I’m pregnant! My husband and I are so excited to announce that we are expecting our first baby in March! My due date is March 4th which puts me at almost 8 weeks along.
This has been quite a journey trying to get pregnant. I never imagined that I would struggle with getting pregnant but I did. (And my heart breaks for the women that struggle even more than I did) After we got married in July last year we decided that we wanted to have a baby. Little did we know it isn’t always as easy as making that decision. Months of heartbreak and disappointment were still to come. It was hard because everywhere I looked I saw pregnant women or heard about women being devastated that they were pregnant. And all I wanted was to be pregnant!
I look at it this way. I know that God has a plan for my life and His plans are much better than mine. I finally started to accept that about 2 months before I finally got pregnant. I think it was good for my husband and I to share the first year of our marriage just the two of us. We were able to adjust to married life and everything else that was going on around us. After all, we moved to a new city, my husband got a new job, I decided to be a homemaker and the list goes on.
Needless to say, we feel so blessed. We are overwhelmed with excitement and look forward to the day we get to bring home our baby. God is good and He knows what we needed in our lives and for that I am so thankful!
Most women say that they know before they take a pregnancy test that they are pregnant. Not me. My husband wanted me to take a test so I agreed to buy one and take it just in case. I was about a week and a half late but my cycles are always off so I really didn’t think it would be positive. Sure enough for the first time in my life I got to look at two lines instead of one. I wasn’t sure if I would scream or cry but all I could do was stare. I said WHAT! I couldn’t believe it. Then it started to sink in and I started shaking and just kept looking at the test just to be sure there were really two lines.
I’m feeling pretty good. A lot of women say one thing that happens early on in pregnancy is you get really sore breasts. I am not experiencing that too much. And of course, some women get morning sickness (or all day sickness) and I really haven’t experienced much of that either. I am starting to feel it a little bit but I’ve really noticed more acid reflux than anything. I am feeling pretty tired though. Nothing that would have told me that I was pregnant before I took the test. My mom had really easy pregnancies so I hope I take after her! One thing I know though is that I will not complain even if I do get sick or whatever else may come my way. I am so thankful to be pregnant after trying for what seemed like forever.
I have met a good friend through all of this and we have been emailing back and forth our worries and struggles because we were both going through the same thing. It has been so therapeutic to be able to connect with someone that knows exactly how I am feeling. So if there is anyone that is struggling to get pregnant and just needs someone to “listen” send me an email. It feels so good to get it all out! And I always love new friends! :)
And for all of you mommies, I would love any tips or advice that you have for first time moms! Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, book recommendations, ANYTHING! I am all ears! And thank you in advance!
So, that is why I haven’t posted anything in awhile. I have been to doctors and busy spreading the news of my pregnancy.
What a great anniversary gift this is!