Taking a little break from zucchini week to finally share some news on the blog.
This post is a little delayed but at this point, I think most of you know from Instagram already that&
Were expecting a baby around Christmas/New Years! #ambitiousbaby
Ive been pretty delayed in writing this post and sharing this part of my life on the blog. To be honest, Im not quite sure why. Perhaps its because Ive been enjoying this season of our life, keeping busy with new delicious recipes and house projects.
Regardless, were SO freaking excited. (!!!!!!) As of now, Im almost 20 weeks along HALFWAY!
Weve wanted to become parents for quite sometime and are thrilled to be on this journey together.
We starting trying to get pregnant summer of 2018. After almost 10 months, we found ourselves discouraged that it wasnt happening as quickly as we had expected. I have a history of PCOS, and we thought that could be a factor as to why I wasnt getting pregnant. After chatting with my OB/GYN, we decided to make an appointment get some tests done as fertility clinic during my next period and then decide next steps.
Well, my next period never came. But you know what did? A positive pregnancy test.
Before we get into details, I wanted to share that wedidnt tell a lot of people that we were actively trying to get pregnant and I think somehow it helped to alleviate some of the pressure that trying can put on you. We didnt have anyone constantly asking us how it was going, or if we were still trying, etc. We just lived our lives and hoped for the best. I also tracked my period and when I was ovulating though the Flo app, but per our doctors recommendation, we just tried to get busy as much as possible.
During the last 2-3 months before I got pregnant, I resorted to changing my diet and exercise habits, reducing my caffeine intake and taking a daily prenatal. Personally, I thought that my diet and exercise routine were perfectly healthy, but turns out my version of healthy wasnt exactly what my body may have needed to become pregnant.
While I think theres something to be said about timing, but I also believe that nutrition is incredibly important when a womans body is preparing to carry a baby. Ill share more about my philosophy on this in next weeks blog post for now, well stick to the exciting stuff!
My best friend had been in town all week and I was feeling ridiculously tired, which normally happens around the time my period is due. I remember having to peel myself out of my desk chair to try and make it to yoga class, and just constantly wanting to get into bed early. I had expected my period on a Thursday and am fairly regular, give or take a few days. When it didnt come, I decided to take a pregnancy test; it came back negative right away.
Feeling a bit down, but not surprised, I carried on. There had been other months where I was convinced I was pregnant, but eventually my period came, so this wasnt anything new.
By Saturday, I was still exhausted and crampy and figured my period would show up any moment. It didnt.
On Sunday, we decided we wanted to go get some lunch and a late afternoon glass of wine. I thought to myself that I better test one more time before having a drink. Or two.
IMMEDIATELY the test had two pink lines&. which meant that I WAS PREGNANT.
Quite frankly, I was in shock! I wasnt expecting it to be positive due to all the times we had been let down before. I started screaming and told Tony that we were going to have a baby! All I remember is feeling ridiculously happy and giddy, but also a little shocked. Again, I really didnt think it was right due to the fact that I had just tested negative a few days before. So I took two more tests& and they were all positive.
First we played two games of Yahtzee, where we both got Yahtzees (that never happens!), then we called my mom because we HAD to tell someone, and then proceeded to drive directly to Tonys parents to tell them.
It was so, so special and Ill remember that day for the rest of my life.
We found out we were having a boy around week 11 thanks to something called cell-free DNA testing. Its basically a blood test that can not only test for the sex of your baby, but also for any chromosomal abnormalities.
To be completely honest, I always just knew it was a boy. I had the feeling from about 7 weeks on and started calling him my little stinky boy because I know hes just SO stinkin cute and loved in there.
And yes, we have a name already picked out but wont be sharing until hes here.
Since my sister-in-law is getting married today, I dont have too much time to update you all on further details, however I plan on writing an in-depth post on my first trimester for next weeks weekend updates + answering any questions and sharing my recommendations so far.
Im curious, what do you wanna know? Any specific-related questions related to pregnancy?! Cant wait to hear from you! xo.