So I'll fill you ladies in about all that has transpired over the past 20 weeks. First of all thank you for your sweet and hilarious comments. And yes we are really excited about our first kiddo being on the way. I must say that I thought I would be documenting the whole process as it happens but a combination of not feeling my best (nauseated and tired) AND wanting to keep it private for a while prevented me from doing so.
Before hubby and I even started trying to conceive we talked about when we will address certain milestones including when to let our families know (and even the order of who to tell and how), when to tell our friends and when to reveal it on this blog, etc. You may not believe this but we waited until after the first trimester to tell our family (at around 12 weeks). My mother was the first in our family to know then Jon's parents and siblings, then my grandparents and so on. I'll probably blog about the details of all that in the future.
Just to summarize our TTC journey. I took my last OCP in early January but not with the intent to try to get pregnant. We just wanted to "get it out of my system" although truthfully there's no such thing because it varies depending on the woman. Anyway, I wasn't ready to get pregnant yet so we used other forms of contraception and I also used the time to "study" my cycle (basically charting my cycle on my iPhone app). In February we decided to NPC (not prevent contraception) and see what happens, knowing that we would be comfortable if we did get pregnant. In March we decided to start TTC and was not successful until May. So we became pregnant after the 3rd month. It was awful getting negative pregnancy test 2 months in row, but looking back I am very grateful that it only took 3 months. I've talked with a lot of other woman (many who are now pregnant or who have had kids) and realized that the process can take a VERY long time. I always thought it was simple: MAN + WOMAN = BABY. But that is not always the case. During those 2 months of frustration I remembered thinking about how I spent the past 3 years of marriage trying to prevent pregnancy and now that I wanted to get pregnant it wasn't as easy as I thought.
Anyway, looking back it wasn't so bad. As I said, I am very grateful that it only took 3 months. I regularly think about and pray for the women I know who are trying to conceive.
Ok so moving on. Where was I? Oh yeah, so we found out right after my first missed period but I did not see an Ob gyn until about 11 weeks (because of moving to a new state and getting a new job). We then told family and friends and job. All were excited (including job--yeah awesome! I know right!).
So it's been 20 going on 21 weeks and I'm still nauseated and having occasional vomiting (gross!). Nausea and vomiting started around week 4 I think and has persisted but has gotten a lot better. I'm tired a lot but not as bad as other women describe. My body has morphed into something completely different (but I'm liking the new look for now, lol). My nails and hair (I think) looks healthier. Baby K's kicking up a storm (started feeling it around week 16 0r 17) which is strange and feels like nothing I've felt before but it's a sweet reminder that the baby is fine. I'm a bit moody but not much more than my usual self...lol (right hubby?).
Overall I'm content and thankful! Still more to come. Also, I promise I wont only blog about my pregnancy but this blog is about my life in general and this is a huge part of it right now :)