- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2010
So I found out yesterday that I am 6 weeks pregnant. It’s a big surprise, but now that I’ve gotten used to the idea I’m happy about it!
It has been a whirlwind week. My period was due last Wednesday (I’m on the pill, and very regular), but when Wednesday came and went with no sign of my period I didn’t think much of it. I was taking the pill perfectly (same time every day and never missed any), so what were the odds? Thursday and Friday I was expecting it to show up any minute, but it never did, and by Saturday my imagination was running away with itself and I knew I needed to test.
My Darling Husband had no idea anything was going on; it’s not like he keeps track of my periods and I hadn’t mentioned anything to him because why freak him out over nothing. I considered buying a test without telling him, just to ease my mind, but on the off chance it was going to be BFP I didn’t want to blindside him or make him feel like I didn’t think I could talk to him.
So Saturday night I told him I was late and fully expected BFN but wanted to test. He was really calm about it, thought I should just chill and wait a few days, but went with me to CVS and bought a first response test because I was freaking out. I was supposed to start my next pack of active pills Sunday night, so needed to know. Took the test Sunday morning and got a BFP clear as day! I was shocked, freaked out and excited all at once (mostly just freaked out), and was just speechless. I handed my Darling Husband the test and had to explain to him what the two pink lines meant. He was still being really calm about it, but I don’t think he fully trusted the results, either, because he didn’t really want to talk about anything until I went to the doctor and had the pregnancy confirmed.
Monday I went to my primary care doctor for another pee test, and was given names of some ob/gyns to call so I could get started on prenatal care. Went to an ob/gyn yesterday and had an ultrasound to date the pregnancy, and they said I was 6.5 weeks along! HOLY SHIT.
We are still a bit in shock, but happy and excited. We were waiting to TTC for another year or so, mostly for financial reasons, so financially things are going to be a bit stressful but we will manage. I should also add that ending the pregnancy was totally off the table for us. Very early on in our relationship I let it be known that should I get pregnant unexpectedly, abortion was not an option for me (just my personal feelings for myself, nobody else), and he agreed that he wouldn’t want that. So even though this has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, this baby is coming, so might as well get excited!
Anyway, if you’ve gotten this far, thanks for reading. I needed to tell somebody, though I have some hesitancy in posting this because I feel like it may be unwelcome on many levels – nobody waiting TTC wants to hear about birth control failure, and nobody long-term TTC wants to hear about another oops baby.