Friday, August 31, 2012

I'm Baaaaaaaaack!

And pregnant!  I'm not sure where to begin or how much information to share...  In the interest of over sharing, I'll start at the beginning.  We learned I was pregnant on December 18.  I was only 4 weeks.  I had taken a test that morning and left it out while I crawled back in bed.  When Beau got up a little later, he called to me that it was negative.  A minute later he said, "you can barely see the second line".  I flew out of bed, knowing that any piece of a second line meant it was positive.  Beau was a little startled by that revelation and we were both a bit skeptical of the results.  Two more tests over the next couple of days confirmed our Christmas surprise.  The timing was perfect to share with our parents over the holidays, but we were both very nervous that I'd miscarry, so our enthusiasm was a bit reserved.  I have a way of taking the fun out of things ;)

On Christmas Eve, we asked my parents if we could give them some early Christmas gifts.  I gave my mom the book Someday by Alison McGhee.  She's read the book before and knew right away why I'd give it to her.  Inside I wrote a note, "Merry Christmas Grandma, see you in August!"  To my Dad I gave a few wood-crafting, toy books.  Hint hint, get crafting Dad!  They were both a little caught off guard by our news, but the tears came quick.  Happy tears, I think, even from my dad who is not exactly a fan of kids.

Christmas Portrait

We spent the rest of the Christmas holiday enjoying time with family and counting down the days until we were out of the 12 week miscarriage zone.  If only we had known what little time we had to revel in the excitement of the pregnancy before I was hit by the morning sickness bus just one week later!  To be continued...