It has been a while since either of us has posted. That's because there has been very little to report. And trust me, that is a good thing. No morning sickness, no nausea, no significant changes to speak of. We have been incredibly blessed so far with a smooth first nine weeks. Sara finally admitted the other day that she has given in and now believes the doctor- she really is pregnant. Because there haven't been any of the typical side effects going on, I think it has been hard for her to really believe this was happening. That, in turn, has made it hard for me to believe it, too. Other than seeing her reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting", there has been nothing to confirm what is going on. But we'll get there, I have no doubt. For now, we'll just be thankful for how smoothly things have gone and how well Sara is feeling. And we will be thankful that the really uncomfortable part of her pregnancy will not be happening in July and August- it's HOT!
Well, here is my first attempt at the blog thing! As Sara said, the results of the test are all conclusive- we are pregnant! The funny thing is, though, it doesn't quite feel real yet. I'm reading a book written for expectant fathers, and it says that women "connect" with the prenancy much faster than men. I think that is holding true in our case. It has nothing to do with being happy and excited (I am both of those), it's just that the news is a little stunning. Plus, Sara has not exhibited many of the common early-stage symptoms, particularly morning sickness. I praise God for that, and hope she isn't a late bloomer when it comes to sickness. But with her acting and feeling normal, I have to continually remind myself that we are pregnant. I'm sure all of this will pass in a very short time. I anticipate that our August 6th appointment will drive it all home for me. The results of that appointment should give us the green light to start breaking the news, and that will be fun. In the meantime, I'll continue to pray for health and enlightenment on all that we are supposed to be doing. There are so many things to do, remember, keep track of, etc. But what an amazing journey this will be! That is, as soon as I believe it is happening!
Well, we were told yesterday that we are absolutely, unequivocally pregnant! Even after the first test declared it in five seconds rather than the five minutes it is supposed to take, I still requested a blood test. And the hormone that has to register at 1,000 or above to mean you are pregnant registered at 29,663. So, it's REAL!
We are so excited and we can't tell anyone! The nurse recommended we wait until after our first sonogram which is scheduled for August 6 (FOUR weeks!). We are going to tell my parents next week, though, and swear them to secrecy. We are going to be in Ohio and if we don't tell them then we won't be able to tell them in person unless we wait until Christmas! So, we'll get to tell someone next week and until then I'm going crazy wanting to spread the news.
Tomorrow is our first doctor's appointment. So we will find out for sure what three pregnancy tests have already told us. We are excited, but I am not sure whether it feels real yet. Since I don't feel pregnant it's harder to believe, I guess. I really want to be able to start telling people so I am excited to hear confirmation and be told when it's safe to spread the news!