Saturday, January 30, 2010



I've made a new blog for my pregnancy journey

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Please follow that blog now, as I'll be removing this one soon!!


Sleeping & Eating

As I sit and type, I have to stop occasionally and sit very still. The nausea is bad this morning. I still haven't thrown up (Thank God) but the nausea is getting worse every day. Mix that with some nice heartburn, and I'm feeling lovely!

You know what though? I'm not actually complaining. Overall, I feel pretty good.

Yesterday DH and I decided to get out of the house. We went to the shops and I loaded up on books.
Yes, I went a little mad in the book store. But I love to read and I'm sure I'll be done reading these books in no time. We even got DH a book (The Be Prepared one above). DH is not a reader. He can't remember the last time he read an entire book. But he's really enjoying this book (He said because it's got pictures too! LOL) and says that it's teaching him a lot.

We then decided to go to the movies. We haven't been in a while and thought we should go. We got tickets for the 4:45 showing of Did You Hear About The Morgans? and went off to have a late lunch at an Indian restaurant. I was starving by the time we sat down, and boy, did I eat. I overate (which left me feeling quite uncomfortable!). But the food was good!

We get to the cinema, and I sit back in the chair (we opted for the more expensive cinema that has Lazy Boys for chairs!). I kicked my flip-flops off, pushed my seat back and promptly fell asleep. What? I slept through a lot of the movie and only woke up because my arm had pins and needles. DH just laughed at me.

Today I'm planning on seeing a few girlfriends. One knows about the pregnancy, the other doesn't. I haven't made up my mind yet whether I'm gonna tell the other girlfriend yet, even after she sent me a message on Facebook saying, "I have a feeling you're pregnant. If I find out you are and you didn't tell me, I'll cause a scene" LOL I love my friends!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Still Sinking In

It's still sinking in that I'm pregnant. I'm so excited and just in awe.

I haven't peed on any more sticks - surprisingly - and even DH hasn't asked me to pee on any more! I've got a doctor's appointment on Monday to make sure everything is good.

I feel good. I've got a lot of nausea, but I guess that's to be expected. No throwing up yet - Yay!

My family is still over joyed - my little brother is adamant that I'm going to have a boy. But something tells me it's going to be a girl. I guess that's my intuition again ;) I'm going shopping today to get some books - baby names, what to eat, etc.

I feel so blessed. I have been thanking God daily (and more than once) for this gift. DH went out last night with his guy friends (I was asleep in bed LOL) and when he came home, he said he'd been thinking about me and our baby the whole night. He didn't tell his buddies, which surprised me, but he admitted that he was close to telling them.

So far, only our family and a few very close friends know. We're not going to shout it to the world until we're a bit further on. Although I think rumours are starting thanks to Facebook! My mother's status is 'Surprises in the air - watch this space' and I simply put 'happy' as my status... Now I've had a gazillion comments on it asking why {when did it start not being ok to just be happy? lol} and even a few private messages asking why.

My response to all is 'I'm just happy' but I can't wait to tell them all about it later. I think I'll just put up a sonogram pic or the picture of my digi as my profile pic and see how long it takes people to put two and two together LOL.

DH and I started talking about names last night. So far, for a girl, I love Addison. My mum doesn't really like it though. My second choice is Nyla. But I want to go get some baby names books and get out my highlighters {God, I sound like a geek!} DH likes Addison too. For boys, we've got a few more names: Lucas, Jeremiah, and Carter. But I'm not really thinking so much about boys names, cos I just feel like it's gonna be a girl!

On Monday, I'm going to check out these pregnancy yoga classes that my friend was telling me about. I'm also going to get all my prenatal vitamins that my Doctor will recommend I take. I'm starting on Folic Acid today, but will speak to my doctor about it more.

I'm sure I'll be back later with lists of names ;)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Digital Times

So just a quick update, for now.

I took the plunge and peed on a digital test. I'm only 11DPO. I didn't think anything would come up - considering I'm early!

There's no denying that sucker!

I'm so excited!!! I so wanna wake DH up and show him, but he's so tired!!

I'm just gonna dance around my living room instead :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Giddy like a School Girl!

The last 24 hours for me have been insane. I feel like I haven't stopped smiling.

DH came home from work and I showed him the pics of the tests. He's very happy but still cautious. I couldn't sleep last night for happiness.

This morning DH was gone by the time I woke up, so I took another test and saw a faint line (it was a pink-dye test) but I couldn't (for the life of me) get a good picture of it!!

I spoke to my mum and she was really upset about some stuff that's going on. I had no intention of telling her anything yet, but she was so upset on the phone, I knew I had to tell her. She was pretty shocked at first, then she was ecstatic. I told her not to put it on Facebook {My mother still hasn't learnt Facebook etiquette.} and she told me she'd only tell my step-father. I rang my grandmother to tell her and when she answered the phone, she exclaimed, "Honey, congratulations! I've just heard the news!" So much for my mum just telling my step-dad, huh?

I spoke to my step-dad and he was mega excited. He said that he thinks I'm gonna have a girl. And I think that as well. I don't know - it's a feeling I've got! Plus girls first run in both mine and DH's family!

I spoke to my little brother and told him about it. He's very happy about becoming an uncle!

Then I felt bad that all my family knew but none of DH's did. I spoke to him on his lunch break and said that we need to ring his family. I said I'd wait til he got home but he told me to ring them all. So first I rang his parents and told them - they were shocked but couldn't be happier. His mum said, "Oh wow! My second grandbaby!"

I then spoke to my sister-in-law. The conversation went like this:
Me: "Hey honey, how are you?"
Her: "I'm good! Is everything OK? How are you?"
Me: "I'm great!! I was actually ringing to tell you that X is going to be getting a cousin."
Her: "What?"
Me: "X is gonna get a cousin!"
Her: "From who??"
Me: "Um, us?!"
Her: [Screaming in my ear]

She's very excited and keeps leaving cryptic messages on my Facebook wall. I told both families that we want to keep it very quiet. We only want immediate family knowing until we know more.

I called my doctor earlier and told her what had happened. She said that considering I took the test in the afternoon (and not with FMU) and it came up positive, there's no doubt in her mind that I'm pregnant. I'm going in on Monday to start doing some blood tests (I figure Monday's safe. Period is due tomorrow/Friday, so if by chance the witch does show up, then I've got time to cancel the appointment). My doctor was like, "I guess I'll be seeing you Monday. And honey? Congratulations!" So speaking to her made me feel a lot better.

I went out this morning and got the cutest onesie in white, saying "I love my Daddy!" As long as everything goes well on Monday, I'm going to give it to him then.

Anyway, I'm hungry again, so let me leave you with some peestick pictures!


Edited to add some better pics:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The beginning of something?

Ok, here goes!

I had a nap this afternoon (for about 2 hours) and when I woke up - something just told me to POAS. So I did. I wasn't expecting anything... After all, I'm only 9DPO...

The pics aren't great. I've tried to play around with them. But I can see the start of a line (I think). I never expect to see lines on my own tests and I was holding it in every different light in my house to see if I was seeing things. The line I see in real life is very thin, and at the left side of the test... I know Blue Dyes can be iffy, but I figured I might be OK cos it's a Clear Blue one.

So, this might be the start of a BFP! Of course, I'm sitting here telling myself not to get my hopes up, but I'm smiling like someone who slept with a coat hanger in their mouth!!

Up before the Sun

So, I'm awake a lot earlier than usual. DH had to go to work at 6am, so the alarm went off at 5am. I'm annoyed because I asked him last night to be quiet when he gets up, but he wasn't.

The alarm went off and in my sleep, I was nudging him to get up. I didn't want to wake up because I wanted to take my temps at 7 as I always do. He gets out of bed, goes into the bathroom, turns on the light and goes to the toilet - with the door open!! So I grabbed my BBT, took my temperature and got up.

I know he wasn't trying to be inconsiderate - he's not a great morning person anyway, so waking up so early is a big thing for him. But, he annoyed me, and he knows it.

As well as being tired, I'm feeling nauseous. I keep getting extra saliva in my mouth and I get that horrible 'I'm about to throw up' feeling. So far, I haven't thrown up (thank God, I hate throwing up!) but the nausea is definitely there.

I'm on DPO9 and can't wait for the next few days to pass so that I can POAS.

I'm going to try to wait til Feb 1st to test. It'll be DH's first 'official' day at work so he won't be home. I've decided that if I get a BFP (I will, I will, I will!) that I won't tell him til he gets home. I'll go and get him something from the baby shop around the corner - something to let him know that it was a BFP!

Please Lord, let this be our cycle!

The dogs have been driving me mad. They've always loved to cuddle, but this is now getting ridiculous. At night, when we go to bed, they give me zero space in the bed. The big boy has started sleeping in between my legs with his head on my tummy and the big girl now tries to lay beside me - and if not, she tries to lay on me. I love them, but they've become so needy and I don't know why! Maybe another pregnancy sign?

I've noticed for the past few days that I've had an upset stomach in the mornings. I really don't know why - I'm not eating anything that I don't normally. Anyone else had this prior to a BFP?

I'll sign off now, with my last words being begging: Please scatter us with baby dust and keep your fingers and toes crossed that this is our cycle!!