(I began writing this post on September 10th and I'm writing as things progress because I don't want to forget anything. So, what you're reading, I began writing over a month ago)
Here is the "Pregnancy Timeline" if you will...
We officially started trying in June of 2010
Conception happened around August 24th 2010
Positive pregnancy test was on September 10th 2010
Due Date: May 16th 2011
Taking the test:
I took the test when I got home from work. I just couldn't handle the suspense anymore. If you know me you know patience isn't my "middle name". It turned positive instantly and I started crying. I cried about 20 times the day I found out. I was just so happy. I waited until I was a week late to take it because with my previous cycle I was a week late for no reason and I had NEVER been late before. So, when I was late again I decided to wait it out. That was SO HARD!
Telling the Hubs:
My husband is a football coach and I took the test around 4:00 on Friday so of course he was not home. I always wanted to have this cute little surprise but I knew he wouldn't be home until the middle of the night so I just HAD to tell him. I called him about a bazillion times before he picked up and this is how the conversation went.
E- hey, where are you?
J- on the bus
E- oh, well guess what?!
J- huh?! I can't hear you!
E- I said guess what!!!
J- I don't know...what?
E- I took a pregnancy test today...
J- Oh, what did it say? (in a very unexcited voice)
J- OH MY GOSH!
Hahaha...this conversation cracks me up. He was just waiting for me to say it was negative and he was wrong. He was super pumped. Still is!
While waiting for him to get home I went and bought us some books and magazines.
I just called my parents and with my brothers and sister in law I texted them a picture of the pregnancy test. Again, I couldn't contain my excitement (remember I'm home alone because Jonathan is at work) so nothing cute or super fun about the way I told them. Especially since for my mom and step dad this will be their 7th grandchild, it will be the 3rd for my dad, and the 3rd for Jonathan's parents. Not that they won't be just as excited or happy but we've all gone through the cute ways of telling in the family (several times over) so I just called everyone!
Jaclyn, Ashley, & Megan-
I texted them a picture of the positive test. Jaclyn calls me instantly super excited. She is the youngest of 4 kids and her older siblings all have kids and her dad is an OB so she can read a pregnancy test. Especially, if you look at the above photo of the test. It's pretty easy to tell if it's positive or negative. Well, Ashley didn't really "get it". So, while I'm talking to Jaclyn, Ashley calls Jaclyn to ask her if the test was positive or negative. I then call Ashley and tell her it's positive! Duh! Then, she was super excited too!
Rachel & Erik-
The room that is going to be the nursery is where Rachel and Erik usually stay when they come visit. A few posts ago you'll remember that I emptied one guest room (the future nursery) and turned the office into an office/guest room. Well, Erik and Rachel came over and went to put their bags in their room but there was no furniture in it. They were very confused and they noticed all the furniture was now across the hall. They didn't really say much but I think Erik said something like, "why did y'all move the furniture?" Then, Jonathan said, "well, Emily's pregnant so we need the extra room." They both ran into the living room, where Jonathan and I were, and were so shocked. They gave us hugs, Rachel said she got a little "teary", and they were both so excited for us. It was super fun telling them! We found out a week before we told them and the whole week we totally blew them off which is really strange because we usually hang out with them every weekend. I told them that's the reason we blew them off...we weren't just being rude.
Here is a glimpse at my pregnancy at 4 weeks:
-Hungry all the time but I want to eat nothing
-Instead of eating I want only orange juice or popcorn
-All of my favorite foods sound gross :(
-Feel super bloated
-Slight heartburn (which I've never had before. I had to describe my pain to a coworker and she said it was heartburn)
Obviously I'm not showing in these pictures at 4 weeks but I am really bloated so that just makes me feel gross and fat!
And the next week!