How far along are you? 4 weeks?
Estimated due date? March 8 according to the countdowntopregnancy calculator, though I’m seeing estimates from March 7-10 on different calculators. I hope March 9 because that’s my dad’s birthday!
What # baby is this for you? 1
How many cycles trying? 6 (7 months)
When did you get your BFP? 10dpo
Who have you told? My mom, sister, and core group of girlfriends
When do you plan to tell other people? After the first trimester, maybe a little later. I’ll tell my principal and co-teacher at the beginning of the school year, though.
How did you tell your partner? I gave him a “just because I love you” present, which we sometimes do. I rolled up the positive test in a onesie and then wrapped up a dad-to-be book. When he took out the rolled up onesie, he asked “is this underwear??” I said yes. He was excited about that weirdly enough. He opens it, doesn’t notice the test (which falls into his lap) and goes, “but this is for a baby. Why is this for a baby?” Then he opened the book and goes “…is this real??” He’s excited but nervous!
Any symptoms? Originally I had to pee a LOT. Now that’s tapered off, which worries me (perhaps unecessarily). I do feel stretching in my abdomen area.
What are you most excited about? Finally getting a baby of my own. I’ve been a nanny for a long time and just finished my first year teaching, so I’m glad to have a little one that’s 100% mine.
When is your first appointment? Monday
Are you planning to find out the gender? As soon as possible!
Include a photo of your BFP if you would like.
I don’t want to include the BFP because it didn’t show up on my FRER and I got a “no” on the digital last I tested. I was crushed and thought it was a chemical. I went to get betas later that day, though and my hcg more than tripled in the 48 hours since the day I got my BFP (went from 50 to 176). I’m still really, really, really scared about losing the pregnancy, but I’m trying to trust the blood tests.