Monday, August 12, 2013

Week 12: How we found out

*Gush* Thank you everyone for all the well wishes. We didn't expect such an overwhelming reaction and I can already tell Baby C is going to be loved so much! Every sweet comment put a stupid smile on my face.

Finding out

It happened on an unassuming Thursday morning. I woke up, having a knowing feeling that something was off. My monthly visitor was almost a week late and I figured it was probably time to see what a pee-stick would reveal. I ran past Walgreens that morning and took the test unceremoniously in the bathroom at work. I got the fancy digital kind, leaving little room for error. 

After three looooong minutes...bam! Pregnant 

After seeing one more patient, I left work early and headed straight home, as Josh had just finished school for the day. It is sort of hazy, but I remember walking into the door and straight into the kitchen where Josh was standing. I handed him the test with tears in my eyes. He asked repeatedly "Are you serious?" and all I could do was nod my head yes. To say we were in shock is an understatement.

5 weeks pregnant

As surprised as we initially were, it didn't take long before everything felt so right. See, I love to think I'm in control- that my plan for my life is just as it should be. But God does this cool thing where he shakes your boat, wakes you up, and makes you realize that He is the Master Planner. He knew we were ready for this sweet baby, even if we just spend tons of money in Europe and Josh is still in school. Yes, I have waves of doubt and uncertainty, but I am confident that everything will work out. 

12 weeks pregnant

Stop photo bombing all my pictures Sully!

Thankfully, this pregnancy has been uneventful so far. There is no obvious change in my belly and my clothes still fit the same. According to my scale, I've had no weight gain, which is normal during the first trimester. 

My symptoms have been pretty mild. Between weeks 9-11 I experienced slight nausea and fatigue all day. Luckily, I haven't gotten sick once. The past few days are the most normal I've felt in a while.

Beside feeling nauseous, I often questioned if I was even pregnant. But that was finally confirmed Thursday when we heard the perfect heart beat of 172bpm. I immediately feel in love. Luckily, Josh recorded the session on his phone, so we can relive the moment as often as we'd like.

Since knowing the heart rate, friends and family are already predicting the sex. Some say high heart rate means boy, others say it means girl. Well, I did my own research and found a study that completely bunks everyone.


Come to find out, it is still a 50/50 chance of being a boy vs. girl. Obviously, we will be thrilled either way!

So, welcome to our next big adventure. We can't wait to find out what the next 6 months (+18years) will hold!

1 comment:

  1. So excited to follow along with your adventure :) I really enjoyed being pregnant...such an amazing experience to go through.
    Oh and I'm totally guessing girl ;) The HR thing has been dead on with me and my friends (high=girl, low=boy) far at least!