Hmm...So I'm starting this journal just a 'leeeedle' bit late. I am officially 18 weeks pregnant today! So happy birthday baby! Or not really birthday because you haven't been born yet, but happy conception day or something like that
So you're probably wondering? Why are you starting now? I DON'T KNOW! Don't ask a pregnant woman why she does anything! Because I feel like starting one now and I didn't feel like starting one before!! Grr. Don't get on my bad side :twisted:
ANYWAYS... thinking about it, maybe I didn't start before because I just wasn't feeling good. So I'll go to the beginning of the story....
My husband and I met at University of South Florida. We were both involved in an organization on campus. He was the band's drummer, and I joined the band to sing and WAH LAH it was love. We dated for 2 &1/2 yrs and then we were engaged for 10 months and then we got married on May 11th 2002.
We had been planning on starting our family NEXT year, and I knew it could take awhile to re-regulate your body once coming off BC pills, so I stopped them in January of this yr (2004) and we were just being careful, and not BDing around that "you could get pregnant" time. SO...the month of May came around, and I'm checking the calendar to see what days we "weren't allowed" to do it, and our anniversary was scratched out. So I'm thinking...forget that!! We had a good old time that night, and just thought to ourselves...just one time won't hurt. Well to all you unmarried teens who want to have sex at a party! One time does the trick just fine!!!
Right around the time AF was due, I started getting really sleepy all the time and then I'd have to wake up in the middle of the night to eat. I just attributed it to stress. Then we went to the beach that weekend, and when we got home, I puked. So I'm thinking....do I have sun poisoning? Then I started having to pee a LOT! Do I have a UTI? Then AF was late!!! I was feeling crampy, so everytime I went to the bathroom....where is it? Did I leave a tampon in last month or something? Is it clogged up? It took me a while (2 weeks actually!) to realize I might have something else going on. So I bought a pregnancy test and took it! And it was positive! AAGGH! What did I do? I was so scared DH was going to be upset, that I waited until we got in bed that night and turned off all the lights because I didn't want to see his face if he was angry. "Umm..Nick?" "Yeah, Amy?" "I'm pregnant." Here I am waiting for the explosion. "REALLY?!?! How do you know? REALLY!?!" He was like a little kid all excited. What a relief.
THe next day was Sunday and we went and bought another HPT to make sure. Positive. I saved it for the baby book. We told his parents who were super excited, and Nick's brother and wife. She was pretty upset because (I didn't know at the time) but they had been TTC for awhile. It's all good though, because 2 months later, they finally did and she is due 2 months after me! YAY for cousins!
Then we went to tell my parents and grandparents and siblings. Of course they all started crying and freaking out because this is the 1st on my side. First grandkid. First niece or nephew. First great-grandkid. My mom is already thinking of what she wants the baby to call her. My dad wants to be called "pappy" Silly boy
Geeze...this story is getting long. Let me finish in the next post..