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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What a week!

It has been quite the week for us! I will start with last Wednesday when we found out our news.........I did go to the doctor and confirm my pregnancy. I was given a due date of January 29th!!



After Kevin got home from work Wednesday, we went to my parents house to tell them the news and then to Kevin's parents house. For my parents, it worked out in our favor because they were demo-ing the full bathroom and had almost everything ripped out. My Dad was letting Kevin make holes in the wall with the hammer but I didn't want to be swinging anything so he told me to write something on the drywall. I decided to write 'May 20, 2009.....congratulations to the grandparents to be'. We then told them to see what we wrote and my Mom came out crying and asking who that was. We also got them a piggy bank jar that says 'grandchild change'.

At Kevin's parents house, we got them a card to tell them the news. They read it and after the first sentence knew what was going on. They were very happy as well and were giving us hugs and asking questions. We let them know the little that we knew and that was it.

It was so great that we had the extended holiday weekend from work to celebrate and relax. I still haven't been feeling any symptoms yet except for my chest soreness but then again, I'm only 5 weeks. I've been a little more hungry, as well. Things seems to be going along just fine, so that is great news!

We have our next appointment on June 17th for an ultrasound and new OB visit. I can't wait to see how things have progressed and changed from now until then. I will post more after that appointment.

Love,
Holly

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Has it FINALLY happened??

Where do I start? Kevin and I have been married for 2 1/2 years and have been trying to get pregnant for the last year. It's been such a struggle for us and we just couldn't figure out why. I had MANY tests done and I was fine except for my ovulation. My origianl doctor, whom I've seen since I started going, wouldn't budge on giving me any fertility meds so I went to see a new doctor in the same practice. He was wonderful............and coincidentally, he's my Mom's doctor as well. He saw there was an issue and prescribed me clomid at my first appointment. Problem was, I was in one of my long, almost 3 month cycles and had to wait 1 1/2 months before I could start it.

In the meantime, Kevin was directed to get some testing done. He decided he wanted to wait until we tried our first round of clomid and if it didn't work, then he'd go to see what was up. We waited and waited and finally I got the start of my cycle. I can't tell you how happy/excited/scared I was to start it. I was just thinking, should I tell people we got it or keep it a surprise in case it works. Everybody found out and that was fine with me.

I started the clomid on April 24th and used my ovulation monitor in conjunction with it just to see if the meds were working. Well it said they were so we just hoped for the best. Over the course of the last 2 weeks I have been feeling pretty weird and I had a temperature when I went to the doctor last week. I wasn't sick, no infections! My boobs have been sore, my back was hurting bad and yesterday my tummy started hurting. I was just waiting for my fertility monitor to tell my cycle was coming and then I was going to test.

Well I woke up this morning and turned on my monitor and there it was, the symbol that said my cycle was coming. So I decided to test for the heck of it. Within a minute, I got a PREGNANT reading. I didn't know what to do. I was up early, it was about 6am, Kevin was still sleeping. I didn't know if I should tell him before I went to the doctor, if I should wait to tell him. I just sat by myself for about 15 minutes and when I heard the alarm go off, I ran in the bedroom and woke Kevin up and said, 'Good morning, daddy to be!'. He just pulled me down by him and hugged for what seemed like forever. He kept saying, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah'.

We are both so overwhelmed right now! When you're so used to throwing away pregnancy test after pregnancy test, you start to expect to have to do that. Not this time!! I am going to the doctor to confirm today but I really feel I am and there's no changing that great news!

Love,
Mommy and Daddy To Be