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8 Week Catchup

It has been a short lifetime since I last posted. I’ve been so tired these past few weeks that it has been hard to be motivated enough to do much of anything.

Telling my parents went really well. We gave my father the onesie under the guise that it was an overdue birthday present (that was in there, as well). At first, he thought it was for the dog, but after a while, he clued in. My mother looked at us and said “You’re not…” and then proceeded to jump up and down yelling “Oh my God! Oh my God!” I honestly thought that she was going to tackle The Boy. She’s bursting at the seams to spread the word, but knows she has to wait another 5 weeks before she can tell the world.

In other news, we had our first ultrasound at 6 weeks and 4 days. We saw the flicker of the heartbeat, which was pretty unbelievable. Right now baby Wicket looks like a blob, but when we get out next ultrasound in 3 or 4 weeks, it should actually look like a little person. Crazy talk, I tell you.

I also finally took my first belly shot today. Here I am at 8 weeks, rocking my lovely bloat:

8 Week Belly

As far as symptoms go, I’ve had wicked heartburn and some nausea. No vomiting so far, which I hope keeps up. My boobs have taken on a life of their own. The worst thing I’m dealing with is fatigue. I can barely run an errand without having to come home and take a nap. The upcoming semester should prove to be a challenge. I’m nervous, but know that the distraction of being out and about will do me a world of good.

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Telling the Parental Units

The Boy and I are off to tell my parents about the Baby Ewok (did I mention that’s what we’re calling the baby?) tonight. It’s strange, I’m nervous like I’m going to get in trouble or something. I have no worries, they’ll be over the moon about it. My mom knew we were ttc in general, but no specifics. This will be their 8th grandchild. To tell them, we bought them these:

We got one for my mom too, but don’t have a picture. It says “What Happens at Grandma’s Stays at Grandma’s. It should be an interesting evening. 🙂

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What happened you ask? I took a test the morning of 12 DPO. We watched it for a couple of minutes, and decided it was a BFN. I threw the test out and started my morning routine. After a short time, I was curious and pulled the test out of the trash. What’s this I see? A faint line? It was at about the 10 minute mark, so I wasn’t sure if the result was reliable or not. I decided to test the next day. I updated my girls on GP and asked them not to congratulate me just yet. I was afraid of huge disappointment.

Flash forward to the next morning and another ambiguous result from a cheapie Dollar Tree test. I decided to back things up with a digital. In no time at all the word Pregnant popped up on the screen. Still not convinced after getting a false BFP on a digital my first cycle, I called my doctor’s office for a blood test. About 3:30 that afternoon, I got the call… OFFICIALLY PREGNANT.

I told my BFF this weekend and am waiting for a cute onesie to arrive so that we can tell my parents. The Boy’s parents are both passed, so they’re the only ones we’ll tell until after 12 weeks. In the meantime, stick, baby, stick!

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