I'm pregnant!!! Mitch and I are so ecstatic! We really didn't expect this. I took a test on March 10th (I did the math wrong and forgot Feb. only has 28 days!) and it was negative! The whole next week I was very confused. (BOYS/DAD: Skip the next sentence. I know some of you are sensitive to female discussion. haha) WHERE the heck was my period??? So, after my first week of school, Thursday, March 18th, Mitch took me to get another test. We got home and I took the test. I thought it was completely pointless. All I was thinking was, "this is stupid. I just took one last week! There is NO way this one is positive. Why did we even go get another test? This is SO stupid." I threw the test on the counter in the bathroom and went into the bedroom to change out of my school pants. Less than 30 seconds after taking the test, I go back into the bathroom...
...and the first line is FREAKIN FUCHSIA!!!
I couldn't believe it!! My hands went to my face and I started to cry. I ran to the basement to tell Mitch. He had already forgotten that we had picked up another test!!! He saw my tears and was immediately worried. He asked, "Are you okay?" When I said I was pregnant, he didn't believe me! He was like "NO way!" I showed him and he started to tear up a little, too. It was a very emotional moment for both of us. I told different family members over the course of the next week and (of course) everyone was SO excited!
On April Fools Day, I called my doctor. I had been spotting pretty bad for the past couple of days so I wanted to make sure everything was going okay. He suggested that I have an ultrasound the next day or so because the spotting could be a sign of a high risk of miscarriage. :0/ My heart dropped right as he said those words. I was terrified and absolutely devastated. We scheduled the appointment and I picked Mitch up from work on my way to the clinic. He gets in the car and says, "if we get all the way to Spanish Fork and you tell me this is some April Fools joke, I will NOT be happy." Anyway, we get to the clinic, my bladder about to burst, and the nurse performs the ultrasound. The first couple images were boring, like my ovaries and what not. And then, we heard it. The most beautiful sound in the universe.
We heard our baby's heartbeat! I have never been so moved and excited. I'm tearing up now just remembering the experience. It was phenomenal. I couldn't imagine ever feeling like that again. Not only did we hear the heartbeat, we SAW the baby and his/her heartbeat!
It was incredible. The whole "being pregnant" thing wasn't real until this moment. I couldn't stop crying to save my life! They gave us a copy of the ultrasound and I carried it EVERYWHERE with me for the next week! This was truly a magical experience.
We've been to the doctor since then. Nothing fun, though. Just checking to see if my uterus was expanding. Next visit, we get to hear the heartbeat again! :0) The appointment is May 7th. Be watching for another baby post very soon!