There is a little Smith baby on the way!! I am currently 13 1/2 weeks pregnant! I know this will sound dumb but it really came as a total surprise, ha! After 10 months of trying I was just beginning to think it would never happen. I remember a church service in Novemeber I believe where babies were being dedicated to the church and I remember Pastor praying for those children and for the couples who were trying to conceieve and it just spoke to me. Later on that month, the week I was supposed to start, I put a status on Facebook asking my friends to pray for Jason and I that week. And I just had a peace about it. A few days later, Novemeber 29th, the day I was supposed to start, I woke up and just had an urge to take a pregnancy test, I wasn't even late or anything I just felt like I needed to take one. To my surprise it said PREGNANT!!!! I was in shock! I send Jason a picture of the pregnacy test and he was just as surprised as I was. I knew it was SUPER early and I was trying to not get my hopes up so I was trying to not get too excited. I decided I would wait until the next morning to take another test before I would call the doctor and make an appointment. The next morning it said PREGNANT again! I called the doctor and they didn't have me come in since I had taken two at home and they were both postive. Our first visit wouldn't be for another 4 weeks though! It seemed like FOREVER! Everyday I was, and still am, thanking God for allowing me to become pregnant and praying that I am able to stay pregnant. I started having some very minor bleeding around 6 weeks so of course I freaked and called the doctor. They had me come in for blood work but I wouldn't know anything until the next Monday, 72 hours, because it was a Friday. Blood results came back great, hcg levels were in the 40,000 and progesterone levels were at 21, nurse said everything looked PERFECT!
Now we had to decide how to tell our parents. Our 8 week appointment was 2 days after Christmas, I tried to get them to move it up but they wouldn't ;) We ended up telling our parents when we did Christmas with them, December 22nd and 23rd. I bought frames from Hobby Lobby that said "baby" on them and got baby themed scrapbook paper and wrote "Due August 2013" and framed it. Both sets of parents LOVED it and were SO surprised! I was hesitant to tell family before our 8 week appointment but our parents couldn't wait so the rest of the family heard the news by Christmas Day.
Our 8 week appointment went well, we just met with the prenatal nurse and she got a bunch of family history stuff from us. Then we had to wait 4 more weeks to see the doctor!! Our 12 week ultrasound FINALLY came, January 24th, and we were expecting to get to hear the baby's heartbeat :) well when the doctor walked in the room we were surprised and he wanted to do an ultrasound! I was SOOO nervous for this visit! To me, this visit was making everything more "real" and I was praying that the baby was healthy and growing as it should be! As soon as we got to see that precious baby on the ultrasound a huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders and I felt like I could finally breath again! It was so awesome seeing that tiny baby! Everything looked perfect! The doctor is pretty positive that it is a boy, but can't confirm until 20 weeks. I am just SO SO SO happy that whatever sex it is, it is healthy! My official due date is August 8, but on the ultrasound I was measuring a few days earlier, around August 4 or 5.
I ordered the baby furniture this past weekend, it is supposed to take 10-12 weeks to come in so hopefully no longer! I am so excited to get things in place and start working on the nursery! I have been feeling great, only a few weeks of morning sickness and never really got sick. There were a few weeks where I was so tired I didn't think I was going to make it through the day, but I always did :) I am not really showing yet, it looks more like I ate too much for lunch, so I will be excited to actually start "looking" pregnant!
Well enough rambling! I will try to upload pictures of the ultrasound and the frames we gave our parents, as well as how we announced on Facebook that we were expecting!
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