Monday, October 3, 2011

My Pregnancy Scoop

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 (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 :)

Mrs. K


  1. Awww I can't wait to hear more! It's really surprising that getting pregnant is so hard. I always thought that unprotected sex = pregnancy. I guess not. I won't be finding that out for another year or two. Anyway, I'm glad that things are going well for you guys :)

  2. A huge congrats! :) How exciting. I have two close friends who are 30 and 25 weeks along. It's an exciting time, for sure. I hope you start feeling a little better! :) Are you going to find out if baby K is a little mister or miss?

  3. Congratulations!! I had no idea you were still blogging my reader wasn't getting any of your updates. Happy for the two of you. Trust me getting pregnant isn't easy. Hope you start feeling better and its smooth sailing on out.

  4. Awwwwww a huge congratulations to you and your husband. Can't wait to read more about your journey into motherhood.

    I'm not trying to get pregnant yet, but can I just say think it very sweet of you to still think about and pray for women who are struggling with infertility, it just goes to show the selfless, loving, kind heart that you have.

    God bless you.

  5. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! that nausea was a pain and I'm glad that it is getting better. I wish you and Jon all the best in this wonderful journey. I suppose my surprise dream was right on- I figured I was right. :) I may be blogging about dreams soon. :)

  6. OMG!!!! That is so exciting Mrs. K!! Congrats to you and the mister and I cannot wait for updates!

  7. I am so happy to read the update. I am so happy it only took three months - my prayers to those ladies still waiting for theirs.

    You will get well very soon and I am sure you have a beautiful bump and I can't wait to read every detail of your pregnancy.

    I find that pregnancy has made my hair and nails look healthier too.

    A big hug, Mrs/Mama K.

  8. Congrats. Sounds like we are going to due around the same time. I had some of the same feelings that you had. It is an exciting time.

  9. I love hearing all about your pregnancy, so feel free to share. I love hearing about all that stuff. Are you going to find out the sex or do you want to be surprised. Or will you keep it a surprise from us and family. You are truly blessed lady. That was pretty happy for you!!!

  10. Congrats to you and hubby!!! My pregnancy was such an exciting time, and I never felt more beautiful. I pray all the best for you!

  11. COngrats again and blog away about any and everything you want to, it's your blog after all.

    As you were detailing your experience of finding out you were pregnant it took me back to when I got pregnant for the first time and when we were navigating the politics of who to tell and when. No one wants to find out they were last. hahah

    Hope your nausea gets better. I never really had it with any of my pregnancies but I have heard that ginger cookies or ginger ale are good ailments for it. Good luck and we look forward to more updates from you!

    How's the house decorating coming? Last I think you wrote about the house you were just moving in and excited to fix it up a bit...

  12. I'm late at reading... but congratulations!!!!! Super exciting news and I pray for the best for your family! Can't wait until you share more news!

  13. Love the update! Congrats again. BTW - You are giving me hope! :-) We're in month 4 of actively trying and sometimes it's hard to stay optimistic. So glad to hear Baby K is doing well, but definitely sorry you're still dealing with morning sickness -- I really hope it passes soon, especially now that you're in the second trimester. How did you tell your husband (was he with you when you found out or did you tell him in another way)? Can't wait to hear how you told your family, too!

  14. Mrs. K.

    I know I'm late to the party, but I did want to say congratulations! Enjoy this special time.. Even if you aren't able to blog about it, take a lot of pictures and document as much as you can on paper, anywhere because the memories will be great.

  15. You’re certainly a lucky woman, Mrs. K! :] Yes, some couples go through a lot trying to bear a child. In this world, you’ll realize that you just can’t get everything you want, but if things are meant to happen, they will at the perfect time and place. Patience is, indeed, a virtue. ;)


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