Friday, April 4, 2008

And Baby Makes Three!

I just realized that almost everyone who is subscribed to this blog already knows this news, so I might as well start posting here about it.

We're pregnant!

6 weeks 1 day pregnant, to be exact. And we couldn't be happier!

Because I was so focused on Weight Watchers in February, I completely forgot to keep track of my cycle. It wasn't until Monday March 24th, when I was already 5-8 days late, that I realized...umm...something is wrong here. At first I thought that maybe my weight loss had caused me to be late. Of course, I realized all of this at 4:00 am while I was at work, so I couldn't take a test, couldn't call Nathan, couldn't do anything about it except stew for three more hours. As soon as I got home, I warned Nathan that I was about a week late and that I would be taking a test that afternoon after sleeping for a few hours.

I woke up around noon and immediately took the first test. The result...

Yes, I'm sharing these. Get over it, ha ha ha. I couldn't believe it when I saw the vertical line. Later that afternoon, I went to the store and bought another, slightly fancier test to take later that night. Lord, I hate buying stuff like this in Baker, where EVERYONE knows you! Here was the result on that test:

That pretty much clinched it. I took one day to kinda get use to the idea and then made an appointment to have it verified at the dr's office. I was incredibly nervous until I found out who my nurse was going to be. Her name is Jacque and we grew up together. She was practically the big sister I never had. So it was absolutely great to have her be the one verify that yes, I am indeed pregnant! EEEE!

My dad's favorite quote has to be, "God has a plan...and if you want to make Him laugh, just tell him YOUR plan." I'd have to say this applies pretty well to this pregnancy. Back in August we started playing with the idea of trying to get pregnant, but it kept not happening. At the beginning of Feb, I started Weight Watchers, and we decided to wait until I got down to my goal weight. A few weeks later, I got pregnant. HA! Gotta love it.

So far, I haven't had any morning sickness, just fatigue, soreness, and some strange moods. I'm really hoping that I can avoid any major morning sickness, since my mom and one of my grandma's managed to completely avoid it when they were pregnant. So here's hoping they passed that on to me! Unfortunately, this means that I won't be captaining a Relay for Life team or running the 5k. Maybe next year though! Keeping myself and this baby healthy and as stress free as possible is the most important thing at this point.

So yeah, baby Labunski is on his/her way. For now, we will affectionately this baby "Bean", because that is what I have been telling people it will look like in our first ultrasound.
Hee hee. My first OB appointment is on April 21. We won't get our first ultrasound until about a month after that, at around 12-13 weeks. So we'll keep you posted!


Arly said...

Congratulations Lindy!!
Wait til you hear the heartbeat, it's amazing.

The Carlsons said...

:) you silly girl :)

thanks for putting up the link to my photos.

i'm excited for you to get the ultrasound :)