Thursday, March 8, 2012
Plans? What Plans?
Josh and I had all these great plans of graduating, going on several trips this year, moving to California and both working full-time (dual income baby). Neither of us were super baby hungry and did not see the need to start popping out kids soon. I really wanted to get off birth control to try and loose some weight. I got an app on my phone that would help me to follow an ovulation calendar. Low and behold, that didn't work and within a few weeks of stopping the birth control I noticed I skipped my period (which never happens). I was sitting in class on a Tuesday morning (in January) and thought, man it's been a while since my period. I glanced at my calendar and sure enough, I had missed it. I got this feeling and knew instantly I was pregnant. So I ran to WalMart before going to work, bought a pregnancy test and ran to the bathroom. I felt a little trashy doing it at WalMart, but I had to know!! It had to take three minutes, so I put the cap back on and placed it back in the wrapper. I figured once I got across the street to work, it would be time. Soon as I get out of the parking lot I couldn't wait any longer, I pulled out the test and sure enough, it said positive. I couldn't believe it. I just got a huge smile on my face and kept saying, "OH MY GOSH!" It was the craziest feeling. I called the OB to "confirm" and they told me if you took a urine sample, it's pretty accurate. I went into work and hadn't seen my boss for over a week (she was out of town). Soon as I walk in she says, "How are you?" I said, "I'm pregnant" and handed her the test. She was shocked. Of course the rest of the day at work, I couldn't stop looking at baby stuff online. I skipped my evening class and tried to figure out how I was going to tell Josh. He had been G-chatting with me all day while we were both at work and it took everything in me not to say anything. I wanted it to be a complete surprise. How did I end up telling him? I went to the party store and got a ton of balloons (some with helium and some without) and put them in the master bedroom. I had two balloons tied to the front door, green and yellow (I didn't want to be too obvious). Then I had a confetti trail from the front door to the bedroom. I was waiting in the room holding my phone to record his reaction, the positive pregnancy test and the sign that read in Indonesian, "I'm pregnant! You're going to be a dad!"
He finally got home and took FOREVER to come to the bedroom. Mind you, I hadn't cried all day and of course when I see Josh, the flood gates came down. He walked in and immediately covered his mouth in disbelief. He kept saying "Shut Up," over and over. He thought I was kidding...yeah because it's April Fools day or something. Once I handed him the result, he hugged me and we both cried. What a shock?! I think Josh didn't believe it until we went for our first appointment. The ultrasound was so clear and the baby came right on the screen...and only one baby. We are due September 20 but the OBGYN expects me to deliver early.
For me to be pregnant, it is not like normal women who have nothing to worry about. For those of you who have lived under a rock the last 5+ years, I have heart problems. SURPRISE! It is a lot more serious for me to get pregnant and a lot more risky. Week 20-25 will be the most crucial. This five weeks will determine if my heart will be able to go through with the pregnancy or not...yes that means the baby will have to be aborted if things are not going well. It is very emotional to think about, especially with how much more excited I get each day. BUT, the doctors (my OBGYN and Cardiologist) bot expect this pregnancy to be very uneventful...which is what we want!! I normally don't ask people to help me, BUT Josh and I would appreciate any prayers for the health of this baby.
March 14- will be one day shy of 13 weeks