Baby Parker 3/6/12 ish!

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If you’re friends with me on any social networking sites you already know that Ben and I are expecting our first child in March. Crazy, right?! We’re super excited, and it’s still pretty surreal. I haven’t really taken the time to reflect on how I’m feeling and to tell the story, so I thought I’d blow the dust off this sad sad blog and write an update (finally).

We found out we were expecting on July 1st (a Friday). I took an EPT home pregnancy test and it immediately turned positive. I had done it on the sly while Ben was still sleeping, so I snuck back into our bedroom and whispered in his ear that he was going to be a Daddy. We decided then not to tell anyone until I took another test the following morning, just to be sure. That day, especially since I had to work, was probably the most exciting / scary days I’ve experienced in my entire life. It crept by and all I wanted to do was yell out “I’m pregnant!” After that painful day ended, I woke up bright and early on Saturday morning to take another test (this time a cheaper brand, so I figured if this one was positive it was pretty safe to say we were going to be parents). Well, it was!

We told our parents and siblings that weekend (and a few close friends), and decided to wait to tell the rest of the world until we had our first doctor appointment to confirm everything was on track. Our doctor appointment was scheduled for 7/18 and waiting those 2+ weeks was torture. When the time finally came I was really nervous. I didn’t know what to expect and of course I had some fear that something could be wrong. To the contrary baby Parker was growing right on schedule with an estimated due date on March 6, 2012! We even had an ultrasound and could see and hear the little heart beat!

That brings us to today. I’m currently 11 weeks and 3 days pregnant, and our next appointment is on 8/29 (Eegor’s 4th birthday!). We won’t have another ultrasound until our 20 week appointment, but we will be able to hear the heart beat again with a device called the doppler.

Overall, I’ve been feeling okay. Fatigue is kicking my butt, I’ve had some mild nausea, and the food I would normally eat of the healthy variety (veggies, etc.) gross me out. Since I’m almost out of the first trimester I’m really hoping I start feeling more like myself soon. I don’t really “feel” pregnant other than my symptoms, but I am starting to notice a difference in the size of my belly. At this point it’s mostly bloat and mild weight gain, since baby isn’t any larger than a lime, but I have noticed a difference.

Well, that is that! I’m pregnant, Ben and I are stoked, and Eegor the pug is going to be a big brother (hehe). I’ll try to update this blog more regularly. ❤

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