Hey ya'll! I found these notes that I took about my first pregnancy with Lincoln. Just some fun facts about finding out about the pregnancy, how I told hubby, family, and friends, food aversions, etc. I will do a similar post for baby #2. Enjoy! xoxo, ILA
CONGRATULATIONS!! IT’S A BLUE LINE
Where and when I took the home pregnancy test: at our condo in Georgetown the day after my birthday. I was feeling extremely tired and nauseous the past few weeks. Ryan and I were SURE that I wasn't pregnant, but wanted to be positive. He went to CVS in Georgetown and bought the Clear Blue Pregnancy Test.
First reaction when I realized it was positive: TOTAL SHOCK. Ryan and I were not planning on having a baby. In fact, we just got married a few weeks ago! I guess I felt like I had my life planned out a certain way in my head, which meant waiting a few years to start a family.... PLUS I had just started business school. However, after the initial shock wore off, I grew excited. Extremely excited!
How I told my hubby: So after Ryan came home with the tests, I quickly went to the bathroom to take them. Ryan was snacking in the kitchen when I returned with wide eyes and an elevated heart rate! He looked at me and asked, "So, did you take it?" I sank into our ottoman as the reality set in, "I'm pregnant." I said meagerly.
Reaction: Ryan broke out into the LOUDEST laugh! We then sat on the ottoman together and pondered the thought, mostly in silence. We both grew excited after the reality set in.
Who we told right away and their reactions: Ryan and I waited to tell a single soul before we saw the doctor and had him verbally confirm the pregnancy. I went to the doctor around 8 weeks for a checkup and sure enough, I tested positive. During the visit, I was also able to hear the baby's heartbeat! Also during the visit, my mom called... ah (mother's instincts!) I called her on the way home and still did not tell her. I wanted to so badly, but first had to talk with Ryan. That night, we told my parents and told Ryan's shortly after.
When I told my friends/coworkers: I told my friends and co-workers at about 3 months. Doctors say you are in the clear at that point and the chance of miscarraige goes down significantly.
THE FIRST PRENATAL VISIT
My OB-GYN is: Dr. Wulf-Gutierrez at Georgetown Hospital. At first I had a male doctor, simply for the fact that I wanted to just SEE a doctor. He then left the hospital for some God-send of a reason and I had the opportunity to see Dr. Wulf, who my sisters-in-law highly recommend (both are currently med school students/residents at Georgetown). Dr. Wulf is wonderful. She is a teaching physician, so I am hoping she will be present at my delivery - ah! With school and being a wifey, it is so hard to find the time for a new doctor. Plus, I believe I am in good hands!
Our due date: May 14th, 2015
My current weight: 135lbs. (ah!)
I'm thinking about delivering the baby:
Other notes from this first visit: I was able to hear baby's heartbeat and to see the first ultrasound. It was so special.
HONEY, WILL YOU HOLD BACK MY HAIR
All the fun and gory details about morning (noon?) (night?) sickness: I had no idea I was pregnant, but I did know that I was oh-so-nauseous!! After I found out, it really was no surprise if I paid attention to the signs and added it all up. I had pretty bad morning sickness. It was probably the worst in the mornings when I woke up and did my makeup. Sitting in class sometimes helped get my mind off of it, but also sometimes aggravated it. I didn't throw up EVER, thank goodness. However, I did have the feeling like I was going to throw up.
Times of day when I feel the worst: morning and anytime I didn't eat!! If my stomach was empty, it was BAD.
My stomach churns at the mere scent of: coffee - yuck! Meat. Really all food gives me food aversions except juice, fruit and refined carbs. Shucks! No wonder I put on 6 lbs. in the first trimester!
Foods that generally calm my belly: juice, fruit and crackers!
CRAVINGS & AVERSIONS
Cravings: juice, fruit, crackers, bread, english muffins, pasta with butter, popcorn. I don't really have too many cravings. These were really the only foods that I could swallow without feeling ill.
Aversions: Everything except the above!
My philosophy when it comes to cravings:
The weirdest food craving I've had so far is: a hamburger. Sounds pretty standard, but normally I would never order a hamburger when dining out. During the first trimester, I ordered hamburgers twice because it sounded really good.... despite my food aversion to meat. Weird!
POSSIBLE DATE OF CONCEPTION
Possible date/occasion of conception: So we took our honeymoon in Kauai in early August and I started my lady business at the very end (YES I remember! It was my honeymoon!) Also, when we were buying tampons at the Hyatt, someone stole Ryan's $20 bill. We told hotel security and they ended up comping us $100. Those kinds of stories you don't forget! Ultimately, we thought the culprit was a little girl. That being said, I believe we conceived some time when we got home during my opening term of school, although I don't know how! We were both SO busy - Ryan with his new job and me being on campus from 7AM to 11PM. It must have been around mid to late August.
My earliest pregnancy symptoms (if any): nausea and fatigue. BIG TIME.
My current disposition:
My energy level has been:
Music that we have been listening to: Taylor Swift's new album!! Mostly "Blank Space", "Style" and "Welcome to New York". Baby also loves "Wildest Dreams." Other favorites are anything by Jubel.
Recent movie I've seen: How to Train Your Dragon!
Book I'm reading: "Happiest Baby On the Block"
Top news story at the moment: Racial police officer shootings. It is so sad that people think the police office was being a racist and now they are starting fires everywhere!! What the heck!