Wednesday, November 26, 2008



I cannot believe that I am actually and truly PREGNANT! I will test again tomorrow, JUST TO MAKE SURE!

So of course, my blog is going to be my pregnancy journal! If you don’t want to hear about it, don’t read it!

Okay, so up first are the pregnancy symptoms.

Days Past Ovulation= DPO

4-5 DPO-Eczema on legs broke out & got awful very quickly…still bad at 12 DPO
5DPO-Lower Back Pain & Pimples
6-12 DPO-Vaginal Irritation
7 DPO- Irritable/Cranky
7-10 DPO-Fatigue/Tired all day
9 DPO-Insane crying thing at church
11 DPO-Neg. Test & Painful gas
12 DPO-Pos. Test & Cramp in upper left abdomen

So, I got up this morning, late again, and took my temp at 6:30. Then I turned off the alarm system and put the dogs out. Then I went potty & saved some urine. Then I went into the office & entered my temperature into my chart. Then I started the pregnancy test. (I’m using EPT Certainty Digital tests.) Then I started checking my blogs and boards. Then I remembered the test was going (I literally didn’t look once in 2 minutes!) and was SO shocked to see PREGNANT! I actually lifted it up to my eyes & double checked it! Then I snatched it up & RAN into the bedroom, jumped on the bed, shook Tim and made him wake up. Then I stuck the test in his face so he could see, he said, “I can’t see that.” And I said “It’s pregnant!” and he was like WHAT! REALLY! Then we hugged and kissed and snuggled. All of that was within six minutes of me getting up. Yay!

We snuggled for a minute or two, then I hopped up, posted on my boards, changed 1 of my signatures, made a Wordless Wednesday post, and then it was time to get in the shower and race to work.

Here’s the order of who found out. Tim, Melanie (through the blog & email), both message boards (Ovusoft & Diaperswappers), Chloe, Mrs. White, Mrs. Moose, my Doctor, my Mom, and then my Dad. We’ll tell our families & my 2 best-est friends only for a little while. I’m already 4 weeks along…and we’ll probably try to wait as long as possible before telling work friends.

I’m at work, its 10:52, only another 45 minutes until my kids go to lunch. Then the day is basically over. I can’t wait to go home & celebrate with Tim. I am so happy!

Here’s the Baby Center blip about where I am in the pregnancy:

How your baby's growing:
This week marks the beginning of the embryonic period. From now until 10 weeks, all of your baby's organs will begin to develop and some will even begin to function. As a result, this is the time when she'll be most vulnerable to anything that might interfere with her development.Right now your baby is an embryo the size of a poppy seed, consisting of two layers: the epiblast and the hypoblast, from which all of her organs and body parts will develop.The primitive placenta is also made up of two layers at this point. Its cells are tunneling into the lining of your uterus, creating spaces for your blood to flow so that the developed placenta will be able to provide nutrients and oxygen to your growing baby when it starts to function at the end of this week.Also present now are the amniotic sac, which will house your baby; the amniotic fluid, which will cushion her as she grows; and the yolk sac, which produces your baby's red blood cells and helps deliver nutrients to her until the placenta has developed and is ready to take over this duty.See what's going on in your uterus this week. (Or see what fraternal twins look like in the womb this week.)Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.
How your life's changing:
Sometime this week, you may be able to find out whether you're pregnant. For the most accurate results, wait until the end of the week to take a home pregnancy test. (You can try one now if you like, but you're more likely to get a correct result a week past your expected period.)If the test is positive, call your practitioner's office and schedule your first prenatal appointment. Most practitioners won't see you until you're about eight weeks along, unless you have a medical condition, had problems with a previous pregnancy, or are having symptoms that need to be checked out.If you're taking any medications — prescription or over-the-counter — ask now whether it's safe to keep taking them. And be sure to alert your caregiver to any other issues of concern.You should already be taking a multivitamin that contains at least 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid. Once you're pregnant, you'll need a bit more — 600 mcg a day — so switch to a prenatal vitamin if you haven't already.The next six weeks are critical to your baby's development. The rudimentary versions of the placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already functioning. Through the placenta, your baby is exposed to what you take into your body, so make sure it's good for both of you. I like their pictures and charts of the baby’s development.

I am still so excited. I cannot believe I am pregnant! There is a tiny little poppy seed sized BABY in my belly! I’m going to be a mom! A little BABY is going to be living with me and Tim! UGH. I am SO excited!

It’s 11:25 now….only 20 minutes until lunch time for the kiddies. We’re going to tell Tom and Peggy and Beth tomorrow!

Ugh, it’s dismissal time & we just had a fire drill. UGH. I hope Tim gets a new job where he makes more money, so I don’t have to work full time next year. I want to be able to stay home with the baby! My little Isaac or Jacqueline!