Next appointment: I'm planning to call tomorrow to try and schedule my first appointment.
Total weight gain/loss: I weighed myself on the 5th and I'm 145.6 (I believe ha!)
Exercise: just chasing my two crazies all day
Maternity clothes: nope
Belly button: innie
Sleep: I've been waking up randomly through the night. Several nights I was up around 4:00-4:30am for no reason.
Food cravings: none- just about anything sounds good, however I am eating more sandwiches (I think part of that is my body detoxing from the holidays ha!)
Symptoms: some acne, "growing pains" in my stomach area- like pulling a muscle when I move funny. I've been super thirsty and gassy. 😋
Labor signs: -
What I miss: at this moment nothing!
What I'm loving: I am still trying to wrap my head around it. Just can't believe we are going to have THREE precious babes! I'm loving feeling AWESOME and just the excitement of having another child. I read that today the heart is spitting into four chambers and that the HEART IS BEATING and pumping blood now. What a MIRACLE!!!
What I'm looking forward to: our first doctors appointment.
Best moment this week: well on the 5th we found out we were pregnant! I was scheduled to start my period that day (if my 26 day cycle continued- previous periods nov 13 and dec 9). I had purchased some of the cheap testing strips on Am.azon back in November when Karl was really trying to get pregnant. The night of the 4th we had just gotten home from grandma and grandpa Lindsay's house and I took a test just out of pure curiosity. The test was negative and I didn't think anything of it. The next morning (the 5th) I took another test. It says results can take 5 minutes but I waited three or four and didn't see anything. Since we had stopped using prevention methods back in November, every cycle I just prayed for Gods will. If he wanted us to have a child I knew it would have to be I his timing, and I also knew that maybe now wasn't the time he had planned to grow the family. After watching the test that morning for several minutes. I immediately saw the test line but no other line. I went ahead and took a shower while rg was watching tv and SJ was sleeping in bloke way in! She didn't get up until almost 11:30pm!) while in the showered I again just prayed to TRUST Gods perfect will for our life. I began to think that maybe there was a reason we weren't pregnant and maybe we should wait until this time next year to try again. After all I was getting pretty comfortable having two fairly independent children hehe. As I got out of the shower I glanced at the test and thought I saw a VERY faint line. I looked harder and it was definitely there! I honestly was completely shocked bc when I had looked earlier nothing was there. I thought that maybe it was some sort of evaporation line that appeared after waiting too long. I grabbed another test and took it. I made sure to set the timer precisely and wait the full 5 minutes - sure enough around the 4 minute mark another line started to appear!! I just couldn't believe it!! I was sooo excited and nervous at the same time. I wanted so bad to tell my blog besties but I sealed my lips bc I so wanted to tell Karl first this time. And I wanted to surprise him since I haven't really ever done that before. I tried to hide my excitement that day when he got home but secretly I was googling fun ways to announce a pregnancy. I didn't find extra-ordinary so I thought maybe I'd just wait and tell him the next day when I could plan something a little more meaningful. I had really wanted to tell the girls and then let rg tell Karl but I felt like that was a reaction he might want to see too so I decided against that. When he got home he mentioned going to GG's and finishing some shelving for Donna and take some of the many boxes of baby clothes we had packed up, to her basement. I agreed. While we were down at donnas, the boys worked and the girls played with Donna. I told them I needed to run to target to get some deodorant bc we were out (which was the case). I left and when I arrived at target I realized I had left my wallet at home. I was so excited I was literally shaking hehe. I returned with my wallet and while I was there I decided to browse the newborn clothes and I found both a newborn "little brother" and "little sister" sleeper. I grabbed them both and went to the card section. I was in a mad dash bc I didn't want them to worry about me being gone so long for just deodorant haha! I found a cute card and then grabbed the deo. I decided I should get a digital test (since Karl never believed the "faint" lines during previous pregnancies.) I grabbed the test, a gift bag and some tissue paper (in addition to the other things I had already grabbed) and checked out. I then went back to Donnas house. I decided to take the test (I just couldn't wait and I wanted to be sure I was indeed pregnant too!) and wrap it up to give to Karl with the clothes. It took the FULL three minutes to show "PREGNANT!" I was getting nervous and just waiting on one of my girls to bust in the bathroom. Thankfully, that didn't happen and I hid the test and all evidence in my purse. We gathered the girls and headed home. When we got home I put the girls to bed as quickly as possible. I whispered to SJ that she was going to be a big sister. She just looked at me in disbelief hehe. I had Karl read the girls a book and while he did that I found a old tiny toms box to put the pregnancy test in and I wrapped the test in tissue paper and put it in the box. I got the newborn sleepers and wrapped them up in the bottom of the gift bag and then placed toms on top with a card tucked inside the bag. I also set up my phone to start recording. I showed Karl the gift bag and told him I had a late birthday present to give him (his birthday was the 29th of December). He smiled and came to open it. When he opened the test be just looked at it and said "is this for real!?" And I squad "yes, look at it!@ he replied "yea, but is this like a legit test?"he was smiling from ear to ear so I knew he was beyond excited and super happy! I then have him the card and at one point he high fives me. What a man! 😂. That night we just sat and talked forever about our sweet little (GROWING!) family. 😊
We are incredibly happy and so excited! Praising God for this new life he has knit together inside my woumb!