Friday, July 17, 2009

The One With A Little Bit Of Back Ground . . .

Well, I will try to not post EVERY post about the baby, but it seems to be my life right now. :)
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.


Keith and Heidi said...

Yay Michelle!! Congrats!! It is so exciting being pregnant. I am so excitied for you!!

Jen said...

That's so exciting...the background info is certainly appreciated. I've been married a month and have not felt even the tiniest baby inclings...quite the opposite actually...I guess that's good though. Let us know when you know if your baby is a girl or a boy!

Becky said...

The additional information only makes me more excited for you! Keep sharing anytime you want...

DeRosa080208 said...

I'm so excited for you! AND PS. Don't apologize for your beliefs, especially on YOUR blog. Love ya!