Thursday, January 10, 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012


This post was written Friday, December 21, 2012 and was posted to the blog on Thursday, January 10, 2013.
Once again, this post will be delayed.  We still haven't told anyone we are expecting.  Oh wait, no I take that back.  We told our good friends Becky and Pascal Wednesday night.  Becky was at my house to pick up some dishes I have hoarded forgotten to return to her, and she asked me when we were thinking about getting pregnant again, and I couldn't lie.  I was about to bust; I wanted to tell someone so bad!  They were very excited for us, but I'm sure they were just as surprised as we were.

Well, it has been a few days since I got my positive pregnancy test.  It's about 6:45 in the morning, and I can't get back to sleep.  I'm usually not up until August makes me get up.  (Most of the time he is awake by now, but he got in bed late.)  I'm still in shock, but I feel like something is going to go wrong.  I am just feeling crampy, very tired, but very pregnant.  I am feeling a lot more going on down there than when I was pregnant with August.....which, by the way was less than 8 months ago...if I haven't already said that...haha.  As I told you in my last post, I have been testing with some internet cheapies (Wondfo brand off of Amazon).  I have read online that the accuracy is very good, however, I have always tested with the First Response brand.  With the First Response brand, I always know how pregnant I am, if that makes sense.  With these internet cheapies, I was kind of lost, since I don't know what they have looked like with my previous pregnancy. So (after lots of begging by me), Adam stopped by Walgreens and picked me up a small pack of First Response tests.  He didn't want to spend the money, but we are both glad he did, because now it feels more official. Here is a picture comparison of my tests on Wandfo brand vs. First Response.  I think First Response has the darker line.  I think this is a darker line than when I found out I was pregnant with August.  You can read that post HERE.

I will test again in a couple days probably to see if the line is getting any darker.  The box has an extra test in it.  I'm starting to wonder if these internet cheapies will get any darker.  So far they all kind of look the same.  (Yep, I am sure I have used way too many of them.)

Wednesday night we had our church Christmas party.  Seeing the little kids up there singing made me a little emotional, and I started to be thankful for this pregnancy.  That sounds bad, like I wasn't thankful to be pregnant.  I know I have the gift of life inside of me, which is a blessing from God, but honestly I wasn't thinking now would be a good time.  But God's ways are not our ways!  That, I have definitely learned. 

My good friend Kimberly brought me some of her maternity clothes Wednesday night at the church party.  She just had a baby about a month ago, and she was passing them on for future use.  Haha it was really ironic.  (Good for her for already getting out of them!  I would LOVE to have been able to do that.)  I wanted to tell her so badly that I would be using them sooner than she anticipated, but I held off since we weren't really telling anyone yet.

My tummy is already sticking out.  I wouldn't call it a pooch, because I practically still have a gut from August.  I know it's obviously not the baby, but I can tell I am very bloated.  With August, I bloated up instantly and looked pregnant (to me anyway), and then the bloat went away around 15 weeks, and my own belly was back for a short time.  You can see my belly progression from my pregnancy with August HERE.  I have heard though, that you show sooner with your second and later kids than you do with you first.  I guess the muscles are just stretched out so your uterus can push your belly out more easily.  I tried my best to suck it in last night.  We had our family over to celebrate Adam's 29th birthday.  His birthday isn't technically until tomorrow, Saturday the 22nd, but his dad is leaving today for Texas, and I didn't want him to miss it. 

Like I said in my previous post, I guess we will hold off on the doctor's visit until we have insurance.  With blood work, I just don't see how it will be affordable.  I will be sure to eat healthy and take my prenatal vitamins until then.  I don't plan to do the first trimester screening, so I'm not worried about missing it.  I did the first trimester screening with August just because I wanted an extra ultrasound.  The finger prick made it almost not worth it.  They couldn't get me to bleed, and you have to fill up these big circles on the paper with blood.  It was awful.  Apparently August is the same way, because when he had to have it done at the doctor's office a few weeks ago for a flu check, he wouldn't bleed either.  We have thick blood or something.  So, I'll probably pass on that.  We will see.

I have no idea how far along I am.  5 weeks maybe?  I really have no clue.  Obviously my body was not functioning normally since having August, so I can't tell from that either.  Who knows. 

At this point, I don't really have any predictions as to whether or not it's a boy or a girl.  With August, I knew the second I found out I was pregnant that I was having a boy.  I could just tell.  I wanted to look at boy things, and I thought girl things were just a waste of time.  I want to say girl for this time, but I'm not sure if that's just because I want to have a girl at some point.  I would be perfectly happy with 2 boys, but I do want a girl one day.  So I'm good with either one. 

Well, I have definitely rambled enough.  I just really like getting these thoughts down.  It clears my mind.  I think Adam and I may be going on a date tomorrow for his birthday.  Late lunch/early dinner and The Hobbit I believe is what we will be doing.  We are such old people.  We hate getting out around the mall at night.  Too much traffic and young people.  All theses young kids and their Mazdas.....(that was for my brother). Still not sure when we will tell everyone.  We may tell them at Christmas.  I hate that Adam's dad won't be here, but Adam said we could call him, and since he will be there with all of his Texas relatives, he can let them in on the fun too. :)  See y'all later!

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