8.20.2013

I'm Pregnant! & How we Found Out

you ain't cool 'til you pee on a stick
(if you get this you're my new best friend)

First of all, I'd like to thank all of you for the kind congrats and well wishes on our announcement! It made us feel so loved! (I think baby Tuner felt the love, too!) As soon as I found out I was pregnant I started recording my thoughts, feelings, and even my not so pleasant reaction to the news. I'm not going to lie, I was scared out of my mind when I discovered the news!

We found out we were for sure pregnant on our one year anniversary, although I'd have to admit that I knew the week before while we were vacationing in Cabo.. We got home from our Cabo trip Saturday night and I took my pregnancy test that following morning. Below is our little story and an inside glimpse of my true feelings surrounding the news  since I wrote this just a few hours after finding out.
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July 7th. It’s our one year anniversary, and the day we found out we’re pregnant.

I had a feeling a few days after we arrived in Cabo. Something deep down inside of me just knew. And that feeling, coupled with the fact that I couldn’t stomach the smell of red meat and almost upchucked every time I saw a taco (which is kind of hard to avoid in Mexico), simply confirmed what I already knew. I am pregnant.

The morning after we got home I rushed to the bathroom to take a home pregnancy test, and sure enough I saw those two florescent pink lines staring back at me. Steven knew I was taking the test. I already confessed earlier that week while we were in Cabo that I thought I was pregnant. His reply was that I was being a hypochondriac and to have another Margarita. Men. So he was standing right outside the bathroom door when I screamed, “STEVVVENNN!! Oh Sh*t!”

Yep. Those were my first words when I discovered our child was indeed growing inside of me. 

Oh sh*t.

I cried. And I’m not too certain they were tears of joy either. More like tears and fear, anxiety, and even a pinch of dread. The joy came later.  

I then reached for my phone and googled, “I’m pregnant. Now what!” And I think that sums up my knowledge of what to expect these next 9 months... 

We are so clueless of how to care for you, little babe. But we already love you so much.
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Although, I wish I could take back the words I said when I discovered there was a miracle growing inside of me (!!!), I have to admit I'm glad I have such a candid reaction recorded to help me always remember those first few hours. 6 weeks later....we are still clueless, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't still scared, but we're excited for the journey ahead. 

So be prepared for lots of belly photos and disgusting bodily function updates! Okay, I'll keep the gross stuff to a minimum.. but seriously, I hope you stick around so that you can learn all about my growing relationship with public toilet bowls and how every time my symptoms change in the slightest I feel certain I'm going to die because this wonderful thing we call the world wide web can be so terribly scary when growing a baby. It's going to be a good time, ya'll. Promise.
12 weeks

24 comments:

Lauren said...

Danielle!!! Congrats!!!! I am so happy for you!! Also, now you are a mommy blogger:)

Brittany Fry said...

Congrats and I must say that those would most likely be the same words I would say at this time too!! I cannot wait to follow along on your journey (:

Chloe West said...

Congratulations!! It changes your life, but it's so, so worth it.

Sarah said...

Oh, how a love a good Billy Madison reference. :) Congrats! Life will never be the same...in only the best ways.

Nadine said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you two! And I bet Huck and Herschel are very excited to be big brothers! Can't wait to follow along your special journey.

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

Congrats!! I think my first words would be even more inappropriate but it makes for a good story. :)

Jill
Classy with a Kick

Rustic Living said...

I'm so excited for you! And my first reaction to being pregnant was mostly fear too. I went back and forth between fear and excitement for all 9 months, haha. Oh, and "you aint cool till you pee on a stick" makes me think of Billy Madison...not sure if that's where you got it, but that's what I thought of! : )

Jennie said...

So so happy for you and Steven!! I was the same way when I found out I was pregnant the first time. I cried and not tears of joy but complete fear! I had no idea what to do, what was going to happen, or how it would all feel! The 2nd time around it was a lot less scary and I felt like a pro =)
I cant wait to see all the cute ways you dress your growing bump! Love you both so much =)

Tamara @ Everything Happens said...

Congrats, Danielle! There is nothing wrong with your reaction... it would definitely be mine, too!

Celeste said...

Congratulations!!! So happy for you! Your life will never be the same, but it will be SO worth it :) And don't worry, when I saw my first positive pregnancy test (I took six to be sure!) I had a very similar reaction...pretty sure I may have said the EXACT same thing, even though we were technically "trying"! But underneath the shock was joy, and now that my little guy is here I am more in love than I ever thought was possible. So excited to follow along on your journey!

Cara said...

You are too cute. I'm not going to lie, that would 100% be my reaction. It's like "omg everything is different starting right now and this is real". I don't blame you one bit. I think you were just more in shock than anything. Congrats and you look gorgeous. Enjoy this time!

Nicole said...

Congrats! What a super exciting time in your life! So many blessings and new experiences to come!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

That's so exciting (although also overwhelming and I probably will say the exact same thing when I find out I am pregnant haha) and I am looking forward to following along with your updates! Congrats lady! xoxo

Krista said...

Congratulations, such an exciting time! And thanks for bringing back some Billy Madison memories :)

michelle said...

congrats!!!! this is so exciting! i would have said oh shit too!

Pamela said...

Can I just say that I'm happy with your reaction? My husband said that when I find out that I'm pregnant one day, that I'm prob going to be sitting in a corner bawling my eyes out. It's awful but prob true. It's such a scary & exciting thing at the same time! Congrats! You are going to be so cute with a big bump!

Mimi Finerty said...

I really live how honest you are. I think everyone paints a bit of a rosy picture about the miracle of birth and as someone who isnt and never has been pregnant its refreshing to hear your honest re action.
Congratulations and I look forward to reading all about your journey and your growing belly! :)

Recently Roached said...

Hooray! :)
This is so exciting!!

Sarah Alway said...

Could not be happier for you and I'm so excited to read about your journey!

Sarah @ Life As Always

Kristine said...

Billy Madison, duh. And YAY! So exciting! Congrats! So excited to keep up with updates!

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

yayyy! Congrats! I'm 29 weeks pregnant and while I am SO EXCITED to welcome this baby to the world, I am also a little nervous. I hope you're feeling well! Just wait until you start feeling little kicks and rolls- oh man, life changer for sure!

Kenzie Smith said...

If it makes you feel better my first words after finding out I was pregnant were worse than oh shit ;D I was absolutely mortified and was panicking. Thank goodness John was level headed and calm ha ha!

Corinne said...

Look at you!! So adorable!!

And for the record - I would probably react the same way. As much of a miracle as babies are, the process of them being born scares the absolutely heeby-jeebies out of me.

Love it :)

Elli Degennaro said...

I know you've already received a lot of congratulations, but let me add one more. Congratulations to your baby! Being pregnant is one of the most unique, thrilling yet frightening experiences for a woman. It's okay to be scared because it just means you're really concerned and love the child inside your womb so much that it gets frightening.

Centennial OB-Gyn, P.A.