Four days ago (12/14/08) I found out I am pregnant! I’ll never forget the surreal thrill of seeing the two pink stripes. I am five weeks along, even though the fetus/blastula/something or other has only actually been in existence for 2 or 3 weeks. Currently, it looks like an alien.
It’s funny. When we first decided to start trying, I worried about whether it would actually work. I had a hard time imagining my body being capable of producing a human being. My body had never done such a thing before, could it really do it?
Suddenly, it seemed that everywhere around me, women were getting pregnant. They were beating me to the chase! Would it work for me too or would it be a long nightmare of trying to conceive and/or trying to figure out might be wrong?
Then suddenly I was. Suddenly that part seemed short and simple. Now my worry is replaced by the statistics on miscarriage. Other than that, however, I am thrilled. I can feel the twinges. My sense of smell is heightened. Tiredness hit me this week, a double whammy because I have also stopped my daily morning tea.
We are going to tell our parents at Christmas (which is why I won’t post this entry until after Christmas.) Currently our idea is to buy a Christmas ornament for each grandparent-to-be and write “Grandma” and “Grandpa” on each. We will give them the ornaments to open and that is how they will receive the news. I can’t wait.
The journey begins!
Dec 28th 2008pregnancy