Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's Official.

I went to the doctor to take a pee test and briefly met with the doctor. It's annoying that I still have to take a pee test in their office after I had 3 positive ones at home, but I understand why they do it.

Anyways, I didn't learn anything new. The confirmed October 28th as a due date & I'll be 5 weeks tomorrow. The doc suggested waiting until after 8 weeks to tell people or up to 12 weeks if we can.

I'll have another appointment in 4-6 weeks (which I will be 9-11 weeks along) and we will hopefully hear a heartbeat.

The doctor asked Isabel is she was ready to be a big sister and her response was a very soft & concerned sounding, "Noooooo." I told Isabel we had plenty of time to get ready for that.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

We're Pregnant!

I took another pregnancy test yesterday to make sure. And we are pregnant. Apparently, I didn't allow enough time for the results to show on the earlier ones and just threw them in the trash, but after reading some article about one of the most common mistakes people make in reading a pregnancy test is looking at it too early or too late......well, when I looked at them there was no line in the pregnancy spot but I think I wasn't allowing enough time, but after I read the article I fished them out of my trash and here's what I saw:
* Day Period was Due -- no lines (not pregnant)
* 1 Day Late -- very faint line (pregnant)
* 2 Days Late -- a distinct line (pregnant)

But of course, seeing them at that time would be considered "too late", so on

* 3 Days Late & a Different Test -- a plus sign in both spots (pregnant)

And now it's 4 days late and 3 positive tests. We're saying we're pregnant.

We're not telling people yet. I am not sure when we plan to do this. According to Isabel's blog we waited a week to tell people.

The baby will be due October 28th, which make me laugh because that is my niece Jayden's birthday and Isabel was due to be born on my sister Steph's birthday (Jayden's mommy) but was born a day early. So, I am predicting an October 27th delivery.

I'll get pictures of the pregnancy tests up here soon. I had them on Bel's blog right away. At this point I plan to keep 2 separate blogs and I don't know if/when I will combine them.

I am trying to enjoy going out to eat & eating all kinds of things right now, because if history repeats itself I only have a couple of weeks before I can't stand to smell most any foods and develop lots of food aversions.

Guess I will have to call a doctor & go in for a pee test there soon. We have different insurance this time around and we are at a different clinic & hospital. This time we will be in Faribault. I met my doctor once because of a well-child visit for Isabel. She is a family doctor that specializes in pediatrics and ob/gyn. They had 2 family doctors there with those specialities. I wanted to be able to just have one doctor for both Isabel & myself.

So, that's the scoop. I know no one is reading this right now because no one knows it exists, but it will get read after we disclose we are pregnant.