How far along are you? – 4 wks and 3 days
What is your estimated due date? – December 6th, 2017 which is actually one of my older brothers birthdays and December 8th is my birthday 😊
How many cycles trying? – 1 year this month. We got a bfp after 8 months. However, that pregnancy ended in a missed miscarriage. Baby stopped growing at 7 weeks, but the miscarriage didn’t actually complete until 13 weeks which happened on January 21st this year. We waited to start trying again when my regular cycle returned at the start of March and we got pregnant again right away!
When did you get your BFP? – I got a faint positive on Thursday, March 30th and then I took another test today that was a bit darker (April 1st).
Who have you told? – Only my husband knows so far. We’re going to buy 2 more tests tomorrow and I plan on taking one on Tuesday which is the day my period is supposed to be due and another one on Thursday. If progression is good and the lines are getting darker like they have been so far, then we plan on telling both of our parents on Thursday afternoon when my husband gets home from work.
When do you plan on telling more people? – Because we experienced a loss, we plan on being a lot more reserved with this pregnancy. For now, we just want to keep it between ourselves and our parents for at least the first 4 months. If everything is good and all of our appointments and ultrasounds indicate that my pregnancy and the baby is strong and healthy, then we’ll probably tell the rest of our family around the time we have our anatomy scan which will be around my husband’s birthday in July. That’s our plan for now anyways. We may loosen up a little and decide to tell people sooner, depending on the progression of the pregnancy. But for right now we’re just trying to take it day by day. We’ll tell our friends and family when we’re ready and we feel more confident that everything is okay.
How did you tell your partner? – I just called him at work to tell him. I didn’t do anything elaborate to tell him this time around. With our first pregnancy though, I got him a card to tell him that he was becoming a daddy and acted like it came in the mail for him from someone else. He was so surprised and didn’t expect it at all.
Any symptoms yet? – Cramps, feeling bloated, peeing more, appetite increased and I feel like I can’t drink enough water.
What are you most excited about? – Mostly to get to the finish line so I don’t have to worry so much lol but I’m trying not to! I think at this point though, I’m just looking forward to hearing a heartbeat because with my first pregnancy I didn’t get to hear one. By the time we reached my first ultrasound, the baby had already stopped growing for almost 2 weeks prior.
When is your first appt? – April 18th to confirm pregnancy and to get an OB referral.