I took another test this morning, just to be sure, and TWO LINES again!! Boom. This is for real!!!!
I’m just really hoping that it sticks. To be sure, we’re not telling everyone yet, since it’s our first baby and I’m not sure how my body is going to handle it. My family is definitely the kind of family where if one person knows, they all know, so we’re just going to err on the safe side and wait. I’m so excited for the moment when we do get to tell them- they’ll flip 😀
The bonus? One of my good friends found out she was pregnant 4 days before I did!! We’ll be able to share stories and help each other out, so for that I’m pretty stoked. Also, her hubby and the Pilot are good little friends, so I love the way it worked out. Fingers crossed for each of us to make it all the way through.
Finishing this one May 3:
So today I went to take a blood test on base just to make sure that all is bueno. Also, I think they make you take a blood test in case you’re lying (?) and they can refer you to an OB. Of course, I got to deal with all of the mumbo jumbo with Tricare since we’re still technically stationed in Georgia, but it was pretty painless. Before I knew it, I was in the “fainter chair” in the blood draw lab (I’m a giant wuss) having my arm poked. They’re supposed to call me tomorrow.
How I’m feeling so far:
-Pretty great and excited, but an emotional trainwreck. I was talking to the Pilot on the phone yesterday and he mentioned that he forgot something that we had talked about. I felt SO hurt that he forgot about it and started crying. Boy oh boy, is he in for a ride…. Poor guy. Hopefully it won’t be like this all the time.
-The girls are sore and a little swollen. This was actually one of the first signs I noticed. I was trying swimsuits on the other night and couldn’t believe how big they looked. Amazing.
-I have a weird, light tugging in my lower abdomen. I know a lot is going on down there and while it doesn’t hurt, I definitely feel it. It’s comforting though… makes me feel like something’s happening.
-I’m bloated. I’m sure (hope?) no one else can notice, but I can’t suck my stomach in. It won’t go in, so it’s just chillin’ there. I kind of look like I had a footlong sub.. and want seconds.
-My hips are sore. My mom’s advice: they’re going to be sore because they’re spreading. Thanks, mom. Haha.
I don’t have any nausea (yet) and really feel all in all pretty normal except for the fact that my appetite sucks. It’s very hard to have a food blog when food doesn’t sound the least bit appealing, which makes it even more difficult to keep all of this a secret.
All I want to eat are protein muffins and cheesy toast. Oh, and Veganaise 😉