Monday, April 16, 2007

I'm due November 29th!

I went to my ObGyn today. They did a sonogram to see how things were going, and determine how far along I really was.

As my body was giving me mixed signals, I wasn't sure if I had gotten pregnant in early February or early March. Well, now I know. I must have gotten pregnant in early March.

I'm due November 29th. Today, 4/16/2007, I am exactly 7 weeks and 5 days along... they count from maybe day 3 of your last period. Or they misunderstood when I told them day 1 was??? Anyway, I guess it's easier to start from there, your last period, than from guessing the actual date of conception, LOL!

40 weeks later, a baby will be born.

I saw the heart beat. It looked like it was fluttering... moving so fast.

I'm having an adorable...
Lima bean. ;)

Eventually, I'm told it will look less bean-ish. ;)

Monday, April 02, 2007


I'm having that lovely paranoia that all pregnant women get. Enhanced by my natural obsessive-compulsiveness.

There was a lady at the grocery store who occasionally coughed. She had some kids with her. I avoided her area of the store, holding my breath until I was a few aisles away.

I picked up my items, got in line, and then, lo and behold, she gets in line behind me.

I keep my cart between myself and her, and finally explain:
"I'm really sorry, but I'm pregnant, and you're coughing is scaring the crap out of me! I'm just a little paranoid right now, and will be that way probably for another 8 months."

I honestly am not sure if she understood me... she may not have spoken English. But she smiled a little, but seemed a little embarrassed.

I got my groceries to the car, then returned the cart. I was about 20 feet from where I could release the cart, in front of the store, when one of her daughter's came running out. She sneezed w/o covering her mouth.

I shoved the cart hard in the direction it needed to go, turned around w/o watching to see if it made it, held my breath, and ran to my car!

Sunday, April 01, 2007


I'm pregnant.

No, this isn't an April Fools joke. I'm really pregnant. REALLY REALLY. ;)

It's very, very bizarre.

I mean, we were planning on having kids. We were trying. We started trying in January, after I'd been off birth control for long enough. I just wasn't expecting it to happen so quickly.

I was even sure I wasn't pregnant at one point, and had sushi and a couple of hard drinks! The nurse practitioner and my psychiatrist had to talk me down and let me know that the baby was probably totally ok. Lots of people have gone on major benders, then found out they were pregnant, and had perfectly healthy babies. As long as I wasn't an alcoholic, it was all good. And no, I'm not an alcoholic.

It was really funny, because I thought I had a period on March 20th. I was all bummed out. My husband was like, "Well, you're going to have to figure out when you ovulate." Bleah. Didn't want to have to get that technical about it. Just wanted to relax and just get pregnant when I got pregnant.

So, I was feeling really weird 1 week ago. I thought I was having a period, so I didn't think I was pregnant. But the weird feeling wouldn't go away. So on Sunday, March 25th, I peed on one of those test things. I had issues keeping it in the stream -- women can't aim on that sort of thing -- and managed to get it all over the tester, even on the window. So when it came up positive, I figured "I did it wrong". I read the instructions, and it said to hold the tester in the urine stream only 5 seconds. Well, that pushed my OCD button. I grabbed a cup, peed in that, grabbed a stopwatch, and stuck the tester in the cup for exactly 5 seconds. That also came up positive.

Uh-huh. Ok, then.

The tester thing cracks me up. So there's this deep pink stripe, and a lighter pink stripe to the right. The fact that the right stripe was lighter made me wonder if the test was accurate. Then I figured out that the lighter pink stripe on the right is just to let you know that the test is complete. It's ALWAYS going to turn light pink. Period. It's the darker pink stripe you need to be focusing in on.

Monday March 26th, ironically also my Mom's 78th birthday -- I'm the product of a second marriage for both my parents, and I'm having kids late in life myself -- I got a blood test. I got the results back Thursday. Yep. Definitely pregnant.

I was pretty freaked while waiting for the blood test results. No-one told me that having breakthrough bleeding, also known as spotting, is very common in women in their first trimester. I figured I was having a REALLY SLOW LONG MISCARRIAGE, LOL! Or that I was going to have one, soon. But talking to the nurse practitioner on Thursday, and also my psychiatrist, I learned it was actually pretty normal.

I don't know how far along I am. After going off "the pill", my periods have been a little weird. Feb 20th might have been a period, might not. Had some breakthrough bleeding in between that "period" and the "period" I thought I was having on March 20th. So... yeah. ;)

I might be due in late November... I might be due in December.

This is SO freaky.

Somehow, it's all going to work out.

My husband and I told the dogs that they get to be furry babysitters, LOL! :)