I kind of shared some big news with you - and then totally disappeared! Seems to be my thing these days. Hiding out. Hanging out. Along with Sleeping. Eating. Getting bigger. At only almost 16 weeks I feel ginormous. Like I look at pictures online of other 16 week pregnant bellies and wonder why mine is so big. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that I was sporting a fine looking beer belly prior to housing a fetus. In hindsight I probably should have planned to get rid of that. All well! So it's just Carl (my beer belly) and B-Ho (Baby Hope) changing up my shape. NBD.
Anyways - before I forget - thanks to all of you for your congratulatory messages. If I was a good person I would have e-mailed each and everyone of you back. However this is coming for the person who still hasn't sent out her thank you card from her wedding - which was nearly two years ago.
Well - I should probably tell you about how we found out? It's not really that interesting. Steve was with me - so I couldn't plan some extravagant and/or clever way to break the news. The week before Aunt Flo was due - I started feeling different. My boobs were achier - and gasp "do they look bigger?" On the way home from work, on Thursday October 11, 2012, I turned to Steve and said "I think I'm pregnant! We should stop and get a pregnancy test!" After extensive reading on various baby forums - I knew that it was best to wait until Aunt Flo didn't show up - but I had a feeling she wasn't going to be coming by for awhile. So I picked up a two pack of First Response tests and we headed home.
I immediately peed on the stick and watched it for the suggested three-minutes. I watched one line change to two. "Seriously?! I'm pregnant!!!!" I walked out - handed the test to Steve and said something like "Well I won't be drinking beer for the next nine months!" To be honest - the whole moment was a blur. I think a bit of shock. A bit of disbelief. A lot of googling False Positive Pregnancy Tests - only to find out that they are rare. I also iMessaged a picture to Lo and Amira - just for some online confirmation.
The following day - I decided to test again - just to make sure! With the same results. Positive. I still didn't believe it. Then Monday rolled around. Aunt Flo never showed up. And then it sank in. We were going to have a baby. I was excited. I was nervous. I was effin' scared. But most of all I was happy.