Okay, the details and a promise.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

All right ladies, I will divulge the details and give you a promise.

I POAS (peed on a stick) on Aug 25th for absolutely no good reason, as my temp had nose-dived 2 degrees! It was an extremely hectic day as Tony and I had gone in one vehicle to work, only to be told on arrival that I was needed to participate in a golf event. So Tony and I got back in our vehicle to drive all the way home so that I could change and Tony could grab our 2nd vehicle. It was at that time I decided it was a good idea to POAS. What can I say? I'm crazy. Plus my dear friend AJ had blessed with with an EPT coupon and I felt like I had power at my disposal.

I've never experienced the mix of emotions waiting for that test to pass it's time lapse. I'll be honest, for every hope for a positive, I had one of equal fear wanting a negative. I know that may be hard for some of you to hear, but it's just the way I felt. The moment my emotions caught up to the faint line that my sight was registering took an eternity. I literally jumped for joy, did a little dance and screamed. As they say, a line is a line, is a line. It doesn't matter how faint. I knew within a second that I had to tell Tony as soon I got back to work, so I called him and asked that he run out to the back parking lot to meet me for a bit. He had absolutely no clue, and when I shoved his glasses and the camera of the HPT in his face he couldn't help but stammer, "What does that mean?!" I told him I wouldn't show him if it were negative.

I will always remember the way he kissed me following the news and the reverence with which he said "I'm going to be a daddy."

After the whirlwind golf event, I returned home to an empty house once again, as Tony was helping my Dad at a banquet and once again POAS. This time it was a digital. There is no denying the assurance of seeing the bold word "Pregnant" pop up on such a little itty bitty thing that has the power to determine your future.

We've had our inital appt and were blessed with an ultrasound, which I still haven't scanned in yet. Last Friday the little guy was measuring a full week ahead! It will be interesing to see how that all pans out, since I was charting I specifically know that I O'd late with a due date of May 9th, my LMP at May 7th, and the ultrasound May 1.

I have installed a little ticker on the right that will help keep track of where the little guy is at.

Answers to some Questions:
When did you tell your family? On Monday, yes, I'm good at keeping secrets, we've known for over a month.

Will you find out the sex? Yes

What sex would you rather? A healthy baby first and foremost, but specifically a BOY.

Do you have names picked out? We did, but due to popularity and family use they will be changing . . . they were:
Boy - Jacob James
Girl - Abigail Joy

James and Joy will stay, they are family names

Was it planned? Yes

How are you feeling? Fantastic, my Mom has since shared with me that she escaped morning sickness as well. I'm sorry, I'm not trying to rub it in.

Due Date? May 1-9

Cravings?
Chipotle {but it DOES NOT taste good :(}
Holy Land garlic hummus with warmed up Holy Land garlic pita bread and . . . pickle slices
Cold fruit

Symptoms?
Ridiculously hurting and engorged boobs - I've live in sports bras
The Most Broken-Out Face EVER - in the history of acne and me, this takes the cake
Raging hormones - Tony's always wrong, always . . .

Those are all I can think of for now . . .

My Promise: I will not turn this into a blog that alienates those who are not pregnant . . . and if I start going that course, feel free to remind me of my promise!

36 comments:

Bekah said...

aw congrats! im happy for you(and a little jealous -- but in a happy good way!)

May huh? thats really not that far off!

You are totally going to pot growing beling pics right? I promise not to call you a piglet or lumpy!

Sea-Squared said...

I'm glad I won't be alienated, Leah :) And again - YAY! You are too cute. Going to be such a beautiful pregnant woman!

Heidi said...

You are too funny. Again, congratulations.

Lindsey said...

I am just so happy for you!!!!

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Kelly said...

how exciting! Congratulations!

I think if this blog becomes all about baby, then so be it! I'll definitely still read it. Don't write what you think others want to read, write what you want to write about!

Kristal said...

I've been waiting for the details post!

Congrats again, Leah - so freaking exciting! And I can't believe you were able to keep it a secret...I'm thoroughly impressed.

BTW - I love that you answered the politically incorrect question of which do you want, boy or girl. :) I want a boy first too.

And you better post bump pictures!!!

Chelsie said...

your story of telling Tony practically brought me to tears...in class mind you. I can't wait for the day I am able to experience this. Granted that will be in the far far future so until then I will live through your stories! Thanks for sharing the details.

coach75 said...

This is so exciting!! I'm so happy for you guys!! I've been through it twice so if I can answer any questions feel free to send them my way!!

hopeful #1 said...

You are so freaking funny and cute! Again congrats!!!

It's going to be a fun journey following your pregnancy...

I hope to join you in the journey, soon...

Missy R. said...

Pregant or not - the man is always wrong! ;) Good Luck!

CageQueen said...

Hooray!

And now that you made the baby ticker blue, you have guaranteed yourself a girl! ;)

AmberDenae said...

Oh so very exciting! I look forward to reading of your lifechanging journey and I think you should write whatever YOU want to write in your blog- this is a milestone!!! I'm tuned in :)

Jenn said...

Again - congrats Leah!!! I can't wait to see pictures of you and your baby bump, you're going to be an absolutely adorable pregnant chick!!!

Andrea said...

EEeek! I love the details! How awesome!

And I in fact will POAS too even if we aren't trying or signs indicate otherwise :) Just last month I POAS on 10dpo because I literally thought my boobs were on fire. I never felt such pain in my life! Haha!

Discuss pregnancy all you want girl. Prego or not, I love reading your blog :)

[Psst..add me too on facebook! Andrea Weiss]

Erin said...

So exciting!!! :)

This makes me miss having a blog ....

I think we should be FB friends, too!! [Erin Nevicosi]

Emily said...

OMG, congratulations! It will be so fun to read baby news. Can't wait to hear more!

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow...what amazing news. I can't wait to read more.

Sarah said...

You are on your way to what I am sure is going to be an incredible journey! And you should blog as much as you want about your pregnancy--it's an exciting time for you.

abby said...

Wow I can't imagine the thoughts going through your head while waiting for the test. Tony's reaction is priceless and so sweet! While I appreciate your promise, I can't say I'd blame you for sharing the details of a pregnant life once in awhile. I'll consider it vicarious preparation :)

kpapa said...

I won't complain about any pregnancy whining as long as you promise to show us belly pics/nursery pics. Yay!

Rebecca said...

Tony's response was so sweet! I don't care if every one of your posts is about being pregnany-I'll still read it! You're so funny and honest, and that shows through in your blog. I love reading it!

Mary said...

Congrats on the happy news! I love that picture below of you guys holding the sign. What an awesome thing to show your child someday.

Julia said...

Holy Shit! Talk about a meaty post. I read this one before the sign picture post so I was a bit confused at first [all that charting talk freaks me out a bit].

But HOLLA! So excited to share this journey with you. I guess you won't be doing a full marathon anytime soon, huh? :)

Dr. Erin and Mr. Heath said...

Congrats again, my dear! I am so happy for you two. I've had a hunch that you were prego - the "pregnant" billowy top picture, the line about your lives changing big time this year.... You might be a good secret keeper, but you couldn't help but let a few hints slide!
You look amazing, and I'm sure it's just going to get better.
And, thanks for not alienating the rest of us ;)

Aimee Jo said...

Congrats, Leah!! That's so exciting! Now I'll have to stick around and stalk more...I love me some babies!

Thanks for the birthday wishes, too!

Joi said...

Woo hoo! Congrats! You and Tony are going to make awesome parents. I think all your readers had a little clue in the hints you were leaving! : )

So excited to for you!!!!!!

kari said...

I can't tell you how happy I am for you and for now, I'm going to live vicariously through you, so you better post pictures Missy!

Meredith said...

I love your description of Tony's response to your telling him! I almost cried!

I also would love and cherish any gender, but would secretly like a BOY first!

Also, thanks for your kind words this morning :)

Karen said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited and happy for you, thank you for sharing all the details!!!

Ashley said...

I'm so happy to know the details :o) And I hope my blog isn't alienating...thanks for the reminder! ;o)

Erin said...

Congratulations! I totally understand how you felt with that first test, there's no turning back. Enjoy this time now, it really starts to fly at the end.

Lori said...

Congrats! How exciting!

Megan said...

I've already said it a million times, but CONGRATS again! Yeahhh..I've been waiting for this blog post!! :) So glad to hear you've been feeling well... and for what its worth, I completely understand wanting both a positive AND negative to show up on that HPT! All those crazy emotions... Have a great weekend!

Katherine K said...

OMG, can't believe you're pregnant!! I didn't read your blog for a couple weeks and I missed a ton! Way to go! I'm excited for you!! :)

G+D said...

This brought tears to my eyes. Especially your DH saying he was going to be a daddy. That is so amazing. I'm so happy for you!!

 

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