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Friday, October 21, 2011

The Day I Found Out I Am PREGNANT!!!

It feels weird to be writing this post since you guys probably won't see it for another month or so, but I know this time in my pregnancy is important and I need to get down every emotion and feeling.  This post was written on September 26, 2011.  

I'm 5 weeks!  It feels awesome to be writing those words.  I feel so incredibly blessed and excited with this pregnancy.  Trey is excited, too!  Every once in a while he'll just look at me and giggle--I don't have to guess what he's thinking about.

We found out I was pregnant last Tuesday, September 20th.  I knew there was a strong possibility I could be pregnant because I was 2 days late, and that never EVER happens to me.  I'm very . . . "on time"?

The dogs started their usual stirring around 4:30 AM, and instead of telling them to "Shhh, lay down!" to try and get those few extra minutes of sleep, I went ahead and let them out so I could take the test.  I did the test and put it on the counter to wait the instructed 3 minutes, but I didn't have to wait that long.  After less than a minute, the "Pregnant" line showed up clear as day, and after 3 minutes it looked like this:

The proof!

I woke up Trey and said, "Come look at this!"  My sleepy husband got out of bed and came to the bathroom.  He looked down at the test and said, "I told you so!"  He had guessed a few days ago that I was pregnant, but I wanted to wait until I was officially late to test.  We hugged and kissed, then looked at each other.  "So what do we do now?" he asked.  "I'll call my OB later and my endo to get the ball rolling."

I went to my OB that afternoon to do the initial blood work.  I got a call back the next day that my levels were right on schedule for someone who's 4 weeks, my hcg levels were over 500.  I did another blood draw on Thursday, which I'm still waiting for the results. My first ultrasound was scheduled for October 20th, I'll be 8.5 weeks and praying they find a good, solid heart beat.  (If you guys are reading this, then they did.)  ;-) 

I saw my endo that afternoon as well.  He congratulated me on my pregnancy and took my A1c.  To be honest, I was a little nervous about what the number would be.  We figured we had gotten pregnant while on vacation and I was CGM-less for a week, not the best environment for good blood sugar control.  However, I was astonished when I saw 5.6!  I actually asked the nurse, "Is that right?"  She looked back at the machine and said, "It's right.  Not gonna argue with it are you?"  "Not at all!" I said with a smile.  I texted Trey and said "A1c = 5.6! Hellz yeah!"  We set up my next appointment for October 24th, with blood work a week before. 

I haven't really been having any bad symptoms yet.  I keep having this nagging worry that something will happen before our first ultrasound; it plagues my mind all day.  I have made conscious efforts to keep those thoughts out of my mind, even to the point of writing down reasons why I shouldn't worry:  I'm a young, healthy female.  My numbers are solid.  There's absolutely no reason to be worried and every reason to celebrate.

I'm sitting with a smile on my face at that last sentence.  For the first 4 weeks of this pregnancy, I haven't really celebrated because I was so worried.  But now that we've seen the heartbeat and know there's a baby inside me and not a monster causing my morning sickness (more on that later), I can't help but smile . . . and freakin' tear up a tiny bit.  


  1. You are a wonderful mom already, Holly. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! xo

  2. Oh, congratulations!!! That is so fantastic. Wishing you nothing but the best!

  3. I can't help but cry at this post. I'm so excited for y'all and love you dearly! Congratulations Holly! I can't wait to watch you grow and meet Baby... Wait, what are we going to call him/her. I'm pretty sure we can't top BSparl. ;)

  4. Congratulations again, Hol!!! I can't wait to read about your pregnancy and parenting adventures! You guys deserve this happiness 100%!

  5. Congrats! I am so happy for you! Enjoy every minute!

  6. Wow, I knew you guys were "thinking about it", but hearing it actually happened is so, so exciting!! Can't wait to hear all the details, they might come in handy one day ;-)

  7. GIRL! Get used to the "tearing up a tiny bit"... it's gonna be "tearing up a HELLUVALOT" before long!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Congrats Holly. I am so excited for you and Trey!!

  9. Congrats again! that's very exciting. You'll be a great mom!!

  10. i know i already told you once, but CONGRATULATIONS! my coworker is due about the same time as you. :)

  11. So I may have heard a few weeks ago that someone in our community was pregnant but I couldn't get any of them to tell me who it was.

    I was with Jess and you were definitely one of our guesses and we are SOOO excited it is you! :D

    P.S. You sure picked the right secret keepers!

  12. I have tears in my eyes just reading this, LOL... and I barely know you. Congrats!!

  13. Super big congrats!!! I am so happy for you and it's WONDERFUL to see another DOC'er starting this journey!!I am currently at 37 weeks, and with lots of doctor appointments/blood work/ultrasounds and non stress tests, YOU CAN DO THIS. I worried until like 27 weeks, but I'm still pregnant now to tell you, you got it girl!!! if you ever need something, or have a question go ahead and email or find me at!!:) YAY Congrats again!

  14. CONGRATS!!!! That's so awesome!!! :)

  15. Woohoo! So exciting! Congratulations!

  16. Yay! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and Trey.

  17. Congrats! A baby and a 5.6 are both definitely worth celebrating!

  18. So happy for you and your growing family. You're going to be great. :)

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