We are so excited! I can’t believe I am even saying this…Matt and I are expecting a little babe in October!
Matt and I have been throwing around starting a family for a couple years but no time seemed perfect. Is it ever really perfect? We started to get more serious around the time we got married (in December). We finally came to point of “we’re not getting any younger”…romantic right? But realistic. We both have always wanted kids and since Matt will be 35 this year and I will be 32, it is time!
We honestly thought it wouldn’t happen so quickly. I’ve been tracking my menstrual cycles for a couple years now with a couple different apps; Ovia and Flo. In December, I decided to add ovulation tests into the mix to really track my ovulation (ovulation tests aren’t cheap BTW!). I used them for 2 cycles and only had a “peak” result once in December which did not result in a pregnancy. I took the ovulation tests again according to when my apps said I was ovulating. It was never at a peak. Although I was following what the apps predicted to be my “fertile window”, I know my body very well and I knew I hadn’t ovulated yet. Long story short, I ovulated about 5 days later and listened to my body.
I definitely didn’t think I was pregnant because of the timing and the false ovulation tests. A day before my missed period I took a pregnancy test because I couldn’t handle it anymore- I wanted to know! The pregnancy test read “Not Pregnant”. I thought “no biggie, we’ll try again next month”. Then a couple days went by and still no period. I had Matt run to the pharmacy to grab another test because I had our weekly call with Shannon. Still on the phone with Shannon, I couldn’t handle it anymore so I took the test. 100% didn’t think I was pregnant but just had to take another one to make sure. Shannon was talking about something and my heart stopped…
It read “PREGNANT”!
I’m not exactly sure what I said to her but I remember her saying “wait what?!, wait what?!”. We hung up and I went to tell Matt. I told him, we were both in shock (kinda). I needed a minute to process so I called her back and we finished our Middle Edit talk. It had to take another test before it really sank in. We had our first ultrasound at 7 weeks and it was the most surreal experience. Today, we listened to the heartbeat. It was surreal and so cool!
After a few weeks of feeling great, the first trimester symptoms started (more on that next week). I know that we are very lucky it happened so quickly and I couldn’t be more thankful. I’m so excited to share this journey with you and thank you for the support. Pregnancy is so much more than I imagined and women really are badass!