So Dustin & I had started talking about another baby around Brooklyn's 1st birthday in September. We knew we wanted our children close together in age & had decided to start trying in February 2010.
A couple weeks later we talked again & decided maybe I should just stop my birth control pills & just see what happens. Not technically try, but also not prevent. I mean, I was paying $30 a month for these pills (I know, it's robbery!) & we already knew we wanted another child, why wait? And who knows how long it would take us to conceive? We were very blessed with Brooklyn & it only took 3 months of trying, but I know other young & healthy couples & it's taken them 12 or 13 cycles to get pregnant.
Not trying to give out TMI, but our timing was very off in October & I really didn't think it was our month. I barely gave it any thought, even when out of nowhere late October my nose just started bleeding. Or when I came home one day & instantly wanted to devour a bowl of Frosted Flakes.
I went into work on Monday November 2nd (also my sister in law Courtneys birthday!) feeling great. I knew my period was due to start on the 4th & on the drive to the office, I thought Well, we've got tests at work, maybe I'll take one.
The morning was extremely busy & the thought of testing was completely out of my mind. All of a sudden I felt a wave of nausea cross me when a heavy smoker patient came in. I just thought maybe I was getting the flu. I mean, I'm around ill patients all day at my job. Then I remembered the test. I snuck into the bathroom & did my business. I put the test in my scrub pocket & went into the lab to finish up some cultures. When I pulled the test out of my pocket, my heart fell into my butt. I was in absolute shock. I mean, I obviously know how this happens, but I could not believe that not only did it happen on our 1st month of kinda trying, but that our timing was so off, I mean talk about meant to be!!! I was so excited to see this!!!
I couldn't keep this to myself...I had to text my bestest Kendra!! Judge all you want that I didn't call Dustin first, but I wanted to tell him in person & I needed be talked down lol
The rest of the day went on forever. I knew I had to get home & get ready for CC's birthday party. Well, when I walked inside the door my lil gorgeous daughter was waiting for me (that's the best part of the day.)
I handed her the 2 tests (yes, I took another one at work juuuust in case #1 was a lying liar who lies) & she walked into the living room waving them around. Dustin goes What do you have baby girl & took the tests out of her hands. He goes stared at them....then looked at me....then looked at the tests. His face was pure confusion. He goes "What are these Ashley???"
I said "What do you think these are?" with a big smile on my face. He goes "Already?!?! No way!" And gave Brookie a big hug & told her she was gonna be a big sister.
We went to CC's party & it was so hard keeping our mouths shut! On the way home we picked up a digital & prenatal vitamins. And of course I had to get a picture....
Can you believe this picture was taken not even 2 years ago? Awww, we were so excited that day too!
So there's our story!!! I am admittedly a Chatty Cathy & keeping this secret has been torture! I feel great, well not all the time. This pregnancy has been much different that Brooklyn's. I only had one morning of nausea & no vomitting with her. With this lil babes I've had nausea everyday & have puked more than I'd like to. Maaaaaaybe it's a boy :)
Anyways, I thought it would be fun to keep track of my pregnancy through the weeks. I so wish I would've done this with Brooklyn, it'll be so neat to look back on how I've changed. Look for these weekly updates! Here is week 4 & week 5!
How far along? 4 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: Negative 3....where was this whole zero appetite/nausea feeling 6 months ago when I needed it most?!?
Maternity clothes? Nope.
Sleep: Yes ma'am, may I have another nap?
Best moment this week: Seeing Pregnant pop up on the digital & it being confirmed at my OB visit today!
Gender: No clue...my mother's intuition hasen't kicked in yet.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss: My appetite.
What I am looking forward to: Telling our families!
Weekly Wisdom: Never underestimate the power of fiber!!!
Milestones: First OB visit down, forever to go :)
How far along? 5 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: Down another 2 lbs, making the grand total (so far) of 5 lbs :( I swear I'm not maliciously depriving my embryo.
Maternity clothes? No...actually my jeans are loose.
Sleep: Is amazing!
Best moment this week: My Great Grandma's pickled eggs...MmM!
Food cravings: Anything I can keep down...and McDonalds Sweet Tea.
Gender: Still no clue.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss: Starbucks.
What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving---please oh please let my apetite be back in full force!
Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy the early stages of your pregnancy, or at least try to.
Milestones: Lil Sprout is just a mere grain of rice, but went to a Bruce Springsteen concert. S/He is so awesome!