excited to be on this board for the 1st time!! I got a positive on my pregnancy test this morning and can't even begin to tell you my excitement...
I should tell you that I haven't visited this site in over 2 years because I had given up the hope if getting pregnant. I was extremly overweight and my doctor said there was no way I could get pregnant. Well, that was it for me - just forget it! So, I sulked for 6 months and decided to have the Gastric Lap Band Surgery. I was scheduled for November 06 and it got rescheduled for January 07... But when January came around I chickened out and decided to try losing weight on my own. The middle of January 2007, my husband and I joined Jenny Craig. We've both been doing very well... As of last night, I've lost 83 lbs. and my husband has lost 74 lbs. Needless to say, it's not easy - but doing it together really helps!!
Anyway, a couple of months ago, I noticed something weird around the middle of the month... I had this strange discharge that I had never had before. I started thinking, wow - could I be ovulating? I had never ovulated before and I had done all of the tests and temp tracking before. So, I just didn't think anything about it. Then the next month it happened again. Huh? I really started to wonder. Well, in July we went on a fabulous trip to Cancun that I had earned for free for my husband and I through the company that I am a consultant for. We had a great time and he even joked that maybe we could bring home an extra souvenier from Mexico (at this point I hadn't even told him that I thought I my body was changing and I might have been ovulating in the previous months). So, we got home and the next day, there was that discharge again... Well, this month the timing was right, we were still on vacation )
So since then of course I was thinking wow, maybe we can finally get pregnant, but I didn't think that I was already. So I've been waiting for my period to come and nothing... well, ok - I still have a pregnancy test leftover from a couple of years ago so I decide to try it last Friday. Negative!!! Now, In the span of a week, I found out 3 of my friends were pregnant and I finally lost it talking to my BF on Monday (who is by the way pregnant with her 2nd). She was telling me that 2 other girls were pregnant and she herself and I said of course - everyone gets pregnant but me! I was really frustrated but felt I didn't have a right to be because I had previously given up. Ok, so Tuesday when I was talking to her I apoligized for losing it and reminded her that while it is not in the cards for me, I couldn't be happier for her. So, I tell her that I am so tired, still haven't gotten my period, but I got the negative result last Thursday. She says do it again. I didn't really want to because I don't want the let down again. But I buy another test on Tuesday night. I don't do it Wednesday morning because I am scared to see yet another negative.
So, this morning I wake up - hadn't went to the bathroom all night so I thought this would be a pretty good time to try. I took the test and took my dogs out to do their thing, came back and I had 2 lines. Of course I cried and I am crying right now as I am writing this. So, officially - you all are the first to know...
Here's where I need your help... I want to come up with a really fun way to tell my husband (I should tell you that we are both in our late 30's and had really resolved ourselves to believing that we weren't going to have children)... I am going to tell him tonight and in person (I'm dying to tell him over the phone, but I want it to be in person). Anyway, we are going out to dinner and shopping tonight. Anyone have a suggestion?
Thank you in advance and sorry for such a long post. I'll get all the lingo and abbreviations down, I promise!!
Congratulations on both the weightloss and the pregnancy!! Exciting times! I hope it's ok that I'm posting in your journal! The first idea I thought of to tell your hubby was at dinner tonight, could you perhaps have the waiter deliver a pair of baby booties to your table? He/She could set them down in front of DH and walk away - by then I'm sure you'd be crying and he'd probably figure it out. Just an idea! What ever you decide I'm sure it will be amazing and so special!