First step done: announced to my mom!

I announced the big news to my mom today! She definitely didn’t see it coming. I think she was a bit too shocked to even react properly lol It was quite funny. We ended up chatting the entire afternoon about stuff I’m going to need, things that we’ll be able to do once the baby’s here, trips we can take, fun shopping sprees to come, etc :-)

It was a really nice afternoon, all in good spirits. Just the two of us!

Tomorrow, we’ll tell Gert’s parents. Exciting!

♥︎ Lisa

I’m pregnant!

I really couldn’t resist testing yesterday; barely an hour after my post (hah!)

Obviously very excited here! I couldn’t wait to tell Gert. I had to really hold myself from texting him, as he was at work. I decided it would be best to tell him face to face when he got home. I just blurted it out as soon as he walked in lol He still had his coat on. He was shocked and happy; grinning from ear to ear, asking me “omg, are you sure? Seriously? Really?”. He then hugged and kissed me. It was quite emotional!

We’d been trying since June, because they always say it can take up to a year. Looking back at it now, I guess that was a bit risky of us since we were getting married in August. I didn’t really think much of it back then; but I’m just 15 days along now and I already can’t close my pants anymore, so I can’t imagine the wedding dress drama if it had happened from our first try. Now, it’s one of those details that made me suspicious this past weekend. I generally wear dresses and skirts, but decided to wear pants for a change … none of them fit anymore. I could still close a few, but it was very tight and uncomfortable. So I’ve basically been wearing sweatpants for a week now. Which seems a little premature since this pregnancy is barely at its very beginning. I’m keeping my fingers crossed there’s only one baby in there! Here are a few fun facts so far:

I decided I will (try to) take one picture daily so I can see the belly grow. So here’s my first shot from a couple of hours ago:

There’s really nothing to see yet lol But hey, I need a starting point, right? I marked it “Day 15”, since I’m at an estimated 15 days after conception. Doctors would label me as 4 weeks pregnant, but they start calculating from the first day of the last period, which doesn’t make any sense to me.

And here’s what our baby looks like right now:

Basically … nothing. Just a sac of fluid and cells attached to me. This is actually quite okay. I peeked at the further stages, and it gets uglier.

As far as symptoms are concerned, I guess I’m one of the lucky few. I have no symptoms whatsoever. Okay, I do feel some constant pinching in my uterus; like I’m pulling nerves when I move around. But it’s not super painful or anything. My mood is good, no nausea, no sore boobs, no strange cravings, no weird sense of smell, no sickness whatsoever. I’ll try to take it easy though.

This is our first baby, and I can’t wait to find out the gender! Apparently we will only know around Gert’s birthday (early May). I really have no idea what it’s going to be. I’m usually quite intuitive when it comes to other people’s pregnancies, but now it’s my turn and I really don’t know what we’re going to have. I don’t mind either way. I just want to know already so I can get used to the idea!

Alright, that’s about it for now. There will definitely be a ton more updates soon!

♥︎ Lisa

I think I may be pregnant

We’ve been trying for baby #1 for several months, so it should come as no surprise if I was actually pregnant right now. However, I don’t feel a thing. I always assumed a mother just “knows” these things. You know, like the second it happens, you would feel something out of the ordinary going on in your body. Right now though, if it wasn’t for my common sense, I wouldn’t even contemplate the possibility of a positive pregnancy test.

I don’t know if I should go ahead and test today, or wait another day or two.

I wouldn’t be too upset if it was negative. I have (surprisingly) not been fussed about it this past month. My main dilemma is that I could be wasting a perfectly good test.

I don’t know if I’ll resist the temptation though … So, yeah, you can probably expect an update within the next 24 hours :-p

♥︎ Lisa