My name is Erin and I just found out I was pregnant this week. I am currently 4 weeks 2 days. Fred(my husband) and I have been trying for a few months now and just when I was starting to get worried that something may be wrong I got a Big Fat Positive. Fred and I have been married for a year and a half. We are both very excited about becoming parents for the first time. Of course both of us are also nervous. But thats normal right ?
We have not told anyone yet. I think we are going to tell my mom this evening. I am kind of nervous to tell people because you never know what is going to happen. But I know I would want their support if something was to happen. This will be the first grandchild for my mom and for Fred's parents. Fred's mom has been wanting a grandchild for a while, where my mom is more laid back about it. I think it's going to make her feel old. haha.
When I took the test and it was positive I was stunned. I really wanted to tell Fred in a special way but all I could think of was "here" and handed him the test. I think he is going to be a great father and I can't wait to see him hold our child for the first time. Since Wednesday I have taken 4 pregnancy tests. I am sure crazy ol me will still take some more too. I waited along time to see two line and the word PREGNANT, so I am going to take advantage of it. Plus I still don't feel pregnant so it gives me piece of mind. I think today I felt alittle sick to my stomach but it could be because I was just hungry.
I made my first appointment to see the doctor on Feb. 13th. I can't wait. I also went to the bookstore yesterday and got a week by week pregnancy book.
So I went and told my mom and stepdad. It went very well and of course my mom made me cry because she cried. Needless to say she is very happy and excited. I asked her what she was doing in September, I thought it was a funny way. She said she was very proud us.
Then we went and told Fred's parents. Oh my gosh his mom was funny, she jumped up and down. His dad was also very excited. She said she can't wait to go buy stuff.
Then since I had to work this weekend, Fred went to tell all of his grandparents and brother and some of our friends today. Everyone has been really excited for us.
I feel very nervous now that a lot more people know because what if something happens and blah blah blah. Plus I still don't feel pregnant. I have had some weird cramp like feelings today and I am more moody than normal. So now of course all the people that now know will tell people and so on. I just feel very overwhelmed by all this. I feel like it is a lot of pressure. So now it is just a matter before everyone knows. Which is fine with me it just makes me nervous. I just feel like I don't have any control over this right now.
Fred has been wonderful though. He has been asking me if I feel ok and if I need anything. I hope this last the whole pregnancy.
So everything seems to be going fine. I have been having some cramping on and off, which I looked up and read was normal. It said it was the uterus and ligaments stretching. So that makes me feel better but I am still nervous. I haven't felt sick but more like not really anything sounding good to me. I have been drinking milk like crazy though. It's what sounds good to me. I still plan on working out at least 3 days a week like I do now through the whole pregnancy if possible. I have just been going alittle slower and drinking plenty of water.
I really want to enjoy being pregnant, if I could just get over being so scared of the unknown. I know it is in Gods hands now and I am comforted by that. All I can do is keep myself healthy physically and emotionally and things will work out for the best.
My bbs are a little sore today, especially the nips. I really noticed it this morning when I was working out. Still having some cramping but no big deal. Nothing else yet. I was looking at maternity clothes today at the store and I can't imagine what I will look like then. I can't wait.
I took yet another pregnancy test yesterday just to see what it looks like and boy was it positive. That just makes me feel better since I am not having too many other symptoms. I have been peeing lots and the cramping is not quite as bad as last week. I have been feeling just a tad sick first thing in the morning, then I eat a little something and feel better. Don't know if thats pregnancy or just hunger.
So we are going to tell my dad and stepmom this weekend. We are going to their house tonight and then leaving from there to go to the beach in the morning. Then we are coming back on Monday. My birthday is on Monday. I am going to be 25 and its freaking me out a bit. I don't feel 25, whatever that feels like. Thats a quarter of a century old...wow. Anyways I am looking forward to having a fun time this weekend. We will not have many more vacations without kids.
This week I have been so tired. I can not seem to stay awake in the evenings. Plus work has been so busy and I just feel like I can't keep up. I still have not told people at work but all family pretty much knows. I still feel nervous about everything in general, I can't wait until I go to the doctor.
My bbs have been more sore this week also. I just can not get over how tired I am. I normally have a lot of energy but I took a nap everyday this week that I was off. I have not taken naps on a regular basis since I was in nursing school and they worked us to death. I know they say this last until the start of the second trimester. But then again any symptom of pregnancy makes me feel better even if it makes me feel like crap.
I have not really been sick. I feel kind of ill first thing in the morning when I get up, but just like my stomach is empty and when I eat something it makes me feel better. Then when I eat meals throughout the day its like I don't eat as much because I feel up quickly but then of course I am hungry again sooner.
Today is the day, my first appt. I am so nervous that something is not right. I did not sleep well at all last night. A million things running through my head. There has been a lot of women have m/c's on the boards and it makes me nervous. I need to understand that God will protect me and has a plan for Fred and I. I didn't think I would be filled with so much uncertainty.
My appt went great. The doctor said everything looked good and I am measuring right on for 8 weeks and 6 days. They took some blood and asked history questions. I feel so much better about things now. They gave me a whole bag of goodies at the doctors office too.