Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Guess what?

I am horrible at secrets, especially my own.  A friend can tell me something and tell me not to tell anyone and I will take it to the grave with me.  However, when I have a secret of my own, especially a good one, I want to tell the world!

So, since I can no longer keep this to myself I am going to tell the blog world.  My real life friends who read this blog already know the news, but my family doesn’t know yet and I know none of them read my blog.

I am pregnant!  I’m only 4 weeks.   We weren’t trying yet, but we weren’t preventing it either.  We decided in early April that I would stop taking my birth control and see where it went.  In no way did I expect to get pregnant my first month off of birth control, but I am happy I did.

I found out on Friday, my period wasn’t due until Sunday, but I had a feeling .  I went and bought a pregnancy test, I took it and two faint lines came up.  I was in denial.  Daniel was out of town this weekend so I sent a picture to my friend, Erin.  She immedialtly replied, “I SEE TWO LINES!”  I still didn’t want to get my hopes up,  the next day I took another test…same thing two faint lines.  Daniel came home on Sunday and I couldn’t hold the excitement in.  I called him into our bathroom and showed him the tests.  They were both really faint lines, but he said “SERIOUSLY?” Then he said ‘No, this line isn’t dark enough!  You have to take another one.”  I was out of tests.

That day I needed to go get a birthday present for a party we had to go to that afternoon.  When I picked up the gift, I picked up another test.  This time a Clear Blue digital one.  I couldn’t take it right away, we needed to go to the party first.  The thought of taking a pregnancy test in a Chuck E. Cheese bathroom creeps me out!  We stayed and partied at Chuck E. Cheese until Cecilia started getting tired and fussy, then we went to my in-laws where Daniel was.  I put Cecilia down for a nap, then I went back to the bathroom and took the test out, peed on a stick and within seconds “Pregnant” came up.  I cried for joy.   I have been wanting a second baby for so long, but convincing Daniel was the problem.  Once I had him convinced I thought for sure it would take us six months of charting to get that positive test.

I am beyond ecstatic and so is Daniel!  I have told three close friends, because I needed to tell someone!  My plan was to tell our families on Mother’s Day, but Daniel wants to wait until after our first appointment which is June 12th.  I don’t know if I will last that long.  I am trying to convince him otherwise.
According to my last missed period the baby’s due date is January 12th.  Another January birthday. I have three cousins with birthdays in January, the first, seventh and eighth.  Daniel’s birthday is January 15th, my sister in law’s birthday is January 29th and my grandmother’s birthday was the 24th.
I plan on doing weekly bump and pregnancy updates on here.  So I will keep everyone posted on Baby #2! 

How long did you wait before telling family and friends you were pregnant?  If it was your second child, how did you tell your little one he or she was going to be a big sister or brother?


Julie said...

Aaaaahhhh! That's so exciting! Congratulations! January 12th is our wedding anniversary and sounds like a great day to have a baby. :)

kourtney said...

Congratulations!! How exciting!! Cecilia will love being a big sister!

Brenda said...

Oh wow!! Congratulations Mindy! That's fantastic!!

Mandy said...

AAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I'm soooo excited for you!!! Congrats! I can't wait to follow along! We told our family and friends when I was a day shy of 5 weeks with Charlotte!

Cole said...

Congrats! What wonderful news!

SEL said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting!!!