Thanks so much for all the awesome notes & tweets on my post from last week. I wasn’t exactly sure I was going to share the news on the blog, but I figured that this is my journal & why not? I also wasn’t sure HOW I was going to share the news. It is SO exciting & I couldn’t wait to tell our close friends & family, but it seems strange to just blurt it out. So, I figured I’d just sneak it in there. I’m glad y’all caught it!
Tomorrow I’ll officially be 13 weeks & my official due date is March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day! Since my favorite color is green I took this as a good sign! Anytime in March would be great though. My FIL’s birthday is March 10th, my parents’ anniversary is March 15th & My BFF’s birthday is March 23 (please don’t let me go this long).
While we’ve been hoping & praying for a baby for a long time we were totally shocked that I was actually pregnant! I just knew I had to be when I had been feeling OFF for a week, but I was still totally shocked to see a positive pregnancy test. I didn’t exactly believe it! I didn’t do anything cute or fun to tell REF. It all just happened so quickly.
I have to say that my first trimester wasn’t a cake walk. I felt horrible 95% of the time. I was incredibly nauseated, bloated, & tired. Luckily, my OB prescribed me zofran & that helped get me through the work day. There were only a few times at work that I thought I was going to lose it. Mostly, I just wanted to take a nap under my desk every day at about 3pm. For the most part I got sick at home or somewhere that it was okay to be getting sick. I’m feeling tremendously better now with a lot more energy, but the nausea isn’t 100% gone.
Lots of people have asked if we’re going to find out the sex of the baby. The answer is definitely. Prior to being pregnant I didn’t really have strong feelings one way or the other about it. REF has always told me that he 100% wanted to find out the sex of any baby we ever had. After being pregnant I realized that I too wanted to find out the sex. Maybe for future children (that seems crazy right now) we’d be surprised until the end, but who knows.
As for names we basically dislike any name we can think of right now. I’m big on family names, as both my parents have traditional family names & so do my sister & I. REF isn’t sold on a family name, but we’ll see. I have SO many cousins so a lot of the family names I like have been used & over used. We may just have to meet the little peanut first before deciding on a name.
If you have any questions, I’m pretty much an open book so feel free to email me!