In case you missed my big announcement yesterday, I was really sparse on the details. Not that I want to go into too many details. I’m not that kind of girl. And my husband would be mortified if I shared too much of our personal life on the internet.
But I think everyone needs a little more detail than what I posted on that original post.
First of all, I’m 19 weeks along. I wanted to spill the beans so badly! I’m not good at keeping secrets, but I needed to make sure that our family and friends didn’t find out from my blog and then I needed permission from my husband to post about it. So I hid out from my blog a little.
Hiding out from my blog also stemmed from my worst pregnancy symptoms. First I had severe food aversions. While I think of this as a “whatever I want to post blog” it is still primarily a food blog. So when I was eating dinner of broccoli, cheese and a little scrambled eggs, I’m pretty sure no one else would have wanted to read about it.
My other horrible symptom was extreme fatigue. I’m taking wake up at 7:30pm head to work and be completely done by 3 pm. Pass out as soon as I got home. I had a Master’s class to finish, I had running to do, a dog to play with, a hubby to chat with, didn’t matter, I was sound asleep on my couch. It was like having mono, all I wanted to do all the time was sleep. I didn’t know it was a common pregnancy symptom
And that’s part of why I had no idea I was pregnant. It was a huge surprise! I found out at the beginning of March when I took a test, just in case. And without going into too much detail, the nurse at my doctor’s office convinced me that the flu I had had all of February might not have been the flu after all.
After a few calls to friends sworn to secrecy I found myself convincing a triage nurse that I REALLY didn’t know how far along I was. The first office I called gave me attitude. Yes, I’m 30 and I don’t know when the symptoms started up exactly.
We checked in on the baby a couple weeks later to do a nuchal translucency test, which helps determine if the baby has genetic abnormalities. If you’ve ever heard the heartbreak of someone who had a trisomy 18 you would want to screen for it too. (picture below is a picture of a picture, I didn’t realize it was blurry until I uploaded it, whoops)
And finally on Monday afternoon we got to do our physical screening and gender determining ultrasound. All anatomy looked perfect, but the peanut was being a little difficult about showing us the required gender structures. The ultrasound tech had to have me lie with my head lowered and rolled to my right side for baby to move and demonstrate that it could touch it’s forehead with it’s toes (where that flexibility comes from I don’t know). A quick peek told us it was a GIRL! We even got to see her yawn.
So with that news (and with people starting to slip up on my personal facebook), hubby finally gave the greenlight for disclosure. We are due October 13th and are starting to get really excited about it.
Hubby decided early on that he wanted the child to have the same initials as him. And I am all for it! We have a name picked out that we both love and a middle name that honors my grandfather. I still haven’t decided if I will share the baby’s real name once she is born (privacy concerns), but for now she is Little A. It’s the name I was calling her when I didn’t know what her gender was.
So, that’s the exciting news in my world. I need to run off to work, but I plan on posting what I’ve been up to since finding out about the baby (she’s already run more half marathons than most people have in a lifetime). If you have any questions (that aren’t too personal) feel free to ask them.