Finally! The secrets out!
David and I found out we were expecting wayyy back in mid-September. He was on a fishing trip over the weekend, and when he came back on Sunday night, he brought with him some home pregnancy tests. We just had a feeling… and we were right. I took FOUR pregnancy tests that night, just to make sure. It’s a strange feeling realizing that you’re pregnant. I immediately thought of everything I was doing wrong. “Oh no! I had a beer last night with dinner!” “I haven’t been taking prenatal vitamins!”
The moment David and I realized we were going to have a baby was nothing like what you see in the movies. We weren’t jumping around, crying with joy. In fact, we stared at each other, terrified, and immediately drove to his parent’s house for some guidance.
We told our families that night. It just felt strange to have a secret from my sisters and my mom and dad. They were all thrilled, of course. I still felt terrified. We had just found out weeks before that my older sister was expecting as well. I remember her calling me and feeling relieved that the pressure was off! I could wait as long as we needed. But like they say, when you make plans, God laughs and makes his own.
I would be lying if I said my entire pregnancy was beautiful and exciting so far. It took me about three weeks to fully grasp onto the fact that there was a baby growing inside me. I still don’t think I can truly wrap my head around it. Mix those feelings with the yuckiness of the first trimester… ugh, those were some tough weeks.
Now, though, I’m feeling much more like myself. With the exception of my clothes fitting tighter and having a strong aversion to coffee (I miss it so much!), I’m feeling good. I’ve even kept up a semi-normal exercise routine, although much more limited since I get out of breath just walking up the stairs to our apartment.
I’m currently 15 weeks and 5 days. I’ve started to show a bit and people at work have been guessing that something is up! David and I talked long ago about announcing the pregnancy while in Belize, and it was the perfect place to do it! We had a prenatal checkup this morning and everything is going smoothly. As the doctor put it, we are on cruise control right now. I’m so excited to see my family in a few weeks and spend the holidays with them. I can’t believe that 2015 is nearly over. What a crazy year for the Gregorys!