Thursday, October 2, 2008

Yup, its true!

Yes, your assumptions are correct! Jeff and I are pregnant! We are 10 weeks along and it came about as a surprise. But, I am getting ahead of myself. First when I decided to tell my blogger friends when I hit the 10 week mark, I was trying to figure out how to announce the news. I took the idea from Amy since she announced her moving news on a Wordless Wednesday by showing a picture and I thought it was brilliant! Thanks Amy!

So, where to begin my new pregnancy chapter....of course at the very start but from where!?!?!? Its kind of a long story, so please hang tight.

Ah, lets start back in mid-August when I met with the doctor about the challenges Jeff and I were facing with staying pregnant. I mentioned to the doctor that Aunt Flo wasn't anywhere to be seen since the mid-July miscarriage and should I be worried? He mentioned that there isn't anything to worry about unless it turns out to be 3 months with no visit, then the office would give me something to help my body adjust. So, I went along with my business.

About mid-week, that same week, I started to feel odd. At first I thought it was my body getting ready to send Aunt Flo for a visit, but things just didn't add up. So, on Sunday 8/24 I took a home pregnancy test and sure enough, it was positive. Let me just tell you that all at once I felt shock, excitement and worries. How could this have happened, Aunt Flo never came!?!?!? Oh my, did we do something wrong because we didn't wait the 3 months (after the miscarriage)?!?!?! These were just a couple of the questions running through my head.

The next day, I called the doctors office to tell them what I discovered and apologized because I have no idea how far along I was. The nurse giggled and said don't worry, we'll figure it out. Later on that week I had an ultrasound and found out I was 5 weeks 2 days along. It was still too early to really see anything (we only could see the sac) so another ultrasound was made for about a week 1/2 later. The nurse told me that if we saw the heartbeat next time, we would be in good shape. Everyday until my next ultrasound I repeated "heartbeat" in my head to cheer along the little one inside me.

On 9/8, we were able to see a teeny-tiny little body and a little heart beat. You don't know how relieved and happy I was at that very moment. The little heart beat looked like TV static in this tiny little circle. The heart was beating at 115 too. The goal was to be over 100. At that time, I was 6 weeks 5 days.

And that brings us to today, 10 weeks, 1 day! I am due 4/29/2009. We are so excited right now! We are going to tell Zack at Thanksgiving and I can't wait to see his face.

According to, our little one is the size of a Kumquat this week (its the orange fruit on the right, and the yellow one is a large lemonquat).

I've been feeling OK. I have good days and bad with the nausea. I've been exhausted and don't feel like doing anything when I get home from work except lay on the couch. I have some food aversions, like spaghetti sauce, chicken and my prenatal vitamins. Other then that, I feel great and take one day at a time.

My next appointment is in two weeks. I will then get a full exam and hear the heart beat. So, everyone say it together "heartbeat, heartbeat"!


The Sweet Family said...

Oh goodness, that is absolutely the best news I have heard all week! Congrats to you both and take extra care of yourself!

Keep us posted on everything!

God Bless!

Jamie said...

Hi Amanda!

First off Congratulations. That's such fantastic news.

I have been reading your blog for a short time now but this is my first time commenting. I am coming to you from Katie K-H who I found through Melis B.

I too, will be saying hearbeat for you and Jeff. Can't wait to read all about your adventures in your pregnancy over the next 6 months or so. Again Congrats!

Amanda said...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the support!

Cherish said...

OOOOH! Congrats!!! I dont know how you kept it from us for so long though. I would have been spilling as soon as I found out, like about 2 minutes later. lol. Are you going to find out the sex?

I was the same way with my pregnancy and you know what? Its best just to let yourself have those nine months of relaxation and your body will get its energy back after the baby is born. Its nice to just be lazy and focus on growing a child. Im so happy for you two!

Maggie May said...

how wonderful!!! yay! a new baby is the best thing ever. congratulations :)))

Brooke said...

OMG Congratulations!! That's such great news! I know you guys are beyond excited!!

Amy (wattsup) said...

I have not been reading lately b/c of being BUSY, but was so anxious to check up on you...this post is awesome! I got chills, goosebumps, adn then starting crying for you...the part when you wrote about cheering on the little one inside of you was just so touching...I am so, so, so excited for you all...BLESSINGS!!!! AMY