Sunday, April 01, 2007
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! :)