We're having a baby!
|Not the best of images from my appointment yesterday, but apparently the little one is quite the mover!|
Back in April I had my "yearly" appointment. I spoke to my doctor about going off of the pill and how long it would take a person like myself (who has been using it for about a decade) to conceive. I've always had this underlying fear that there was something wrong with me and I wouldn't be able to have children (surprisingly, Jacob admitted the same fear to me), and I figured being medicated for so long (to the point that I no longer even menstruated) probably wouldn't help matters. My doctor couldn't give me much information, and just said that different women "bounced back" at different speeds after going off of the pill. I had her write up a refill prescription, and went home to have a talk with Jacob.
Children had come up. We both wanted them. But we'd never really had a SERIOUS conversation about the "when" factor. When I came home we talked about whether or not I should refill the prescription and, in true Jacob fashion, he told me that we could just "see what happens". So, I pinned the prescription up on the bulletin board in my office, and finished out the pills I had left. Three months later, I find out that I'm 6 weeks pregnant.
I know that we were lucky, that some couples have to TRY for a REALLY long time before they conceive, and that others are never successful naturally. But it really threw us for a loop. We weren't "trying" we were just not NOT trying. And, it happened. It was meant to be I guess, but still kinda freaked me out with the suddenness of it. I just hope I'm ready for this step!
Over the next week or two I'm going to be posting the tidbits that I've written since we found out the big news. We are happy, nervous, excited, and still kind of in denial... but definitely looking forward to what the next several months (and years!) have in store for us!