Post # 1
Ok, so I know I’m not a regular poster (or somebody who comments often), but I am a regular and fairly religious lurker. Bees, I’m coming to you because, well, oh man, I took my first ever pregnancy test this morning and…
it is positive. And the crazy thing is, I knew it would be. I’m just, wow, I’m overwhelmed! My husband and I are Catholic and are most definitely open to life, but I didn’t really expect it right now.
So, my husband is at work right now so I haven’t even told him yet…darn, I wish I had a plan for how I could tell him! My head is spinning and I don’t even know what to say about the whole thing…
Ok, Bees, what step happens next? I’ve obviously never been in this situation before, and I’m not sure what you do once you know you are pregnant. Woah, pregnant. I’m going to go, um…do pregnant lady things? (Hehe, I’m going to go clean, because I’m anxious and that’s what I do when I get anxious)….
Any advice? (And I’m sorry this post is all over the place — I’m freaking out a little bit over here!)
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2012 - Motor museum
Folic acid, doctors and congrats 😀
Post # 4
Go see a doctor and, congratulations!
Post # 5
Congrats! first thing, call your dr and schedule an appt! second, think of a fun way to tell your hubby! and then of course the ever popular look at baby stuff on pinterest! =)
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
Hey! Congratulations! 🙂 You should buy a onesie that says something about having the world’s best dad or something. 😉
Set up a doctor’s appointment, buy your prenatals vitamins, relax. 🙂
Post # 7
Awww, congrats! I remember that feeling- OMIGOSH HOLY CRAP YAY OH SHIT… all at once 🙂 Totally normal, dear 🙂
First, take a deep breath. Oxygen is good for you and for baby!
Next, decide how you want to tell your husband. I got mine a card and some baby shoes. Some Bees have planned (fairly) elaborate really cool reveals, others just excitedly waved the pee stick in their SO’s face- whatever works for you!
Then, call your women’s healthcare provider and tell them you just got a positive urine pregnancy test. Some offices will have you come in for a confirmatory blood HCG draw, others will not see you until after you’ve missed your SECOND period- so between 8 & 10 weeks. It depends on your doctor, your insurance, and what is normal for your state/country.
Your first appointment (typically, in the US anyway) will be a pelvic exam, and they might try to hear the baby’s heartbeat with a doppler. You’ll get a pap smear if you need one to be current, and they’ll give you an information overload about what to expect now.
I would suggest reading up on things to do/things to avoid during the first trimester since so many offices won’t make prenatal appointments until near the end of the first tri. Search the Bee, check out Babycenter or other online tools, and start taking prenatal vitamins.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 8
You guys are so fantastic! Thanks for all the advice…I guess I’m going to have to find a doctor to get in to see…and calm down a bit. 🙂 It’s so nice to have voices to talk to about this stuff — thank you all!
Post # 12
How exciting!! Congratulations!!
Post # 13
Yay!! Congrats on the happy news! Wishing you an easy 9 months!!
Post # 14
That’s so exciting! Congrats!
Post # 16
I’ve never been pregnant so I don’t have any advice, but congratulations!!! 😀