9.02.2011

The Real Reason

So remember a few weeks ago when I said I had writer's block for an unknown reason? Well.... I wasn't exactly telling the truth. Hehe.

You see, about 25 {ish} days ago I took one of these little thingies:


And whaddaya know it came up positive!? =) There really is a second line there, it was just really faint. After I took the test I went back to bed {it was 5am and of course I had to pee} with all of the "O.M.G." thoughts running through my head. About a minute later, Joe went to the bathroom. I left the test on the counter so I thought he saw it. I asked him and he said he didn't see anything. So I said, "Do you want to know or do you want to sleep?" He responded by jumping out of bed and running to the bathroom. =) We didn't get much sleep after that.

After texting my bestie, I decided that even after just one test I'd call the doctor. Went to the doctor's office and waited patiently for them to call me back and assign lab work. I peed in a cup and got the confirmation phone call about an hour and a half later. =)

So the real reason I haven't been blogging all that much is because I'm pregnant. And I am the world's worst at keeping secrets. I knew that if I even alluded to being pregnant someone would ask and I would spill the beans. Unfortunately, that seems to have been happening a lot lately. =P

The other reason I haven't been blogging much is also because I haven't been feeling that great. Morning sickness reared its ugly head right around 6 weeks. At first it was all-through-the-day sickness, but at least for now it seems confined to morning. For the past week {ish} I've been having trouble breathing. I thought it was because my allergies were driving me insane and usually my asthma reacts to my allergies. I've been taking allergy meds but nothing has really helped. I've also been using my inhaler way more than usual... So, today I went to the walk-in clinic to see what was going on. {Note: I still haven't had my first appointment. Our OB clinic - probably the same for all military - won't see me until I'm 12 weeks. I'm 8 right now.} Apparently, it's not just my asthma. After spending half the day in Tripler's OB/SDEC clinic, I got an EKG (which was normal), lab work, a referral to a pulmonologist (lung doctor) and an ultrasound. =)

The ultrasound was what I was really happy about. Haha!! I got a little upset when I learned the military only gives you one ultrasound at 20 weeks. {Read: I was a lot upset and probably overreacted a bit. Thanks, hormones.} So when the doctor dimmed the lights and turned on the ultrasound machine, Joe and I about lost it. =) So, here's the shot of our little one at 8 weeks:

{The pic says 7w6days, but I'm really 8w3d. Silly machine.}

I can't tell you how relieved I was to see our tiny little baby and to hear his/her heartbeat. =) After hearing all the doctor thought could be wrong, it was reassuring. And for the record, I'm fine. Just a little short of breath and super tired. Not too much to worry about until someone says so. The only thing that matters to me is that our little one is ok and has a nice, strong heartbeat...and that I'm breathing. 'Cause the baby kinda needs that too. Ha! And just for fun, here's the pic we used to announce the jelly bean on Facebook. {Because it's not official 'til it's on Facebook....right? ;-)}


So there you have it. I really went back and forth on whether I should announce so early. The worrier in me says, "No! You must be 12 weeks to announce!" But the optimist/person who trusts God says it doesn't really matter anyway. =)

Maybe I'll post more now that I don't have to keep anything a secret. =) Hope your Labor Day Weekend is off to a great start!

P.S. I think I found a cure for my baby fever after all.... ;-)

36 comments:

  1. Yay! Congratulations! I got my first u/s at Trippler at 10 weeks (with Baby 1), so don't believe them when they say they only give one. It's a lie. I don't know if you would consider it, but I've been much happier with my level of care this time around since I went standard. Either way, YAY!

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  2. A post-deployment surprise!! Yay - congratulations!

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  3. Amazing news! You're going ot be an awesome mama!

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  4. Congrats! you'll love it! I love being a mommy!! it will be exciting to read this new adventure your going on! I hope your morning sickness gets better

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  5. Congratulations!!! So exciting!!!

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  6. how exciting!!! Congrats girl!! Nothing wrong with being optimistic God is very much watching over you and your tiny one!! Congrats!!

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  7. Yes! I knew it would happen!! Pleasepleaseplease let me know if you need anything. I'm going through the Hawaii pregnancy thing (as you know) and would love to give you advice on stuff. SOOO EXCITED!!

    And I think we need to go baby shopping together... just saying.

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  8. This makes me smile! Congrats!!!

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  9. I'm glad your baby fever has been "cured" =)

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  10. Congratulations to you and Joe! I know you've been wanting this and I'm so happy to hear it's finally your time :)

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  11. YAYYYYYYYYY!! I am so happy for you, I know how badly you've been wanting to be a mother. You're going to be a wonderful mom, praying for you and Joe and that you have safe and healthy pregnancy!

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  12. Congrats... i was starting to wonder where you went and i was wondering if this was why.. I told everyone at like 5 weeks, i couldn't keep a secret either, plus I had horrible morning sickness too... I know yall are super excited.. get ready for your whole world to change very soon...

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  13. Congratulations, mama!!! Don't forget you can switch to standard and they will cover your maternity costs 100%. I did that in Hawaii.

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  14. Congratulations!!! That's fantastic!

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  15. Congratulations!!! When we found out I was pregnant, I had a hard time keeping it a secret as well :)

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  16. Congratulations! I know how excited you must be, although I nearly had an emotional breakdown when we found out I was pregnant. Our son was more than unexpected, and I had plans. But, obviously God had different plans. I'm so thankful He did, because He blessed us with a beautiful boy, and I wouldn't change that for the world! I remember I was in such denial after that first glaringly positive result, that I insisted on getting more pregnancy tests. Five positive tests later, there was no denying it. lol! I love that God is in control and knows what He's doing. You're going to have a beautiful baby! :)

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  17. CONGRATULATIONS!! :) Can't wait to see you grow, you will be beautiful!!

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  18. Oh my goodness CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) So happy for you!

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  19. I loved the pic you used on fb. So, so cute. And I'm SOOOOO thrilled for you guys!! :)

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  20. Heyy! I found your blog through JG and just wanted to say congratulations! Being a mama is the best feeling in the world. You've gained a new follower :)

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