I'm pregnant!! We were so excited when we found out. I am 13 weeks right now and on Monday October 7th I will be 14 weeks! Our baby is due April 8th 2014.
Dane and I had wanted to get pregnant for a while, we were just waiting for the right time. Our original plan was to start trying in September because I would be in my last semester and we thought it would be a great time. At the end of June we started thinking about getting pregnant sooner. I would be closer to the end of my first trimester and if I got sick this would be very nice.
We decided to try in July. For some reason I have always had the fear that I wouldn't be able to get pregnant. Well I think I can put to rest all of my fears about being infertile because we got pregnant in the first week! And even before we took a test, somehow I knew I was pregnant. I can't really say how I knew it was just a feeling.
Waiting to take a pregnancy test was so hard. Especially because I was at my family reunion and I just wanted to share the fact that I might be pregnant with everyone. I was late, but we waited another week just to be sure. I took a pregnancy test on my birthday at my house in Virginia and I filmed mine and Dane's response to looking at the test. I wanted to surprise Dane in a creative way saying I was pregnant but I also wanted to record my reaction to the news so I just decided we would look together.
Best birthday present ever!
We couldn't wait to tell my parents and we thought all day how we would do it. After several ideas we decided we would tell them at dinner with these wax straws they give to kids that Courtney usually gets. Dane would challenge Courtney to a design contest and Dane would write out “We’re Pregnant!”
So we get to dinner and Courtney doesn’t get the wax straws! So Dane has to mention to Courtney that he wanted to play with them. He challenged her and she accepted. Dane was so excited to spell everything out that we did it so quickly and Courtney was making this awesome elaborate picture. Dane finished so fast that by the time we made the reveal it was kinda hard to read! But my mom figured it out right away and all my sisters got so excited. Naturally I started crying.
Telling Dane’s parents was even trickier. They are serving as mission presidents in the Philippines. Dane was back at his job in Idaho and I was still in Virginia. We tried to group skype but that wasn’t working. So Dane called me on Facetime while he skyped with his parents. He told me to show them what I got for my birthday. I held up the baby clothes but it was so hard for them to see that they couldn’t really tell what was going on. Finally Dane gave them a hint and said “Think Smaller.” The light went off in Dane’s Mom’s head and she got very excited. I cried again! But Dane’s Mom was crying shortly after so at least I wasn’t the only one!
I have had a pretty smooth pregnancy so far. I have had a little morning sickness at night but it comes and goes so fast and then I feel great again. The hardest thing to get use to is eating so much! I have to eat every two hours pretty much and it's so hard to keep up with that. If I forget to eat I get a little stomach sick but as soon as I eat I am fine! I do crave specific foods but it's nothing out of the ordinary. I crave dishes like Olive Garden Salad or pork burritos from Cafe Rio and of course Chick-fil-a. I am still in my normal clothes but some things are starting to feel a little tight.
Right now I am 15 weeks! I am starting to see a little tiny bump and it is both exciting and weird to see! You can’t really notice it right now with in my street clothes but I will post a picture of my bump within a week or two.