1 Year Ago
Today marks a very special day! It was 1 year ago today that I found out I was expecting and that my life would be forever changed.
Unlike a lot of people, I didn't have the exciting "Look Honey it's Positive" moment. For several days leading up to the 17th I wasn't feeling great, but figured it was Aunt Flo on her way. Then on the 16th I was sitting in the middle of a team meeting when I felt like I was going to puke. I immediately headed home thinking it was the flu and proceeded to spend the next 24 hours puking. Finally at the urging of my mom and husband, I went to immediate care. I laugh now, because on the way I joked with my husband that I really hoped it was just the flu because if I was pregnant and had to feel like this for weeks on end I wouldn't survive. At the care center, I went back to the exam room while the husband waited in the waiting room. The doctor immediately asked if I could be pregnant and sent me to take a test.
Waiting for those results probably only took 10 minutes, but it felt like hours. Finally the doctor came in and told me - all alone - the news. I was PREGNANT! Dumbfounded is the only word that could come close to describing how I felt. When I finally made it out to the waiting room - I burst into tears. I think Chris thought I had lost my mind until I told him the news. Those first few days, I think we were both terrified. I continued my puking streak and after a tearful call to the OB, convinced them to get me in for a visit in just 3 days. I vividly remember days of crying because I felt so bad, and wondering how on earth I was going to survive. But we did. It's amazing the difference a year can make and we wouldn't change it for the world!