My pregnancy journey has been pretty quiet thus far and only been shared with family and friends.
I have yet to share the big news on any social media, so if you follow me on Instagram and just so happen to stumble across this blog…SURPRISE! 🙂
Like many women expecting, I wanted to at least go through my first trimester before sharing the news with the world.
I’ve been itching to do a first trimester update, but decided to instead start with my pregnancy story.
I recently read that stories are pretty popular for some reason, so this should be fun!
But don’t worry; I’ll be posting my first trimester update really soon, so be sure to come back for it.
Many women suspect they are pregnant not long after “the act” but that wasn’t the case for me at all.
Mainly because my husband and I weren’t planning to try for a baby until another 2-3 years.
But obviously God had other plans 🙂
I actually went 3 weeks waiting for my period to come because I just knew for sure that it was coming just like it did every month.
In fact, as I think back on it, I even bought pads a week in advance thinking I was being a responsible woman.
Boy, was I fooled!
I didn’t think I was pregnant until my cycle was 3 days late. But even then I convinced myself that I had been late before in the past.
So I sorta dismissed the thought but secretly told myself I would take a test if it didn’t start the next day.
Before I continue; keep in mind that I was having pregnancy symptoms that were very similar to premenstrual symptoms: sore breasts, fatigue, and headaches to be exact. (You’ll read more on this in my 1st trimester update)
Day 4 came and my period was still a no-show.
By this time I was really concerned and thought that I was either actually pregnant or something was going on with my body health wise which resulted in my cycle not coming.
I’ll be honest by saying that I seriously entertained the second thought more than anything else.
But after a long worrisome morning, I finally gave in and went to Dollar Tree to buy a pregnancy test.
I was on the phone with my hubby while I took the test but he had no idea because I didn’t want to make a big deal for no reason.
So I secretly peed in a plastic cup, dropped 3 drops on the test, set a timer for 3 minutes and waited.
I’ve read a lot of women stare at the test as they wait, and they talk about how fast the second line appeared.
In my case though, I couldn’t bring myself to sit and watch.
So I instead hid the test behind the shower curtain until the time was up.
Weird, I know, but my nerves were through the roof at this point. (My hubby could even sense something was up)
“Sometimes the most shocking surprises are also the most beautiful surprises.”
When I saw two bright lines on the test, my mouth fell open and I immediately started crying.
Quietly, of course, because I still didn’t tell my husband the news.
Even though there were many emotions I was feeling at once, I had decided to wait until I was in a better head space to tell him.
I’m not exactly sure why I cried, but I can honestly admit that I was very shocked and not happy with the unexpected.
As I stated before, my husband and I didn’t have a baby in our plans until later down the line, but we definitely welcomed the idea and even talked about it happening pretty often.
I guess what really got to me was the fact that this pregnancy came completely from left field and it scared the crap out of me.
All I could think about is…
“Are we ready for another child?”
“Will I be able to mother 3 kids?”
“Do we have the patience for one more?”
I understand that these thoughts may be shocking to many because there are women who would love to experience pregnancy.
Trust me, I am well aware of the magnitude of the blessing God gave us and I don’t take it for granted one bit.
I just had to wrap my mind around the idea of adding another human to our family.
And it didn’t take long, fortunately.
What really helped ease my mind and give me the confidence I needed was my husband’s reaction when I shared the news with him.
I didn’t do anything fancy, if that’s what you’re wondering, lol.
I simply (and quite lovingly) looked him in the eyes and said, “I’m pregnant.”
Seeing his big, warm, excited smile as he said, “Really??” is what won me over and assured me even more that we will be okay. Because we will. God’s got us!
…And there you have it! I know it’s not a fancy, lovey dovey story, but it’s mine and I wouldn’t change a thing.
I hope you enjoyed it! Feel free to post your pregnancy story below and check back soon for more baby #3 updates.