We found out I was pregnant on our amazing cruise to the Bahamas! I had no idea I was pregnant when we left for the cruise (I would have been maybe 3 or 3 1/2 weeks) but while we were on the ship I was cramping like crazy and my boobs probably doubled in size (OK, not literally, but it sure felt like it!). I was late for my period... but honestly that is kind of normal for me so I just thought, "Cramps, sore boobs, my period is going to start." But it never did.
Anyways, you can't really buy a pregnancy test on a cruise. I'm sure we probably could have found one in Puerto Rico or something but we were with other family members and didn't want to give ourselves away so I spent the whole time wondering if it was all my imagination or if I really DID have to pee more suddenly, and if the complete exhaustion was from more than just too much sun.
We got back to Florida and made an excuse to go to the grocery store (a very valid excuse...). While we were there we snuck a $0.88 test and I went to 'use the bathroom' where I took the lovely test you see above in a good old fashioned Walmart. I was probably around 5 weeks pregnant at this point. When I saw two lines I actually did a double take. Honestly I thought I was just kidding myself. How many times have I been a week late and it was nothing? So I quickly snapped the picture with my phone to prove it to myself and my husband. We both looked at the positive test in shock and awe and then had to hide our glee when we got in the car to go back to the hotel. It was so hard not to tell!
Anyways, we kept it secret until Buck's birthday. I think I was around 7 weeks when we told our families. My main symptoms were cramps, exhaustion, muffin boobs (like a muffin top but with your bra), and severe acid reflux (Morning sickness has been there but it's been mild compared to last time around. I've only puked 4 times).
We announced to good old facebook and the rest of the world at 10 weeks.
I am in pain all the time. My uterus hurts (I've been having a lot of braxton hicks. I can actually feel the outline of my uterus because it's so rock hard!), the ligaments holding up my uterus hurt, my back hurts, my sacroiliac joint hurts so bad sometimes I can hardly walk, my pubic bone hurts, and I'm getting headaches too. Ugh. I'm crawling my way through my exercise classes at school and then I go home and nap.
But still, I'm really happy and excited about this baby! We got to see it briefly at my first doctor appointment at 10 weeks.
All seems to be well and the baby is healthy as far as we know. I apparently have low blood sugar (but that was just one test) and of course my ever present low blood pressure (98/40) but other than that I'm healthy too. I hope it stays that way! Some days it's all I can do to drag myself out of bed and feed myself and Jake, so I hope I don't end up gaining 100 lbs and becoming a couch potato. It's good that I'm in school. It forces me out of bed in the mornings!
Well there you go. This Halloween we're going to have a cute little newborn to dress up. :)