I thought I would give you a little back ground history about this baby. I won't tell everything, I will condense where possible, and try not to get too personal. :)
Well, as you know, Rick and I were married at the end of March. By the 2nd week of being married, all I could think about was having a baby. I didn't necessarily want one yet, but it was all I could think about, and thus all I could talk about. Poor Rick. :) I really did feel bad for doing that to Rick (talking about it so much so soon). Our plan was to wait a year or two, then to start trying. We felt that we needed that time (even though we had been together for 2 years) to form a good foundation on our marriage and to get as prepared as possible for a family.
Not to get too religious on you, but I have had God tell me several times throughout my life that my job here was to be a mom. I am only assuming that is why I constantly thought about being a mom so soon. I hope, though, that this doesn't mean I will have a "soccer team" (as my friends from student government in college say...)
So... after days and weeks of me talking about us having a baby, I finally talked myself out of thinking about it SO much. And, I am sure, that is when we concieved. Haha. :)
I thought I was pregnant by the middle of May because I was nautious, my girls were growing, and I had some other symptoms that I forget what they were (I had more symptoms then than I do now), along with other special experiences that I had. But my tests kept saying negative, so I just forgot about it.
On my birthday (the end of June), my mom took me out to lunch. I felt really bad, but I was really grumpy. Before we left, we had this conversation:
Me: "but good news is, my girls are still growing!"
Mom: "are you sure you aren't pregnant?"
Me: "yeah, I am sure!"
I went back to work, and realized that I was late. I went to Target on my way home and got a pack of 3 tests. Since I made a big deal out of thinking I was pregnant last month, I didn't even tell Rick. We ate dinner, then started getting ready for the gym. I took the test, then went to put it in the drawer. I figured that it would just be negative so I would check it when I got back from the gym. Well, as soon as I went to put it in the drawer, a big blue line instantly showed up. I stared at it for a while, then I took it into Rick without saying anything. I was speechless. I could not believe it. Neither could Rick. :) So, I took another test after the gym & then one more the next morning, so that we could be sure.
Now that it has happened, we couldn't be more excited. Rick even bought a baby football for the baby. I am glad we have 7 months to prepare.
I am so excited to be able to spend the weekend of the 24th with my family! We don't get to do things often enough together. I am sure I will have some pictures to post.