How did you find out you were pregnant? I knew I was pregnant about 4 days past ovulation when I noticed changes in my breasts.
What kind of Pregnancy test did you take? 2 First Response ‘6 Day Sooner’ tests and 4 dollar store tests.
How many? 6 total. I would wake up at 5am (when Joe woke up for work) every 2-3 days to test.I was just a little anxious to know! I saw a very faint positive line on the first test, but Joe couldn’t see it. I even edited the picture and added arrows to point out the faint line, and he still didn’t see it. So I kept testing until it was obvious!
What were your 1st symptoms? Sore breasts, swollen glands, mood swings, flu-like feelings Who did you tell first? My husband, and then my sister. (I wanted to surprise my parents)
Who was with you when you found out? My husband. This is when we knew for sure:
My 1st reaction: To praise and thank the Lord for this creation of life and that He who has begun a good thing in me will see it to completion!
Was your baby planned? Yes, and on first try.
When was the baby conceived? During Thanksgiving vacation.
How far were you when you found out? I was about 4 days past ovulation when I knew, but showed up on the pregnancy tests two weeks later.
How did your parents react? Joe and I flew down to Louisiana for Christmas, and after my parents picked us up from the airport, we went out to breakfast. There I gave them a customized card I had made with cinnamon buns on the front and said “Guess what we’ve got?!” And inside read “A BUN IN THE OVEN!” Their reaction:
Due Date: August 23, 2014
Do you know the sex? Yes, it’s a girl! 😀
Any names? Eleanor Grace, nickname “Ellie”
Any Ultrasounds? Our first, unofficial ultrasound was in the emergency room when I was 9 weeks pregnancy. We also got to hear the heart beat for the first time. Joe held my hand, and we cried. I had my first official ultrasound the following week at my first OB appointment at 10 weeks.
at 18 weeks, we had the 2nd trimester anatomy ultrasound.
Have you heard the heart beat? First in the ER at 9 weeks, and then at every OB appointment. She has a very strong beat!
Who do you think it will look like? I hope she has Joe’s curly/wavy hair and blue eyes!
Will the baby have siblings? Yes!
Have you felt the baby move? Yes. The first time was at 14 weeks when I felt the first little flutter, and I haven’t been able to keep her still since then!
Did you have morning sickness? Yes, the first trimester was hard due to all the sickness. However, I don’t think I had real ‘morning sickness’ for as long as I originally thought. I had a nasal drip that triggered my gag-reflex. Once I took care of the sinus issue, I had no more sickness!
Did you have any cravings? The first few weeks i craved anything spicy! I ate straight wasabi and put tabasco sauce on everything! Then I craved bean burritos from Taco Bell. My wonderful husband would go out in the middle of the night to get me a bean burrito from Taco Bell. And then it changed to thick, juicy hamburgers, pizza, and milkshakes – and high protein foods.
Did you have any mood swings? YES! Especially during the first trimester. I was a mess. My dear, sweet husband put up with me wonderfully!
Are you a high risk pregnancy? Nope! Everything has been ‘textbook’! Doctor has remarked on how well I’m doing.
Any complications? No.
Formula or Breastfeeding? Breastfeeding. We all an old fashioned, ‘God’s way(design) is the best way’ kind of people.
Have you bought anything for the baby yet? Yes, I think the first thing we bought was a crib.
When did you start to show? Around 16 weeks, I think.
How long could you wear your regular clothes? Until around 10-12 weeks along. My pre-pregnancy pants ‘fit’ but began to be uncomfortable.
Will you keep the baby’s clothes? Probably safe for next baby, unless worn out.
Home or Hospital? Hospital. I don’t know if I’m natural enough for a home birth.
Natural or Medicated birth? Natural, unmedicated.
Who will be in the delivery room with you? My husband and maybe a friend from church
Do you think you will need a C-section? No, I don’t think so!
Will you cry when you hold the baby for the 1st time? More than likely! I cry at everything now!
What’s the 1st thing you might say to the baby? Mommy Loves you!
Will you let anyone video tape the birth? I don’t think so.
Are you excited? ABSOLUTELY!
Who will help you with the baby after the birth? Joe.
What is your favorite thing about being pregnant? Feeling the baby move. And feeling incredibly humbled that God has chosen us to have and raise one of His children.
What is the worst thing about being pregnant? Not being able to turn/roll over in my sleep. I have to wake up, sit up, and go down on the other side. I can’t wait to be able to roll over again!
What’s one thing you miss doing since being pregnant? I miss having the energy to take on more physical projects and exercise with my old intensity. Oh, and cycling! I miss my bike.
Any days you wish you were not pregnant? Yes, there are days I wish the pregnancy were over and I had my baby in my arms instead of my belly. I’m growing weary of having to waddle up and down the stairs and being out of breath all the time.
Are you ready for a baby? I think we’re ready as much as we can be!
Do you have insurance? Yes!
How many kids do you want? As many as the Lord wants us to have! 🙂
Do you talk to the baby? Yes, and I read to her, and her daddy talks and sings to her too.
Do you still feel attractive? Not so much anymore.
Have you had your baby shower yet? Our church gave us a baby shower at the end of May. My mom is having one at the end of July.
Do you like kids? Yes, we both love kids!
How far along are you now? 34 weeks!