How old are you and partner? Both 33
How far along are you? 5 weeks 4 days
Estimated Due Date? October 11
What baby # is this? 1
How many cycles trying? We got it on our first try! Kind of couldn’t believe it. I had been tracking with OPKs and the Ovia app since October when I went off the pill, but we didn’t start trying til January after we moved to a new state.
When did you get your BFP? February 3, the day after my missed period
Who have you told? Nobody but my husband so far
When do you plan to tell other people? We’ll see my husband’s family at about 11 weeks so we’ll tell them then as they’ll guess if I refuse wine lol. So that will be the impetus to tell my family as well. I think we’ll do an actually announcement around the beginning of the second trimester, if all goes well.
How did you tell your partner? He was in the next room, expecting to wait 3 minutes for the stick to register, but the two lines showed up almost immediately so I shouted to him!
Any symptoms? Last week I was nauseated, very tired, had headaches and sore boobs. This week the nausea has subsided and the headaches have lessened.
What are you most excited about? Meeting our baby! I can’t wait to see what features are mine and what are my husband’s.
When is your first appointment? right at 8 weeks, March 4. I’m so excited to see what’s going on in there! We will probably ask for a NIPT to soothe our anxieties.
Are you planning on finding out the sex? Yes, but I’m debating not telling other people to avoid receiving a bunch of super gendered stuff.
Anything else? It still doesn’t feel real yet, especially since my nausea has disappeared this week. I know symptoms come and go, especially in early pregnancy, but it’s one of those things where it sucks to have the symptoms because they’re awful, but then when they disappear I worry. I’m still exercising a good amount, which feels pretty good.
I’m slightly concerned that we’ll be overwhelmed with family members wanting to visit, both during the pregnancy and after the baby comes (we both have two sets of parents). We also plan to buy a house at some point by the end of the year, which is daunting to think about while pregnant!
Edited to add one more question for folks: I know I’m getting ahead of myself but am really not sure if I’m going to want a medicated or unmedicated birth. Can anyone recommend resources to read up on the different options and pros and cons? If you already have a LO, what did you choose? Would you do the same next time? Thank you!