Ah, how I missed the roller coaster ride of hormones that comes with pregnancy. Yesterday I couldn't have been more excited, yet today I'm a ball of stress on the verge of tears. Where are we going to get the extra money for another mouth to feed? How am I going to keep working at the veterinary hospital where chemo and x-rays are a part of my daily routine? How will I deal with a 15 month old and a newborn at the same time?
So I took a test last week the day my period was due and it was negative...I held out for a week and retested. Drumroll! The two pink lines appeared and catapulted us into panic mode. We have an almost-6 month old, we just moved from Connecticut to Florida, our family lives three thousand miles away and only one of us is working at the moment. After the initial shock, we started to think rationally about how in the world we're going to do this.
My family doc ordered a "hcg quantitative" blood test to find out how many weeks along I am.
A friend of mine swears that there is no such test to determine this and thinks that my doc is a quack and I should get another doc. I AM going to a OB as soon as possible, but my family doc wants to follow along.
How do you tell the father, that you are pregnant? Not really knowing how they will take it, or even how well they will take it. I mean I know that some say that they know as soon as it happens but is that really true? My daughter's father never knew until I told him and then I just couldn't stand him afterwards. But this one I think that he already knows and if he doesn't know I think that he is really trying to get one from me. So how do you tell him that he has made an accomplishment and now it is time to hold on to his end?
So my first pregnancy was when i was 15 years old and it was during my sophomore year of high school. not really my fault or anything, just put myself in a bad situation but hey couldn't change the past. but i found out my child was gonna be a boy and i was happy. when i was 16 i had him. he was due may 1st but he came 2 wks and 4 days early. it was apr. 13th 2007. he was 7lbs 6 oz and 20.5 in. long. i named him trentyn xavier. his labor/delivery was really easy, only about 5 and a half hours long and with no pain meds and vaginal, with an episiotomy. i gained about 45 pounds with it.
I took at at home pregnancy test March 3rd (actually, 10 home pregnancy test...all showed up positive in less than a minute!). I had a blood test done March 5th to confirm my pregnancy. My first ultrasound/obgyn appointment is March 25th at 9:15. I have so many different emotions going through my head right now it's hard to even sit down and concentrate long enough to write this entry!
So I always knew that I was pregnant. Maybe even from the day that we laid and created this blessing. But what has really baffled me is the fact that I have a three year old and before any of the test showed up positive, she started rubbing my stomach. When I asked her why she was doing that she simply said that a baby was in there. To make matters even worse, she started back acting like a baby herself. Very independant child all of a sudden acting like an infant. So we went to target and she told me that I needed to get a double stroller for her sister, whom she has already named.
Life's been pretty crazy lately. I mean turned upside down, inside out and then twisted for good measure. I never thought I would be where I am today.
Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I have a question. My period comes every month like clock work o.k I had my last period on September 1st on October 6th I took a pregnancy test came back positive based on the first day of my last period my due date was June 8th.