Ok I’m ready to play! I’ve been secretly following along…but here is my long story.
Found out I was pregnant 2 weeks (!!!) before my wedding (and already 7 weeks pregnant). We were not TTC but due to my own error I got pregnant. I went off the pill in July as I had run out. I called to get an extra month but due to being out of town I was a week late on picking them up and just figured I’d go without as I had my annual at the end of July. So I got my period at the end of July and went back on the pill.
Well, I had no idea you needed a backup method the first month. OOPS! I thought it was wedding stress that made it a little late and me fatigued..but it wasn’t, obviously. I really didn’t think it was possible for me to be pregnant since we’d had sex all of 2 times in August (each of us out of town for a week during different weeks!).
Since I was going to go off the pill early next year (to regulate) and start TTC around my 30th bday (next June)…it’s a nice surprise. We both looked at each other and said “well I guess everything works!” as neither of us had an accident before.
We told my parents, his parents, siblings and our very closest friends right away. But swore them to secrecy otherwise! Definitely didn’t want everyone focusing on that at the wedding.
One of my close friends also had a surprise (but not really) pregnancy and is about 7 weeks ahead of me, so that’s nice. We’re both convinced the stress of March Madness will send her into labor.
After reading people’s stories of missed miscarriages I was pretty uneasy about it until I heard the heartbeat. I was seriously paranoid that was going to happen to me. We heard the heartbeat Monday so I’m finally ready to play know that I know it’s alive in there!
How far along are you & when are you due?
11 weeks 5 days, due April 26 based on my LMP. No dating otherwise as I haven’t had a sono. Not sure it would be pushed back because I pretty much know the dates we had sex…if anything it could be a week earlier.
When is your next appointment(s)?
10/16 for First Trimester Screen. 11/7 for a checkup and 12/05 for anatomy scan.
Weight gain to date? My best guess is around 4 lbs
Do you have a nickname for baby? We call it “cub.” Which is actually what we have been using forever to refer to future children.
Baby buys so far? I bought a an Ergo baby carrier on sale and that has been it. Waiting until I find out what it is before I buy much. I did buy myself some maternity work pants though. Mine are already very fitted so they don’t have any give. Since it’s getting colder out I can’t stay in my skirts and dresses I’ve been living in. I’m still okay on my jeans!
Share your nursery design ideas / inspiration pics! None yet! We have a lease on our place until next summer so I don’t see any reason to decorate. We were planning on buying a house next summer…so that will be interesting with a newborn.