Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I'm pregnant!! I know this type of thing happens everyday, but for us it
took 7 months (and a little clomid) to get to this "everyday" occasion, so please indulge my excited-ness! This is the first baby for Josh and I, so that means everything is brand new to both of us! SO I would like this blog to walk you thru this momentous time for us. Yes, some of it will be brutally honest, which may or may not be a really fun entry to read. But hopefully, most of it will be happy, fun things!

I found out about our little "dot" on May 11th, just before Mother's Day. How appropriate, huh? After taking 2 tests, and getting a posititve on both, I thought I should share the news with Josh. He was really excited. We told the family that weekend, and of course everyone was very excited for us. It made a great Mother's Day gift for both of the grandma's ! I was 4 weeks along at the time, and everything was going great. I was a little tired, but no morning sickness, no other obvious symptoms I thought this is great!! Well, that was 3 weeks ago, and things have changed. There have been days that I could hardly keep my eyes open! I even fell asleep at the movies the other day! I walk around with this constant queasy feeling all the time now. I keep a package of saltines with me everywhere I go. I don't know why I am surprised by this. I was warned it would happen. And everyone, and I mean EVERYONE who has EVER had a baby, has given me their remedy for morning sickness. From ginger ale to watermelon, everyone has advice to give! But I am VERY grateful it hasn't been worse. I haven't vomited yet! Although, everytime I do eat something I ask myself if this is something I won't mind throwing up later. (Gross, I know, but I said I was going to be honest!) My best friend lost 20 lbs in 6 weeks with her first pregnancy. So I am fully aware it could be worse.

The fun part was going to the Dr. last week! She did an ultrasound and we got to see the little "dot" and we were even able to see it' s little heart beating! The Dr. said it was a really good thing to be able to see the heartbeat so early (6wks). I go back to see her in 3 weeks and we should be able to hear the heartbeat at that time. I can' t wait. I look at websites all the time to see how big it is right now. This week (week 7) it should grow to be about the size of a raspberry! How cute!! It's spinal cord is being formed, along with the eyes, ears, fingers, toes, and even a the start of a nose. It's so crazy to me. Like I said , I know this happens everyday, but I have a person growing inside of me!! Honestly, it's still a little weird!