Finding out :)

Let me start this out by saying that although Baby R wasn't planned, it does not at all mean we don't consider him/her a HUGE blessing that has already changed our lives. We wouldn't change it for the world!

Also, I know there are a lot of women who struggle with infertility, some of whom read my blog. I do not at all want to make any of you feel offended, saddened or hurt when you read these posts. I know that infertility is a scary, emotional thing, so I feel doubly blessed that I got pregnant so easily. 

So ... do you remember this post where I talked about going off the Pill because I didn't feel like it was working right with my body? Apparently it wasn't because I was already pregnant at the time! 

In the following couple of weeks, I had a lot of pregnancy symptoms, but it didn't cross my mind I could even be pregnant. My boobs were sore, I was getting frequent headaches and I was quite tired, but after doing some research, I learned that these were all symptoms of going off the Pill. Even when a friend told me she thought I could be preggo because of these symptoms, I told her she was wrong, it was just the lack of hormones!

But then I started getting really nauseous. My go-to lunches just looked/sounded/smelled HORRIBLE. And this wasn't a symptom of going off the Pill. The thought I could be pregnant crossed my mind, but I still didn't really believe it. But, I had a bachelorette party that weekend and planned to drink large quantities of alcohol, so I figured that if they thought crossed my mind, I should take a test. J urged me to as well, saying that I better not go out and get drunk with his baby in my belly. 

So I go to Walmart and buy the cheapest test they have. I actually bought a two-pack because I figured I'd probably need another one someday and it was less expensive that way. 

That night, I took the test. Y'all, the pregnant line immediately turned blue — before the control line did! I walk into the living room to tell J, and he immediately accused me of messing with his head. I tell him how the pregnant line turned blue first but the control line was supposed to turn first, so he insisted I took the test wrong and need to do the other one. While he reads the directions, I gulp a bottle of water and then he times me as I take the other test. Same results. 

After that, we really weren't sure what to do. Some googling (don't you hate it) led me to believe that this test often gave false results. But I also read that getting a false positive is VERY rare. So we decided not to worry about it too much and just go to the Health Department the next day. No way was I believing an at-home test at that point, and I didn't feel the need to go to the doctor just yet. 

Of course, we had the same results at the Health Department. The nurse there told me that the preggo line showing up first just means you are REALLY pregnant. And I was --- when we found out, I was between seven and eight weeks. 

I quickly scheduled an appointment with my gyno, who again confirmed the pregnancy. Unfortunately she doesn't do OB, so I had to find another doctor for that. And with insurance, I really only had a few choices (the hospitals are very weird here with United Healthcare, which I will be swapping to after the wedding). 

In all honesty, I don't think either of us really believed it until we saw our little peanut and heard the heartbeat. Then again, we were so scared that I was kinda far along before finding out that we kept it our little secret until then, just to be sure everything was OK. Nothing seems real until others know :)

I wasn't sure how to calculate my due date since I was so irregular, but the ultrasound tech determined it based on Baby R's measurements. According to what she calculated, I will be 19 weeks tomorrow :)

I think this post has gotten pretty long and wordy, so I will end it here for now. I plan to do weekly "bumpdates" on Fridays or Mondays (depending on how busy I am!) So tomorrow I'll catch up with some photos and info that I've been emailing to friends. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email or leave them in the comments section :)


  1. 19 weeks! Amazing! here we are just finding out and you're telling us 19 weeks now?! Amazing girlfriend! That flew by quick! haha. So happy for you! Now I realize why you're excited for November! I thought you just found out and when you said you were excited for Nov, I thought you meant to find out the gender! But that should be anytime now! Yay!

  2. Thank you for sharing your story, I'm so excited for you and your 19 weeks already? That is AWESOME! Can't wait to find out boy or girl!?


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