How We Found Out: We had been trying to get pregnant for a little over a year so we were on the lookout for that extra pink line. I was supposed to wait until Wednesday, March 16th to take a test, but I am the most impatient person ever and decided to test on Friday, the 11th. I saw the slightest line and only let myself get a little excited. Didn't want to get my hopes up just to be let down. The next two days I took a test in the morning and at night. The lines were still there! On the third day I took a digital test that would either say "pregnant" or "not pregnant." Can't get any more clear than that! I nonchalantly mentioned that I could see faint lines to Cameron, but again didn't make a big deal out of it. When I saw "pregnant" on the digital test, I told Cameron, "I'm really pregnant!" I must have caught him off guard because he responded, "That's awesome! Gus just peed in the hallway." Hahah not your perfect blog-worthy way that I thought it would happen, but it's real life! I called my doctor's office that Monday and was scheduled for a blood test on Wednesday, March 16th which officially confirmed that I was pregnant!
Morning sickness: More like all day sickness. It was like right when I confirmed I was pregnant it started, too. My nurse gave me the gift of Diclegis around week 6 and I've been popping two of those every night before bedtime. Exhaustion: I was pleasantly surprised that this didn't hit me as hard as I thought it would. Now, I've always been a napper so some naps did happen after I got home from work, but the full on exhaustion never really happened. Appetite: Ugh, literally the only thing I wanted to (or could) eat for my first trimester was pizza, cheeseburgers, french fries, and mac&cheese. Hormones: I didn't think they were crazy at the time, but looking back now - WHOA. A combination of Cameron wanting me to eat healthier when all I could stomach was carbs combined with the overwhelming joy of the thought of finally becoming parents made me totally crazy. On top of that, we hid the fact that we were having twins from everyone but our parents and my best friend until the gender reveal at 17 weeks! Talk about stress! Poor Cameron got the worst of it. Love you, Cam! Potty Breaks: So many potty breaks! Too many times to count throughout the day due to upping my water intake, and 1-2 times in the middle of the night. How We Told Our Parents: After we confirmed through the blood test that I was pregnant, I couldn't wait much longer to tell our parents! Luckily, we had just completed our guest bathroom renovation so we had an excuse to have them over for what wouldn't be an obvious pregnancy announcement. Combine the bathroom unveiling with dinner and we had them hooked! We waited until everyone arrived and escorted them to the bathroom. I made sure that Cameron went in first and I went in last. They looked around, "ooh"ed and "ahh"ed and when they were almost done, Cameron said something to the effect of "oh, and we updated the bathtub a little bit." At that point, he opened the shower curtain and this was sitting in the tub!
Proud Parents To Be
Proud Grandparents To Be
I'll do a whole separate post all about the twinsies next! I already have a list of obvious questions, but feel free to ask me any you may have so that I can add them to the post! :)