Sunday, August 20, 2006


Wendy here. It's official. We're pregnant!

I feel so lucky and so blessed that we got pregnant on the first try.

I had first tested on Thursday 8/17th (9 days past ovulation or dpo) and had gotten a negative. I think I will always remember that feeling when I saw the pregnancy test's blank window. Such disappointment and sadness and dread in thinking I would go through this whole process again. I called Karen and shared the news. She was concerned for me and still hopeful. Her statement was, "It's not over until you get your period".

On Friday 8/18 (10 dpo), I had a shadow of a line in the pregnancy test window. I couldn't say it was a line but I could see where the line would be and my hopes raised again a bit. Later that afternoon, I got one screamer of a headache. It was not quite a full migraine but painful just the same. I was upset again because I thought it was it was a precursor to my period (even though I usually don't get headaches before my period). Still, I held off taking a Tylenol... just in case. Now I think the headache was just my body reacting to the pregnancy.

On Saturday 8/19 (11 dpo), I woke up at 5:00am and couldn't go back to sleep. I tested again and wrapped the test in toilet paper so I wouldn't look at it until the 3 minutes were up. And there it was... a faint line. I called Karen and we laughed for over an hour. "Any line means you're pregnant" was what we said over and over to one another. My good friend Heather called later that morning. She told me to get my but to her house. She wanted to see my test. She pulled her pregnancy test out of her baby box and showed me that our "faint lines" were almost identical. "Girl, you are pregnant!" she announced.

And this morning, I tested with a digital pregnancy test. It popped up with the magical "pregnant" word within seconds. It's official!! WOW!! My due date is May 1st and I should be able to learn the baby's sex around Thanksgiving.

Our families have been told and everyone is excited for us. I feel so blessed and happy!! Please wish us well as we begin this incredible journey!


Caroline said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!! I am sooooo happy for you guys. I was thinking of you over the weekend wondering if you were pregnant!!!! Congratulations!!

Ethan Barry's Momma said...

We are ecstatic for the both of you!!!! We get to raise our babies together...yippee!!!!!!!

Ethan Barry's Momma said...

LOVE the new ticker...too cool!!! Isn't it so exciting. I still love looking at mine every day.

nursevest said...

I am so excited for you both. It is just "Awesome". I tried for 10 months with my second child and I wouldn't wish that upon anyone, especially for us obsessive people, you really go crazy. I am so glad it happened on the first try, it was meant to be. This will be the best journey you have ever experienced. There will be ups and downs, but it is so worth it in the end. There is no love like the love you have for your children. I can't wait to see you guys early Nov. 7-11th. Love and congratulations to you both,

wenders said...

Hoooooooooray! Congrats to you both!

Momai said...

Wowie, congrats! Mombi and I are so happy for you! Isn't it strange when it happens right away, after trying so hard to not psych yourself up for it?

*G* said...

Wow, pregnant on the first try!!?!?! Fabulous! (And, encouraging, too!)

M. said...

Good grief..that is some great beginners luck! It took us 8 tries and lots of dissapointment and sadness. So glad you didn't have to experience that. And now, we're pg together, you're just a bit behind us. He he.

Holly said...

I am a blog surfer slacker for one week and look what I miss!
How exciting! Here's to a wonderful pregnancy experience and a healthy new addition to your family!!!!

Wendy and Karen said...

Thanks to everyone for the congrats and well wishes! We're so very excited and feel so very lucky/blessed to be on our way.