Saturday, February 13, 2016

Most shocking news of my life

January 26, 2016

Ten years ago this month I had to cancel the embryo transfer of my first IVF cycle.  I was so physically sick and emotionally drained.  If you told me then that TEN years later I would be taking a pregnancy test with a positive result I would have thought you were certifiably insane.  But crazy enough, that's exactly what happened.

Since May of 2015 my period decided to be regular like never before in my entire life.  In October of 2015 I stopped eating flour and sugar and lost 21 pounds in two months.  In December I was finally back to the weight I was when I got pregnant with the twins 9.5 years ago.  On January 19th I was 5 days late for my period so I grabbed a pregnancy test because I was curious.

February 8, 2016 (7.7 weeks)

The last three weeks have been fun and challenging.  Starting all over from scratch is a bit much to wrap our minds around but I think for the last 9 years I was always secretly hoping this would happen naturally.  Everyone said it would right?  HAHA.

Telling people has been so much fun.  My parents were thrilled.  We had to wait a couple of weeks to tell Chris's family because his mother's birthday was on February 6th and we wanted to tell her then.  It was so hard to keep it from them!  Chris said to his mother "Kerry and I were trying to figure out what to get you for your birthday and we decided on another grandchild."  She looked skeptical and said "You're getting another cat?" and I said "No a human child".  Eileen, Bruce, Courtney, Mike, Kristen, Raph, Karen, Jackie, and Mary all cheered and couldn't believe it.

My friends are all so excited and we have been offered all of the baby items we could possibly need.  They are excited I get to have another shower but I really don't want one!

As of now we haven't told Madison and Jackson yet and it's driving me crazy!  Chris says he "isn't ready" but doesn't give any other detail.

I have my first ultrasound apt on the 10th and my mother is going to go with me since Chris has a meeting at work and can't make it.

So far I'm feeling fantastic and wouldn't even know I was pregnant.

February 13 (8.5 weeks)

I had two rough days of solid morning sickness at the beginning of this week but I have been fine since then.

My parents both came with me to the ultrasound.  My father asked if the doctor could confirm the baby wasn't an alien.  The doctor said based on the picture he that he could not say either way.  LOL  He did say that the heartbeat was fantastic (168?) and everything looked perfectly normal.
After the ultrasound I had an appointment with my OB where she was very shocked to see me after so many years.  When she first saw me she started to say "it's nice to meet...wait a look familiar!"  I'm going back on March 1st for all of the genetic testing.

Most of our close friends and family know about the pregnancy at this point but I haven't posted anything on facebook about it yet.  I'll probably wait until after the genetic testing.  I suppose Chris will want to wait until after that to tell the kids too.  He says he's not ready for them to know they aren't the "only" children anymore.  He's very emotional about it.