On August 1, 2018, my world forever changed. That’s because it was the day I found out I was pregnant. [It was also my parents’ 37th wedding anniversary.]
Patrick and I couldn’t be more excited. However, I think we are both still in shock. It’s been exactly one week since we’ve known, and it still feels surreal.
Let’s backtrack… I actually thought I was getting my period last Monday, July 30, because my cramps were horrendous. [Implantation cramps.] Then, it just never came. By Wednesday, I was starting to believe maybe I was actually pregnant, so I decided to take a test. I took several of the cheapo types, but they were a little difficult to read because the lines were faded and not bright. Feeling incredibly anxious, I went to the Target on North Druid Hills during my lunch break, purchased a fancier digital test, then took it in one of the bathroom stalls at the store. That was the longest two minutes of my life, but sure enough, it displayed, “PREGNANT.” Then, directly after, the woman next to me flushed the toilet – it was a moment.
I’ve been in la-la land ever since.
Could be pink, could be blue… all we know is we are due.
Last weekend, Patrick and I went to Savannah and Tybee Island and it still didn’t feel real. I just didn’t feel like I was truly pregnant.
Then, yesterday, we went to the doctor’s office, and heard it confirmed by an actual medical professional, “Congrats – you’re expecting!” We did an ultrasound but it was too early for anything to appear on the screen – other than a cute little blob. [I love that little blob already!]
Today, as I’m typing this, I’m 4 weeks and 4 days, and the baby is due in April on Patrick’s birthday. [Also the end of tax season – Pat is a CPA.] April will be a very exciting time, but I also consider this news an early birthday gift for me, because I turn 30 next month.
I’m not really having symptoms yet, other than extreme exhaustion. I also feel bloated AF, but I’m not sure that’s because of the pregnancy… but let’s just pretend it is.
I’m still in shock, but feeling incredibly grateful and blessed. [Thank you, Jesus, for providing us with this tiny miracle.]
Now, let the real fun begin.
PS: I hate keeping secrets…