- 2 years ago
Well, I didn’t see a board for the September group, so I figured I’d kick it off. I’m really, really early on…but I decided that this is probably the only place where uninhibited excitement is okay, and that the community will understand all the massive ups and downs of early pregnancy and beyond! So, if you were waiting for a later time, come on in on the thread and let’s get to know one another and our bubs!
How far along are you? 3w5d
What is your estimated due date? 2 Sept 18
What baby # is this? 1
How many cycles trying? 1
When did you get your BFP? Yesterday, but no one in WB/FB could see it when posted, today’s is darker, but still faint
Who have you told? Just my husband IRL. He asked that I not wait long to tell him after I knew, so even though would have preferred to give him a digital test or one with a darker line, I couldn’t keep waiting after I was sure (I suspected yesterday)
When do you plan on telling more people? Immediate family on Christmas Eve (ILs); my mom and dad on New Year’s Eve. Then, as it comes out, I will probably tell people about it. I know the risk of having to tell people about a bad outcome, but I want to embrace this pregnancy and part of that is facing that fear (for me).
How did you tell your partner? We bought a cute onesie at my 10 year high school reunion over the summer to tell my parents when we announce to them. So I just grabbed that and the test and handed them to him and said “Guess we’re going to need these sooner than we’d thought!”. He was pretty floored.
Any symptoms yet? Pulling cramps, headaches, heartburn for the last few days. I strongly suspected when I started getting heartburn a few days ago as I generally have zero heartburn, even after massive overeating or spicy food….and it was after a cup of tea.
What are you most excited about? I think my hubby said it best… It was something along the lines of ‘look at how much joy and fulfillment we get from the personalities and antics of our pets, and how satisfying it is to spend time with them and teach them things….now think of how much more amazing that would be with our baby!”. but otherwise, baby kicks.
When is your first appointment? I had one scheduled for 18 Jan 18 to get a work up done in preparation, but because they’re booked out so far…I guess that will be my first? I need to call.
Are you planning on finding out the baby’s gender? At the earliest, I’d like to do a combined baby shower, gender reveal where we find out at the same time. I like the idea of avoiding dozens of newborn outfits in blue/pink. And, I like the idea of bringing our family in more on the excitement. My mom gets pretty sad that her other grandbabies are in another state and she only sees them infrequently….so I know it will mean a lot to them. Also, this is the first grandbaby on my husband’s side.
Plus, we’ve been together 8 years and married for 6, so I think they’re itching for this to happen.