First off, Sorry it has been so long since my last post. A lot has been happening, so I haven’t had a chance to write. Please continue reading below to find out what has been occupying my time.
So, my period was about 4 days late, and I didn’t want to think anything was up, but I just felt a little different. Brandon told me to take a pregnancy test and sure enough two pink lines appeared. I was in shock, I just didn’t believe that it was true, so I proceeded to take 3 more tests, all positive.
I have had very minimal symptoms. Mostly just some mild cramping and my breasts are sore. I have had a few days where I feel queasy, but nothing bad. It is so strange to me that in 9 months I will give birth and have a child. I always thought that as soon as I became pregnant I would just have this feeling of being pregnant, but besides the minimal symptoms, I don’t feel that different.
Brandon and I were not planning to start trying until September, but we are both very happy and actually feel like this is perfect timing even though there is going to be a lot of change in the next year. Brandon will graduate in December and hopefully find a job shortly after and then we would like to purchase a house. But I just feel like since we were not actually trying to conceive that God has a plan for us and this child.
I decided that I wanted my first ultrasound to be at the Pregnancy center that I used to work for, so we had an appointment on the 23rd of August and got to see our little bean of a baby and a strong little heartbeat flashing on the screen. I had seen so many babies on that screen, when I would assist in the ultrasound room, but to know that this was my baby was a surreal feeling. I will also never forget the look on Brandon’s face as he saw the little figure and the heart beat flashing on the screen.
We found out from the ultrasound that the baby was 6 weeks and 1 day old and will be due on April 17, 2017. Brandon found out that that is the day after Easter, so he is hoping that we will have an Easter baby.
Brandon and I have started to call the baby “Baby B” since we don’t know yet if it is a boy or girl, and I don’t want to call the baby “it”.
Telling the Family
The very first person that I told was my sister Beth. I happened to get to ride up to help her move into college so it was a perfect time when we were alone. She was planning to make a gallery wall in her dorm, so I made her a small sign that read Aunt Bethy. I handed it to her, and it took her a few minutes to realize what it was, but then all she said was “oh Sara” and started bawling with happiness.
The second person we told was Brandon’s sister Autumn. I told her I had something for her in my car and in the church parking lot I handed her a sign that read Auntie Autumn. She also started bawling and hugged me and Brandon and said how happy she was.
This year was my parents 30th wedding anniversary and it just so happened that we found out about the pregnancy the week before. So, to tell my parents I got them an anniversary card that read congratulations on 30 years of marriage and that you are going to to be grandparents. I had my dad read the card out loud and as soon as he read the line grandparents he started to cry and gave me the best and longest hug I have ever received from him. My mom was just in shock she didn’t say a whole lot except that she was happy. She has since become one of the most excited people and buys anything and everything for the baby she can find.
For Brandon’s parents we decided to get them a little onesie with a sport team on it. I wanted to get a Chicago Cubs one, but I decided on a NIU college football one instead. We went out to visit them at their campground and gave it to them in a bag. Brandon’s mom had the best reaction as soon as she figured out what it was she squealed and ran up and hugged me. Brandon’s dad was also very excited and hugged us both.